Scratched consoles, Leave em or fix em?

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  1. GodofHardcore

    GodofHardcore Paragon of the Forum *

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    ALL these youtubers are fixated on the Switch screen and the Switch warping, nobody said anything about the back being prone to scratches too.

    While I was cleaning the back of my Switch I notcied some faint scratches, wanting to avoid doing to my swtich what I did to my Dual Shock 4 I...filled them in with Sharpie and tried my best to fade the ink it.
    It's a nice effect, you see marker...but no scratch.

    But then I found 2 more still faint but slightly deeper scars from where it slides in the dock. Sharpie didn't hide these.

    So a friend told me scratch remover exists and I'm thinking of getting it. I also ordered a stand an adapter so my Switch isn't in the dock. NINTENDO INGENUITY make a dock that damages ALL the systems.

    But right now I'm not sure if I should fix the scratches, or just leave them be and try not to get any more.

    MY PS3 is also scratched to hell but I'm in no rush to fix those.
     
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    *Ingenuity

    I wouldn't try to fix a scratch on a console. I think it's better just to leave it as is.

    My PS3 (it's a Slim) has some scratches on it, but nothing major, and they're not really noticeable unless you shine a bright light directly on it.

    Side note: I've been using my PS3 to play Blu-rays some lately, because my Blu-ray player doesn't work properly any more. I could use my PS4 for that if I wanted to, but it makes more sense to use the PS3 for multiple reasons.
     
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  3. AUSTIN PEYTON

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    I got a bad scratch on my pro controller.
    Exacto knife smoothed it out and I just sharpied that sucker.
    Wouldn't even know it was there
    I use a tempered glass on my switch screen
    Whoever thought plastic was a good idea for a screen was not smart.
    Anyway it's safe now from the dock and other abrasive things.
    (Plastic piano top is the worst thing ever created)
     
  4. DeChief

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    Just stick some soft fabric to the parts of the dock that touch the Switch, I did it before even putting the Switch in it for the first time.
     
  5. speedyink

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    This. I mean, not that I ever got around to doing so, but this is a great idea and I've been meaning to.

    I've just been careful with mine, been using for over a year now and no scratches from the dock or anything.
     
  6. GodofHardcore

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    Yeah my PS3 is scratched to hell too but I don't feel the urge to fix it like I do my Switch. I was looking at my Switch under sunlight yesterday, can't even tell I did anything to it.
    I have a stand and adapter coming in today, this way I don't have to worry about scratches or overheating/warping.

    I've had a screen protector on the front of my switch since I got it. But I had no idea about the back.
     
  7. Ergot_Cholera

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    Treat your possessions with more care?
     
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    all my consoles (black wii, dreamcast, fat ps2, fat ps3, ps4) are in pretty good shape with very light scratches. though ive got 4 psp 2000 models with somewhat scratched umd silver rings. any ways to take those out?
     
  9. DeChief

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    You shouldn't have to worry about damaging a product when utilising its intended functions. It's more like "Nintendo should treat their designs with more care".
     
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  10. GodofHardcore

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    Remember when you could burn a Game boy and it would still work?

    Lets see what happens when you set a Switch ablaze.
     
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    Remember when you could drop your cell phone and you wouldn't have a heart attack?

    Design > Durability nowadays. You can bet your ass if Nintendo made it as chunky as the Gameboy all the Youtooberz would shit their pants at the prospect of the "fail" videos they would be getting to make.
     
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  12. sp193

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    But plastic is not scratch-resistant. If you blame an accessory (the dock in this case) to be causing scratches when used normally, then it can be said that the design of the dock is flawed.

    However, how does one get scratches on a PlayStation 3??
     
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    [​IMG]

    I'm imagining this, but with a disc.
     
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    I did ask a local shop regarding whether the PSP's ring could be replaced and it is part of the UMD drive door...
    On later models, they shrunk the size of that ring... maybe to reduce the surface area of the scratchable surface. For at least handheld consoles like that, their backs would get scratched, as long as you left them unprotected and placed them on tables.
    I remember that I tried to polish off the scratches with metal polish, but it didn't really help. So I just left them there.

    But I was very much younger then, plus my consoles were all pre-loved. When I got my PSVita in 2013, I got a case with it, to protect it from all sort of scratches. I got a crystal case to cover the PSVita, and a pouch to protect the whole thing while in storage.
     
  15. GodofHardcore

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    USB ports, dark room, trying to put cables in said USB ports in said dark room.
     
  16. DeChief

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    Get lights, dawg.
     
  17. Arcadia

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    I think he's trying to hide the fact that he was drunk.
     
  18. GodofHardcore

    GodofHardcore Paragon of the Forum *

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    I don't drink often.

    Now if Caffeine Jitters were the culprit then MAYYYYYYYYYBE?
     
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