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Hori-ble Screen Protector

Forestred

Novice Member
OK I give in, how do you apply these things without getting air bubbles underneath. I am so far very disappointed as they really do lose alot of the screen's sharpness.

Please help before I rip it off and bin.
 

anticlaus105

Active Member
With the hori one make sure you have it the correct way round. Can't remember but I think you leave the red square side on and remove the clear side to apply it. Mine went on with no bubbles (smoothing it across) after I put it on the wrong way first which had loads. The edges are a little rough but not too bad.

I made the mistake of opening half up tho to clear a spec and got loads of dust trapped under it. I took it off and washed it under a tap before reapplying it to a clean screen. Now one corner does not quite stick down where i peeled it back but its still ok.

It is a pain in the arse but worth it to protect the screen which does scratch v v easily.
 

Forestred

Novice Member
Well I must be honest and say that I got it totally wrong to start with but I have loads of bubbles with only one or two having dust under them! Not only that but the screen seems to have lost its sharpness since I have added the screen protector, it just seems a bit 'out of focus' is the best I can describe it.

Even if I had applied it without bubbles I would still be very disappointed I think unless I have done something very stupid (quite probable)!!
 

jenic

Novice Member
Your not alone, i cant do them either. I just put it in a case when i am not using it and dont bother with a screen protector.

Although, now they are out in the uk i might try and get my local gaming store to apply it for me.
 
i put on the one from game so good you wouldnt know it was on my screen!

The trick , really clean the screen, then cover it up with a piece of plastic to stop any dust settling. Then take your time, make sure its lined up properly and make sure to use the card provided to gently smooth out.
 

Forestred

Novice Member
I have given up, I think they are rubbish :thumbsdow
 

jamieuk23

Banned
I have given up to they are really **** and cause so much stress trying to put them on.

why the hell didnt sony just put them on in the first place !!

think I would be better just using a condom
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
Mine has got a few bits of dust under the left hand side and the bottom left corner doesn't stick down properly where I tried to lift it off again. Still the picture is still great through it so i'm not really that bothered.
 

jamieuk23

Banned
got a guy from my local game to fit there 1 for me ! more than happy with the results + adleast if he messes it up he can just take another of the shelf.

game him £3 tip for 2 minutes work
 

zoidy

Active Member
I bought the two pack from Brando and have now put on the full screen protector not the small one. I ended up putting it on in the bathroom after a shower, the steam helped keep the screen clear of dust.
 

lightbulb

Novice Member
cool, I might get the brando one as they make some good protectors. I was looking for a 1 piece protector around the EU release of the PSP but ended up getting a 3 piece protector which was a pain to line up. On my phones and iPods when applying protectors in the past, I've always put a few drops of water on allowing the bubbles to be pushed out alot more easily. Also Zoidys steaming helps alot if u want to keep the dust down.

I had a a screen only protector film before and it was too rigid to allow it to stick to the screen naturally and bubbles couldnt be pressed out :( it got trashed in the end as I had stretched it in trying to push the bubbles out.

The present protector (some fruity ebay jobby) just dropped into place evenly with no bubbles. I did it outside as wherever I went in the house, dust seemed to follow the psp lol.
 

zoidy

Active Member
Lightbulb,

if you do go for the Brando one piece protector then another thing I did was use masking tape to keep one end (the left side) stuck down (there are two halves to the backing sheet stuck to the protector - take the small left hand piece off). Then I could give the screen another quick wipe and peel off the other half of the backing sheet and stick down the rest of the protector.

Oh and it's also easier to remove the nub first.

Cheers,
Z.
 

Stuart Wright

AVForums Founder
Staff member
See the addition to the end of my review of the PSP (at the top of this forum). I binned thr Hori as I couldn't get it to go on without bubbles and then couldn't peel the final layer off at all.
If they cost, say a quid, then I'd buy half a dozen and keep trying until I got it right. But at a tenner each, they are an enormous waste of money.
 

zoidy

Active Member
Hi Stuart,

yeah, if they do not work the first time you apply it and you have to re-apply things can go badly wrong. Sometimes the protector can be 're-born' by washing it in cold water to get rid of any dust particles that have manages to get on in the process of applying it to the screen. Drying it can be a problem though, but I managed to save one by re-applying the backing plastic once most of the water had dripped off the protector. IT then dryed out normally and I could re-use it.

My first Brando screwed up bigtime, then the edges wouldn't stick to the PSP properly. So I had a little moan to Brando via email and they kindly re-sent me a new pack for free.

Z.
 

Hi/zuum

Well-known Member
I have a beautifully fitted Martin Fields protector screen on my psp. To apply it you need the skill of a million ningas & the patience of ever saint known to man. Without these skills, forget it! :devil: :rotfl:
 

chrislad

Well-known Member
I got the GAME one. Slapped it on with no problems. I can't see how people are finding it difficult.
 
chrislad said:
I got the GAME one. Slapped it on with no problems. I can't see how people are finding it difficult.
i have been saying this for ages !, took me about 10 secs
just made sure the screen was covered by a plastic bag.

looks perfect
 

alchemystical

Well-known Member
Hi/zuum said:
I have a beautifully fitted Martin Fields protector screen on my psp. To apply it you need the skill of a million ningas & the patience of ever saint known to man. Without these skills, forget it! :devil: :rotfl:
Preach :smashin:
 

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