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Rob_mc_1

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Chicken Brutus wrote:

I don't know why you guys are complicating this. I just take it in the tub.

I would be concerned about mixing up with the soap if I couldn't see while lathered and I wouldn't want to loose it. Maybe if they release an XL version.

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@R-L-A-George: Oh, no my dear friend I believe you are mistaken. It is just silly to think of cleaning anything but a long tube with a pipe cleaner. That is the joke. Ho-ha-ha...

Of course. Water makes sense. I mean they do use a Plastic coating on circuit boards to prevent damage and there are chemical that you can use to prevent corrosion like CLR or you can use something like rubbing alcohol which is electronic friendly. Just use an air compressor at 80 psi to get all the water out before you turn it on again. But before you do all that make sure you kiss the Blarney Stone before you proceed.

Actually the speakers and microphone are not waterproof so I would suggest avoid getting any liquids in it.

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I just use the small cloth used for cleaning my glasses.

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Rob_mc_1 wrote:

Radixxs wrote:

@R-L-A-George: Oh, no my dear friend I believe you are mistaken. It is just silly to think of cleaning anything but a long tube with a pipe cleaner. That is the joke. Ho-ha-ha...

Of course. Water makes sense. I mean they do use a Plastic coating on circuit boards to prevent damage and there are chemical that you can use to prevent corrosion like CLR or you can use something like rubbing alcohol which is electronic friendly. Just use an air compressor at 80 psi to get all the water out before you turn it on again. But before you do all that make sure you kiss the Blarney Stone before you proceed.

I hear 91% isopropyl alcohol works best with the screens! True story!

but seriously, use a glasses cleaning cloth or...dare I say it...refer to the owner's manual!!!!!!!!!

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lz20XX wrote:

Rob_mc_1 wrote:

Radixxs wrote:

@R-L-A-George: Oh, no my dear friend I believe you are mistaken. It is just silly to think of cleaning anything but a long tube with a pipe cleaner. That is the joke. Ho-ha-ha...

Of course. Water makes sense. I mean they do use a Plastic coating on circuit boards to prevent damage and there are chemical that you can use to prevent corrosion like CLR or you can use something like rubbing alcohol which is electronic friendly. Just use an air compressor at 80 psi to get all the water out before you turn it on again. But before you do all that make sure you kiss the Blarney Stone before you proceed.

I hear 91% isopropyl alcohol works best with the screens! True story!

but seriously, use a glasses cleaning cloth or...dare I say it...refer to the owner's manual!!!!!!!!!

Well, sometimes the cloth does not do it and I've never seen anything in the manual about cleaning... Particularly how to clean it.

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I take a small towel, run some water over a corner, wring it out, and wipe the wet towel over the screens and buttons. Then I dry it off with the remaining portion of the towel and repeat with the outside.

this effectively removes fingerprints and dust but doesn't damage the hardware.

I've also used this method for other handheld systems.

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Microfiber cloth.

Stop complaining and GO PLAY GAMES.

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I should probably get some of those micro fiber cloths. I'm afraid to touch the screen with anything.

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Don't get it dirty.

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It is best to use a microfiber cloth,
soaking a corner with distilled water well drained
this cleans dust and dirt tracks in addition to not be corrosive to the console
then dry the remaining moisture that may remain with the rest of microfiber cloth.

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@ Aviator
That's impossible. A soon as you start playing it the dust specks slowly land on your screen. Just wiping them off could cause scratches so your screwed no matter what. For 250 dollars you'd think the screens should be scratch resistant.

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32. Posted:

3DS + Banana + Banana Peel + Windex + Microfiber Cloth + Rain-X Original + Microfiber Cloth

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I like to take my 3DS in the shower with me so it gets clean the same time I do. :)

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I find my breath and a cloth used for cleaning glasses works brilliantly.

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Link79 wrote:

@ Aviator
That's impossible. A soon as you start playing it the dust specks slowly land on your screen. Just wiping them off could cause scratches so your screwed no matter what. For 250 dollars you'd think the screens should be scratch resistant.

It is not impossible. Just don't start playing it and never remove it from its packaging. The other option is to get a clean room and play it in a body suit.

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Aviator wrote:

Don't get it dirty.

You have to wear gloves and its difficult not to get it dirty unless you pack it into an air tight box and never play it.

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R-L-A-George wrote:

lz20XX wrote:

Rob_mc_1 wrote:

Radixxs wrote:

@R-L-A-George: Oh, no my dear friend I believe you are mistaken. It is just silly to think of cleaning anything but a long tube with a pipe cleaner. That is the joke. Ho-ha-ha...

Of course. Water makes sense. I mean they do use a Plastic coating on circuit boards to prevent damage and there are chemical that you can use to prevent corrosion like CLR or you can use something like rubbing alcohol which is electronic friendly. Just use an air compressor at 80 psi to get all the water out before you turn it on again. But before you do all that make sure you kiss the Blarney Stone before you proceed.

I hear 91% isopropyl alcohol works best with the screens! True story!

but seriously, use a glasses cleaning cloth or...dare I say it...refer to the owner's manual!!!!!!!!!

Well, sometimes the cloth does not do it and I've never seen anything in the manual about cleaning... Particularly how to clean it.

Mine works just fine :O

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sykotek wrote:

3DS + Banana + Banana Peel + Windex + Microfiber Cloth + Rain-X Original + Microfiber Cloth

Note: I take no responsibility if Donkey Kong steals your shiny 3DS.

Again chemicals that leave residue and harm the screen, not a good idea. The stuff I suggested I use is actually made for electronics, particularly sensitive ones, such as those TV's that have those ultra sensitive screens....My HDTV's are those really popular Vizios.

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lz20XX wrote:

R-L-A-George wrote:

lz20XX wrote:

Rob_mc_1 wrote:

Radixxs wrote:

@R-L-A-George: Oh, no my dear friend I believe you are mistaken. It is just silly to think of cleaning anything but a long tube with a pipe cleaner. That is the joke. Ho-ha-ha...

Of course. Water makes sense. I mean they do use a Plastic coating on circuit boards to prevent damage and there are chemical that you can use to prevent corrosion like CLR or you can use something like rubbing alcohol which is electronic friendly. Just use an air compressor at 80 psi to get all the water out before you turn it on again. But before you do all that make sure you kiss the Blarney Stone before you proceed.

I hear 91% isopropyl alcohol works best with the screens! True story!

but seriously, use a glasses cleaning cloth or...dare I say it...refer to the owner's manual!!!!!!!!!

Well, sometimes the cloth does not do it and I've never seen anything in the manual about cleaning... Particularly how to clean it.

Mine works just fine :O

Believe in the cloth!

Yeah but there is still issues with body grease, that comes out of your pores whether you wash your hands or not.

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I have this screen-resistant cloth (okay, that cloth that's usually in glasses cases) to wipe my top screen,

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