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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Quboid, May 28, 2011.

  1. Quboid

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    I have a tiny scratch on my Samsung Galaxy S II's nice new AMOLED screen. Is there any way to repair this?

    The scratch is quite near the middle, it is a vertical line about 4mm long and a hair's width wide. I get a rainbow effect when the screen is on. Can diluted rubbing alcohol help?

    Gorilla Glass is not scratch proof, it is scratch resistant :( Screen protectors and a case as in the post (bolting the door after a horse as bolted!)
     

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    Take it to a cell phone repair place. That sucks btw, I feel for you.
     
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    You could try using that eyeglasses scratch repair stuff. I usually see it in grocery store check out lines in a little tube. I've never used it but it might help.
     
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    Does a screen protector help conceal it?
     
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    Something that bothers me about antifingerprint films is that it'll be perfectly fine for a while but then start showing fingerprints. From what I understand, the coating only lasts for a while.

    I believe it will help conceal it. It looks to be somewhat of a hazy film and not ultraclear.
     
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    I'll try the protector when it arrives, if that doesn't help I'll look at the eye glass repair stuff.

    Why was this moved? I figured the advice applies to all phones, or at least all Gorilla Glass phones.
     
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    I was wondering about that, it hasn't got great reviews but some people have had some success. I might try that. Hopefully my protector will be here on Tuesday so I can see how that works out.
     
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    That screen protector says it has an adhesive so it would probably conceal the scratch pretty well I would think. I would say that the ones that are just "static adhesive" wouldn't work because there's no substance to actually "fill" the scratch.
     
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    Sorry to hear about the scratch. Yet more evidence that screen protectors can be invaluable even with gorilla screens.
     
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    I also have a small scratch on my screen, it was online noticeable at certain angles and light. I now have a screen protector on it and you can't see it anymore.
     
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    I have a crack in my screen from dropping the phone. anybody UK based had the same issue and had it repaired? looking for a rough idea on costs

    thanks
     
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    Well a new screen you can get for under AU$185 delivered (maybe less, but that's how much I paid on ebay). And I'm not sure you can fix a crack for half that price?
     
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    I dropped my phone on Saturday and the screen smashed. It cost me
     

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