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Initial post: Jan 8, 2010 2:34:46 PM PST
TexasNancy says:
I'm a kindle owner since Christmas so this hasn't come up yet. How do i clean my screen if it should need it?


Posted on Jan 8, 2010 2:43:02 PM PST
I use a damp eyeglass cloth. Seems to do the job just fine.


In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2010 2:48:27 PM PST
lesley9 says:
I have a K1 and K2 and for these past 2 years, I just use my finger to smudge out whatevers or a soft bit of clothing I might be wearing or a 100% polyester throw I have on my bed.

Some feel it necessary to use those special cleaners meant for LCD screens or eyeglasses, etc. but I think that's being too conservative unless you already have those on hand. If I need to wet the screen, honestly, I just lick my finger and rub on the stubborn spots and then use a non abrasive material (aforementioned) which does the trick nicely.

Sometimes I use Kleenex but that I would only use lightly as it has micro wood fibers that I guess could scratch the screen if used too often just as they can on eyeglass lenses.

Neither of my Kindles have shown any problems with my simple cleaning methods. I don't recommend you get the screen dripping with spray on liquids what ever they may be.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2010 2:53:45 PM PST
I use a microfiber cloth. Dry mostly, but very slightly damp if necessary.

You don't need to touch the screen for anything, so it should stay pretty clean.

Enjoy your new toy!

Posted on Jan 8, 2010 2:58:24 PM PST
TexasNancy says:
ty all for your suggestions. All seem very easy thanks!

Posted on Jan 8, 2010 4:39:05 PM PST
This is the main reason I don't want a touch screen.

Posted on Jan 9, 2010 5:15:21 AM PST
I've been using parts of a camera cleaning kit that came with a lense I bought. The blower brush is great for getting crumbs and specs of stuff out from around the screen frame. The soft cloth is perfect for the screen.

I've had my Kindle for almost a year now and I've never actually needed any type of cleaner fluid. The screen stays amazingly clean, especially since we don't have to touch it with our fingers. I have wetted a finger tip for something a bit more stubborn like lesley mentioned. But even though I read when I eat and such even that doesn't have to be done very often.

Posted on Jan 9, 2010 5:38:56 AM PST
I use a shoe shine cloth that hotels provide and it works great.

Posted on Jan 9, 2010 5:47:43 AM PST
TexasNancy says:
Thanks for the suggestions. Do you think my hubby will be happy if I got into his camera "stuff"? lol ahhhhhh who cares!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2010 6:32:34 AM PST
Katelet says:
i put on a screen protector on mine, i have a 4 yr old who retreives my "book" when im busy or something else, and i carry it with me when i go out. they are easy to put on and what nots...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2010 10:50:20 AM PST
TexasNancy says:
Are they easy to get smooth?

Posted on Jan 9, 2010 2:43:50 PM PST
Matt F says:
I use a camera lens bulb type blower and a lint free cloth.

Posted on Jan 9, 2010 3:22:04 PM PST
KindleKat says:
I use the same thing I use to clean my eyeglasses. The screen is glass so it doesn't scratch easily. I have eyeglass cleaner and a cloth I use for my glasses so I just tend to use that, but any clean soft cloth is great and if you get something on there that needs more to clean it then damp cloth or eye glass cleaner works great. I just don't use paper towels or anything like that, don't know if it will scratch it, just not in the habit since I don't use them on my glasses.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2010 12:41:31 AM PST
M. Bender says:
i use a alcohol swab or a packet of prewet eyeglass wipes if i need to get anything off a soft cloth wont wipe.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010 3:56:29 AM PST
Maggie Leung says:
I touch my screen all the time, wipe with whatever's handy -- finger, edge of my shirt, eyeglass cloth, damp paper towel. Have since February. No problem.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010 11:41:49 AM PST
Gayle says:
I use window cleaner and paper towel.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010 11:59:37 AM PST
Matt F says:
Do not use alcohol as it will yellow the plastic part of the Kindle eventually. No Ammonia either!
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