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Old 08-18-2008, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My few-week-old-Curve has a pretty small mark on the screen where I had it in the door pocket of my car. It really is pretty small, but it's already annoying me quite a bit.

Any tips on removing it? I don't think it's a scratch, as I can "feel" the tiny bump where the mark is, but polishing with a glasses cloth hasn't removed it. I've heard rumors toothpaste can do the trick?

Will post a picture later on when I get home.

Thanks in advance for any tips,
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ed, there have been some who used different methods here, but the first thing you should do it get a screen protector on order before the sun sets:

Where can I get a screen protector? - BlackBerryFAQ
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Thanks JSanders. I was actually looking at the various options for these as you posted I will definitely get something. I did try using the holster that came with the BB, but found that it made it so much more bulky, and was a pain to keep taking the thing in and out of the holster.

I may even take the BB to a camera shop after work (Jessops I've heard good things about) to see if they can advise about the mark, and to see if they sell screen protectors.

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Read this:
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I would recommend ScreenPatronus, I have used them for years with good results.
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Thanks. I'm in the UK and would quite like to go and buy something after work tonight - can you tell I'm paranoid about marking it again?!
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Perhaps a little Windex on a clean paper towel. The Windex is non-abrasive and the rough texture of the paper towel can help lift stuff, but it's still paper so it won't scratch.

If it turns out to be a scratch, there are no solutions to remove scratches. Let me say that again. There Are No Solutions To Remove Scratches. There are scams, bogus claims of success by folks selling something, and outright lies. But I've never come across an actual documented success story. Screen scratches drive me up a tree, so I've looked hard for solutions. In the end I just sell a device with scratches "as is" (with ample warning to the buyer) and replace it with a new one.

Like JSanders said, Screen Patronus is the best.
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CNN.CN sells replacement a LENS for Blackberry devices. This is the clear plastic part of the front casing that covers the actual screen. It is held in place by a strong double-sided tape, and can easily be replaced in about 5 minutes - I've done it on 2 of my kids' 'berries. I got the part shipped for less than $15.

After you replace the lens, stick a screen protector on it to keep it from happening again.
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Thanks everyone. I will try and get hold of some Windex. I am going to go into a jewellers tomorrow who a friend has used to remove "scratches" from a watch face - see if they can help.

Thanks all.

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I could use some advice on this issue. I don't use a screen protector because I don't like the way the edges lift especially with regular use of the holster. So, my question is... considering the fact my phone is in the BB provided holster except when being used and the relatively low cost and ease of replacing the clear lens... is a screen protector really necesary?
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I could use some advice on this issue. I don't use a screen protector because I don't like the way the edges lift especially with regular use of the holster. So, my question is... considering the fact my phone is in the BB provided holster except when being used and the relatively low cost and ease of replacing the clear lens... is a screen protector really necesary?
I don't use a screen protector... but I can see the desire for some. Replacing the lens IS very easy, but the cost is something like $2-3 per protector vs. $15 for the lens... I guess you vote with your wallet
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