Clean the Screen
I’ve tried all kinds of things on the screen, including diluted rubbing alcohol, diluted Windex, and distilled water. Most of that stuff left smudges. I tried polishing the screen with facial tissues (not the kind with lotion, of course), soft cloths, scraps of cotton T-shirts, and other stuff.
Although tiny amounts of distilled water don’t harm electronics, never, ever subject your PSP to tap water.
After all that experimenting, I tried something novel. I used the same stuff I use to clean my glasses: a gentle, oil-removing lens cleaner, which comes with a microfiber cloth perfect for polishing sensitive materials. It worked far better than anything else I tried.
Thus, to clean the screen, I recommend jumping into the car or onto the bike, heading over to the optical section of your favorite superstore or to an eyeglass shop, and purchasing a glasses-cleaning kit. I’m serious. Make sure that the included cloth is microfiber. Ask the sales-person to be sure.
Then head on home and clean your PSP’s screen. Follow these steps:
- Use a tissue or soft cloth to wipe any dust and crumbs off the PSP surface.
- Spray a tiny amount of lens cleaner onto the PSP screen.
- With the microfiber cloth, wipe in little circles all over the surface of the screen.Make sure that you wipe all the lens cleaning solution off the screen.
- Polish the PSP screen with a dry part of the microfiber cloth, using moderate pressure and wiping in little circles.
- Check for any smudges by holding the PSP up so that you catch some glare off the screen.If it looks sparkly-clean, you’re done. If not, repeat steps 2 through 4.