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  1. rice

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  2. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    go to walmart and get one of those glasses cloths from the vision center. They cost $1.50 (where i live). They are designed to safely clean away dust and foreign contaminent without scratching your glasses (or in this case the droid 3 screen and keyboard), and they are also designed to absorb oil and other stuff that could be on your glasses (or droid 3)

    After about a month the cloth will lose its effectiveness and at that point throw it away and buy a new one.
  3. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Or moisten it with rubbing alcohol and continue to use it. I use the little lint free glasses cloths and alcohol to clean my screen and keyboard, works wonders!
  4. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    the thing i dont trust is liquid. hence the alcohol. But yes you could do that. I dont know if the alcohol will eat away any protective layers on the screen or keyboard so i would personally stray from that method. thats just me, i prefer the safe route.
  5. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Android Enthusiast

    Also, use air spray (compressed air) to blow out dust/dirt that might have gotten within the keys of the keyboard.
  6. TyrannoTaurus

    TyrannoTaurus Member

    I always used alcohol prep pads with my OG Droid on the keyboard with no adverse effects. They're cheap, effective and kill germs. I also use them on my Xbox 360/PS3 controllers and TV remotes and it keeps them looking like brand new. Plus, if you accidentally cut yourself, they're around for that too, lol! ...I wouldn't use them on the screen though. I think there's an anti-glare coating that could get damaged??? Not sure, but I don't risk it.
  7. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    I'm hoping that, if you do use compressed/canned air, you do it from a distance and not up very close to the device.

    We've seen reports of debris and dust being blown into the phone, even under the screen, into the camera lens and even into the charging port and causing all sorts of issues to crop up (dust under the screen, dead pixels, scratchy sound, poor battery charging or issues moving files through the data cable, blemishes in pics, etc).

    I'd never use canned air on a phone, preferring to play it safe with special soft cloths made for the purpose and available at Best Buy, etc.
  8. Knitewulf

    Knitewulf Android Enthusiast

    Toothpicks rock for cleaning out the crevices.
  9. HadouGhost

    HadouGhost Android Expert

    plastic toothpicks preferbly. wooden ones but be careful not to splinter or break them. DEFINATELY NOT metal ones
  10. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Metal toothpicks?

    Oh, the kind Richard Kiel uses. :D
  11. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Android Enthusiast

    That's good advice to air spray from a distance and not up close, so that the debris doesn't get further embedded in the phone.

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