Cracked my Giotto Screen Protector

Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Cameras' started by Dave Jenkins, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 15, 2015
    Dave Jenkins
    Does anyone have experience with the Giotto Schott Glass screen protector for the Fuji X-Pro1? My used X-Pro came with the screen protector already attached, and frankly, I didn't know if it was original equipment or an add-on.

    I'm not sure how it happened, but I cracked the screen protector today. Can I remove it and replace it with another protector? If so, how do I go about it?
     
  2. Anthony Wilkins

    Anthony Wilkins FujiXspot Rookie

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    Anthony Wilkins
    It isn’t original. Not sure how it’s attached so if you haven’t already, I’d do some more research before trying. I haven’t put a screen protector on since my Nikon D40 and haven’t had a problem but it’s 9ne of those personal preference kinda things if you put another one back on - and what kind.
     
  3. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins FujiXspot Regular

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    Dave Jenkins
    If I can find out how to get it off, I think I'll replace it with a plastic one. Hope the screen itself isn't cracked!
     
  4. Covey22

    Covey22 FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 21, 2015
    Armando J. Heredia
    Most of them (and I have used Giottos on my Nikons and more recently my Fujis), are simply adhesive based on the edges
    They are not physically connected at the wide area of the screens.

    I cracked one on my XE-1 one summer. 1st trick which usually works - take some dental floss, work it under one edge, saw it back and forth working your way to the middle of the screen. The floss will do no damage to the LCD itself. Work it slowly, and do this on a sturdy desk. I took off the lens, put on the body cap. I pinned the camera on two sides with heavy hardcover books so it would stay put. I gently worked my way under and around until all the adhesive was worked off. About 10 minutes of work. Try to find string floss, I had to hunt around my medicine cabinet. The "tape" floss doesn't work as well.
     
  5. Covey22

    Covey22 FujiXspot Veteran

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    Armando J. Heredia
    The glass protectors are worth their cost. I would not replace it with a plastic one. A 15 USD protection beats several hundred dollars repair to replace the LCD. Plus glass protectors have better light transmission/glare reduction than plastic ones.
     
  6. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins FujiXspot Regular

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    Dave Jenkins
    Thanks for the help. I got it off with the dental floss trick. Only hitch was that a very small chip of broken glass fell into my slipper and cut my foot!
     
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  7. Covey22

    Covey22 FujiXspot Veteran

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    Armando J. Heredia
    Ouch! Glad to hear it worked though.