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Posted by Travis Grant On May - 16 - 2012 0 Comment

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:

  1. Use a tissue or soft cloth to wipe any dust and crumbs off the PSP surface.
  2. Spray a tiny amount of lens cleaner onto the PSP screen.
  3. 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.
  4. Polish the PSP screen with a dry part of the microfiber cloth, using moderate pressure and wiping in little circles.
  5. 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.
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