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How do you clean a Kindle Screen?


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Initial post: Nov 18, 2009, 12:35:22 PM PST
bodam says:
Just got me Kindle yesterday and I'm already a big fan. So I was wondering, are there any recommendations on cleaning the screen? I was considering using my eyeglass cleaner and towel but wanted to see what others were doing.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2009, 12:49:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 18, 2009, 12:49:25 PM PST
Krazy4Katz says:
I use the same cleaner for my iPod, my laptop and my kindle. It was an apple product, but if you have anything similar, I am sure it would be fine. Just make sure you use a very soft cloth.

k4k

Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 12:54:36 PM PST
or you can order a cover..it was $12-13 I think..it's plastic magnetic (like the decorations you stick on your windows). does a good job of keeping your screen clean and free of scratches plus you can clean and reapply it

Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 1:21:56 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 1:30:34 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 1:54:50 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 3:15:49 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 3:49:07 PM PST
The screen is actually pretty resilient. If you get a smudge or a spot, rub at it with your finger. You can run your fingers over the whole screen and usually resolve most dust/dirt. If not, use a soft cloth or paper towel (microfiber cloths are my go-to for cleaning everything, so I've always got them) just barely damp with water, and that will work, too. A lot of people are extremely careful of their screens, which is admirable, but in my experience it's a little unneccessary. (I've been a kindle owner since the K1 first came out, so this advice is tried and true!)

Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 3:54:22 PM PST
Bufo Calvin says:
Welcome to the Klub, bodam!

I carry little optical wipes, like you would use for glasses. My cover has a good pocket where I can keep one. I just buy fairly cheap ones, like from Walgreens or Costco. I can usually get them in individual packets, like a Handi-Wipe. :)

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Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 3:54:25 PM PST
Terry says:
Yep, soft cloth is all you need. I wouldn't use my fingers much on the screen, because skin 'oils' can smear the screen. Also I tried the liverwurst and tongue method, but it didn't work. (kidding)

Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 5:37:01 PM PST
Pushka says:
No offence to teachers but telling someone not to get something dirty is not exactly helpful. I kept the Amazon clear plastic on until a magnetic cover arrived. Because as an iphone user I kept trying to swipe the kindle. sigh..

Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 5:45:55 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 6:50:00 PM PST
M.P. says:
I clean everything (laptop, ipod, kindle, keyboard, wacom tablet) with windex & paper towel. Works perfectly. I use eyeglass cleaner and an eyeglass rag for computer & laptop monitors, but the kindle screen is nowhere near as delicate.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 6:57:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 18, 2009, 6:58:55 PM PST
A cotton cloth slightly dampened with water. Or even a wet cloth if you keep it away from the edges. For some gunk you may need to rub back and forth, gently. It's not as delicate as you might think.

Your first tiny nick in the screen will be liberating. Your Kindle will have lost its virginity. The sky won't fall, and you'll stop worrying and being so paranoid about it.

Like any electronic device, the Kindle is meant to be used, and used up, not curated as an art object for the ages. I think many of the covers are really overkill and increase the volume and weight of the Kindle excessively.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2009, 7:12:19 PM PST
J. Simmons says:
I've had this Kindle for well over a year. It's traveled every where with me, including a week long backpack through the Grand Canyon and the only cleaning it generally receives is a rub with my sleeve and a little spit in dire circumstances (taco sauce). The screen has performed admirably until I leaped out of bed and landed on it with my left heal. I'm now on my third kindle. BTW - the screen itself still looks great.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009, 7:18:33 PM PST
Jeri says:
I touch my screen all the time. I just wipe it with an an damp optical cloth--unless I'm in my car and then I use a spot of diet coke on my t-shirt. It's glass, not a computer screen. I've had it almost a year and it still looks new.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009, 6:30:27 AM PST
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Maggie says:
I use whatever's handy -- finger, edge of my shirt, damp paper towel, eyeglass cloth, etc. I touch my screen all the time. I read with only a silicone skin and stow in a sleeve only on the go. Wherever I go, Kindle goes. And I'm on the go a lot. Had it since February. Zero damage.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009, 8:10:49 AM PST
Lexi M. says:
i use a baby wipe to wipe it free of dust that gets under the silicone skin. works wonders on the screen as well.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009, 8:15:01 AM PST
flipoid says:
Lexi, wouldn't the baby wipe have stuff in (moisturizer, maybe) that would leave residue on your Kindle and the Kindle screen? One time in my bathroom, my mirror was really dirty so I grabbed a baby wipe 'cause it was handy, and it left a film on the mirror that I had to wipe off later with a damp paper towel.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2010, 6:08:21 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 25, 2010, 6:13:14 PM PDT
luvshihtzu says:
Just a little Windex sprayed onto an old clean white t-shirt. Never spray Windex directly on the screen. It could run into the edges and damage the electronics. Other than that I never touch the screen.

Posted on Sep 25, 2010, 8:26:31 PM PDT
Sheldon says:
I use eyeglass cleaner and a soft cotton cloth on damn near every "computer" screen I have, Kindle, Palm Pilot, notebook computers. Seems to work fine on everything.

Posted on Sep 25, 2010, 8:53:58 PM PDT
Lexi M. says:
i use alcohol wipes because it evaporates really fast. works like a charm.

Posted on Sep 25, 2010, 9:01:56 PM PDT
Customer says:
Don't any of you folks have cats that sneeze on your screens?? Do you know how hard it is to get cat sneeze off computer/phone/Kindle screens? Let's hear it from the cat experts.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2010, 9:24:55 PM PDT
Dorsie says:
I just use the pre-moistened wipes for eyeglasses. The Zeiss brand is my favorite. I've been doing this for 2.25 years on my K1, and her screen has the complexion of a newborn.

Since each lens on my glasses cost more than a Kindle, I figure they're safe to use.
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