Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a 10-year old tablet computer that I picked up for a song a few years ago. It works fine for me as a wireless webcam server.

It uses a stylus and eventually I scratched the protective film letting in air bubbles, now the film is slowly separating from the device.

picture here:

enter image description here

Is the film replaceable/repairable in a DIY fashion or is it a goner? I hate to toss working tech but it's certainly not worth sending out for repair.

NOTE: The computer itself still works great, but the screen surface is no longer smooth and further stylus use just snags on the breaks and bubbles in the film.

UPDATE: It turns out the protective film is not just the thin sheet but the thicker plastic underneath as well. The adhesive is old enough to just pull up now. I tried this unsuccessfully a few years ago and stopped, thinking I might break it. A little alcohol on a cotton swab to clean away the last bits of dried adhesive and I'm good to go! Thanks for your help guys.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try to search eBay, maybe there are some protective films for this model there. If not, then find a device with the same, or bigger screen size and trim it to fit.


I've found several on eBay for ~23.50 USD. Probably you can find it on amazon too, if you prefer it.

share|improve this answer

You can buy replacement films for products like this.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.