best way to clean psp screen?

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  1. Lelouch
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    my psp came today and screen looks dirty.. not to mention the ring on the back had scratches [​IMG]

    windex maybe?

    sigh I already requested a replacement.. I order a limited edition psp and the ring is practically cracked
     
  2. War

    War Take it easy~

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    Buy a micro-fiber cloth and wipe the thing. I also use Clorox scented wipes.
     
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    Thx mate. and good news, they already sent me a new psp! hopefully this one doesn't look like someone took a knife to it
     
  4. m3rox

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    I highly doubt the screen was dirty, it was probably just the clear plastic on the faceplate that was dirty (you can take the faceplate off when you want to clean it).
     
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    I use the cloth that came with my screen protectors. I think I lost it.
     
  6. DarkLG

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    How do you take the screen off cause i tried and i can't one of my screw is all messed up so I can't take it out.
     
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    It's not the screen you're trying to take off, it's the faceplate (which is what is dirty). There are a total of 5 screws you need to remove. The two on the outer edge of where the battery pack is, the two on the other side of the PSP, and the one on the bottom of the PSP (next to the barcode). Once all 5 are out, the faceplate will come right off and you can clean it up (I wouldn't mess with the screen if you don't know what you're doing because a replacement is roughly $45).
     
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    I strongly recommend a grater, a knife, and some acid.

    Or a glasses cleaning cloth(micro fibre)
     
  9. Lelouch
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    what type of acid works best?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I would recommend using a paper towel with a tiny bit of Windex or whatever to clean off the surface first. For the love of god, do NOT use toilet paper. Just make sure the paper you're using isn't the type with the little particles that come off.

    Use scotch tape next. Apply it to your screen and peel it off. This should get off any remaining particles before you apply your screen protector, if you intend to do that. This is the best method that I know of and works pretty well, I did the same thing with my phone and DS.
     
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    3M Scotch Brite Hi-Tech Cleaning Cloth for Gadgets

    Trust me, you don't even need any liquid solution to go with it, just a couple of wipes. [​IMG]

    P.S.: Just about any paper/clothes that are not made of microfiber may trap dust particles and scratch your psp when you wipe it.
     
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    Actually, I find it best to use a steel mesh cloth.. and it sounds real pleasant on the screen too!
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Lelouch
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    I ended up using windex on a cleaning cloth that came with my screen protectors then water after and a towel to dry it up then aired it out >.> that wont wreck my screen if I only do it once? I tried just wiping the screen but it had like residue from the god of war sticker that was on it [​IMG]

    I ordered one thanks [​IMG]
     
  14. Blfdgfdghd

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    have u tried toothpaste? it actually works leave on for a but half and hour i do that with my DS and other thing like cd and stuff atfer half anf hour wipe it off and u should be good to go
     
  15. War

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    As crazy as it sounds, this actually works. I'm not sure if it works for the PSP... but I use it all the time to clean CDs or DVDs that are scratched up. However, I just lightly spread the toothpaste around and then immediately rinse it.
     
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    hmm i dont think u rinse it wet paper towel and remove the toothpaste than you should be done
     
  17. Shelleeson

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    i'm here....silly.
    i've been using this this method to clean up and revitalize scratched cd's and dvd's for years and it works a treat [​IMG]
     
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    i've found a problem for all psp problems... i dont use any protectors and stuff... just buying a new front/back panel every 5 months ;]

    and can some1 tell me what's the fuss about scratches on the ring at the back? you ppl sound sometimes like waiting for execution...