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Cleaning the HTC Hero Screen

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Syphon, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Syphon

    Syphon Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2009
    Information Technology
    Central Florida
    So I expected this as I have friends with iPhones and I see it on their phones. Smudges! I hate smudges! So normally I just wipe it clean with a microfiber and it looks pretty good, however that does not always remove all the oils caught on the screen. I would think that over time, the oils sitting on the screen will end up degrading the screen or make it look nasty later on.

    I am wanting to clean it and not sure what to use. I have a cleaning kit we use on the document scanners at work. It has microfiber pads and a cleaning chemical which after reading the ingredients is just isopropyl rubbing alcohol.

    I heard the HTC Hero has a special coating on it that keeps it resistant to scratches and makes smudges easier to clean. My concern is that the isopropyl alcohol will beat up that coating.

    So after beating around the bush...the question is, what is the best way to do a good deep cleaning of the screen?


  2. pdragon

    pdragon Well-Known Member

    A cloth should be all you need to clean oil based smudges off the screen, which is probably what the majority are from your hands. It is an oleophobic/lipophobic screen so that stuff should wipe right off.
  3. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Data Tech
    Chicago, IL
    Microfibers and other cloth... Ya'll really know how to make me feel like a slacker.

    As pitiful as this sounds, when I need to clean my screen I usually just run it across whatever pants I happen to be wearing that day.
  4. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor

    Oct 4, 2009
    Database Programmer, Sprint Advocate
    Queens, NY
    Speaking of the screen, do not I repeat do not get it caught in the rain. Its almost impossible using the screen with a film of rain water or liquid on the screen. I noticed it while caught in this miserable downpour here in NYC.

    TS out (trying to dry out)
  5. pdragon

    pdragon Well-Known Member

    Haha that's really all I do myself. ;)

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