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Old 12-27-2010, 07:01 AM   #1
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Does the screen get dirty?

Had my 650 since it came out here in the UK, tremendous purchase, logged many happy hours with it and a worthy successor to my trusty 505.

I generally use the buttons to flip pages because I fear the screen will develop a layer of uncleanable dirt if I constantly use my fingers. To those who use the touch screen a lot, does this happen? Or am I being too protective?
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I just wipe mine off with a microfiber cloth and it is fine. It will get some fingerprints but nothing too bad.
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Like Edbro said, the microfiber works great. I keep a small one in my case. If I get a little smear on the screen I use a damp paper towel to clean it off. Even if you don't use the touch screen, it will collect small bits of dust.

I find that I alternate between the buttons, swiping with a finger (horizontal and vertical) and the stylus.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:42 AM   #4
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I contacted Sony about that because I use a lot of hand lotion and it gets on the screen. Here is what they recommend.

Wiping with a soft dry cloth. Micro fiber is fine.

For more stubborn stains, you can use a soft cloth slightly dampened with a solution of mild soap and warm water. When cleaning, wipe the screen using small circular motions from top to bottom; immediately afterwards, use a soft cloth to dry the screen.

Hand soap, no dish detergent and remember "slightly damp"

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:34 PM   #5
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I have a container of damp screen cleaner cloths, meant for computer screens. Every so often, I use one on all my electronics: computer, ereader, mp3 players.
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:26 PM   #6
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mine doesnt get dirty much, i use a microfibre to wipe it probably once a week. I do use it quite a bit and use the dictionary function alot of textbooks.
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:46 PM   #7
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What Edbro said, microfiber cloth once every eight hours or so of reading for me (often reading while I eat, lol). VERY rarely I have to dampen the cloth slightly with water, not enough to drip or squeeze out, to remove something stubborn.
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I also often prefer using the buttons or the stylus just not to get the screen dirty.

Otherwise, I have found that those 'glass cleaning' kits (spray+microfiber cloth) work very well. I have been using those daily with a PRS900, a PRS950 and an iPad, with adverse effects (I was doubtful at first and some people recommended not to do it... but I had colleagues at work doing the same and it seemed to work fine, so I tried it as well).

I have done this for a year now on the PRS900 (less for the iPad and PRS950) and I am pretty sure it does not affect the screen.

Also, I like the spray because it allows to remove some things more easily. Using microfiber on a 'dry' screen can still scratch it, if you have some particles (sand, or even food at times, if you read while eating like me) sitting on the screen...
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I think you have a better chance of gunking up the buttons than getting the screen dirty. It's a slick surface. You' have to be be eating sticky brownies with bare fingers to gunk up such a smooth surface.
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mine doesnt get dirty much, i use a microfibre to wipe it probably once a week. I do use it quite a bit and use the dictionary function alot of textbooks.
Same here. The screen isn't shiny like an iPhone so I don't see prints on it much.
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I think you have a better chance of gunking up the buttons than getting the screen dirty. It's a slick surface. You' have to be be eating sticky brownies with bare fingers to gunk up such a smooth surface.
OK that's hilarious. I just cleaned up the screen after a very sticky blueberry brownie was consumed, by someone , over it.
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OK that's hilarious. I just cleaned up the screen after a very sticky blueberry brownie was consumed, by someone , over it.
Mmmmmm.... blueberry brownies.... but seriously, serious? That's kind of funny. Perhaps I'm outside your kitchen window trying to figure out how to get to them. I should just ring the bell.
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Mmmmmm.... blueberry brownies.... but seriously, serious? That's kind of funny. Perhaps I'm outside your kitchen window trying to figure out how to get to them. I should just ring the bell.
Dead serious. Best thing in our staff cafeteria !!! They used to have banana/blueberry brownies, those were even better. But, for *some reason*, those are always sold out
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Stop it, you're making me hungry!
So I should not tell you I am now attempting on getting some "cranberry bliss" pie on the screen of my iPad? My co-workers just went to Starbucks, love those cranberry bliss things...

Damn, the holidays are making me fat.
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