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Sometime ago I stuck an LCD screen protector on my E-P2.

As it certainly makes the thing even more reflective, I would like to remove it (without risk of damage to the screen).

Is there a way to do this?

Is warming it up with a hairdryer OK?
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Re: A fool I was...

I presume it's a glass one, not the vinyl ones which just peel off.

Try a razor blade held at a very shallow angle.
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Re: A fool I was...

I have removed a screen protector film without any problems (a 3M manufactured product packed in a green sleeve if memory serves) by slowly and gently peeling it. There was a little residue on one edge but this came away by pressing the centre of the old protector to it and lifting it off.

Warming the protector first might make the adhesive more likely to separate from the film and leave a residue. (There again, it might make it morel likely to come off the screen.)
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Re: A fool I was...

I had this problem a while back on my pre-owned Canon 1D and used a hairdryer to soften the bonding agent (glue strip). I then used an old plastic type credit card thingy to which I had shaved one edge into a chisel wedge shape. Flat side down and teased it under the bonding and worked my way around the edges till it was easy enough to lift off. Plastic rather than steel to my mind does away with and accidental scratches problems to the LCD screen. I then used a wet type spectacle lens cleaning pad to wipe off the residue left behind.
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Re: A fool I was...

Thanks all!

It was vinyl not glass. I warmed it up with the hair dryer and it peeled off clean as the proverbial whistle...

I recently realised how useless the screen protectors are because I bought one for my RX100. This camera has a fantastic screen, clearly visible in any kind of light, even bright sunshine. For fear of damage I fitted a Sony made screen protector and found that the camera became totally unusable in bright light.

In fact I have been using digital cameras for 14 years and never damaged a screen yet (I need to be extra careful now!).

The only good protector was the removable one on the E-1.
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Re: A fool I was...

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After two hours out with the camera, it is still unsullied - so that is one clear round...
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Re: A fool I was...

I think they sometimes cause more issues. My current phone has a protector on it and its the ONLY screen on a phone I've ever had that has had one and the only one that has picked up scratches. Gorrilla glass is so touch that whatever has marred the protector probably wouldn't touch the screen. I'll get around to changing it at some point.
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