11 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2014 7:57 PM by Pen12

    Cleaning the nook screen

      On my nooks as I have 2 units.  Is there a liquid cleaner that would be safe to use W/O causing harm?  I use an appropiate cloth for fingermarks which seems to be working well.  However, there are what I will call imperfections that the dry cloth will not remove.  Using a liquid cleaner may remedy this but only if it safe to do so.  My guess this is not a wise thing to do, but does anyone know?  Thanks..

        • Re: Cleaning the nook screen

          Walmart sells a small spray-bottle of a liquid called iClean. As you could guess, this was made for the iPad, but since the screens are basically the same, it works well for the Nook Color, also. And it comes with two handy micro-fiber cloths.  This small bottle has lasted me since I bought it 7months ago. It's almost out, so I'll have to spend another $15 on another bottle soon.

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            I am holding in my left hand a packet containing a Walgreens lens wipe that is about to be used on myglasses. It says on the package "...TV/computer screens excluding liquid crystal screens" and under Warnings, "Not for use with contact lenses or liquid crystal screens" (emphasis mine). I use the adhesive screen covers they sell at B&N, and I do wipe that with eyegass wipes -- I figure the cover should protect the screen itself from the isopropyl alcohol in the wipes. I dunno how serious the risk is, but whoever wrote the label copy for these lens wipes sounds pretty concerned that these might damage LCD screens!

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                TaustinOC

                MatthewH wrote:

                I am holding in my left hand a packet containing a Walgreens lens wipe that is about to be used on myglasses. It says on the package "...TV/computer screens excluding liquid crystal screens" and under Warnings, "Not for use with contact lenses or liquid crystal screens" (emphasis mine). I use the adhesive screen covers they sell at B&N, and I do wipe that with eyegass wipes -- I figure the cover should protect the screen itself from the isopropyl alcohol in the wipes. I dunno how serious the risk is, but whoever wrote the label copy for these lens wipes sounds pretty concerned that these might damage LCD screens!


                There are differences between the surface of eyeglass lenses (anti-scratch or not) and the surface of an LCD screen, and what's safe on one may or may not be safe on the other. Plus, there are different kinds of LCD screens that respond differently to different cleaning chemicals.

                 

                However, that said, the screens used on a nook color are pretty tough, and are pretty much the same as used on and iPad, so anything that's made for an iPad is almost certain to be safe on a color nook. Anything made for LCD screen in general should be, too.

                 

                If there's a local B&N, you can also check with them on a recommendation (which will be what they sell, no doubt, which isn't a bad idea).

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                  roustabout

                  I've been using a product called Klear Screen (now availalbe in iKlear formulation also, feh, but I suppose they need to let apple folks know it's for them, too) on my LCDs for some time now.  I've been very pleased with the result of using this screen cleaner (I've been using it >3 years on one laptop, ~2 years on the big IPS display at the house. 

                   

                  Alchohol is not nearly as good an LCD cleaner in my experience.

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                  Ok this is what i do i get water and put a drop of water and a cloth to dry the water it cleans it well with no imperfections YOU MUST TURN OFF YOUR NOOK FIRST
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                      BruceMcF

                      HungergamesAJ wrote:
                      Ok this is what i do i get water and put a drop of water and a cloth to dry the water it cleans it well with no imperfections YOU MUST TURN OFF YOUR NOOK FIRST

                      The only thing that plain water might not get would be grease or oil, which alcohol would get. A 1/4 mix of rubbing alcohol or isopropyl alcohol and water in a small spray bottle, sprayed onto a clean microfiber cloth, is likely to do as well as a branded cleaner.

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                      I use a wet one to clean mine and my mom uses eye glass wipes 

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                        I have had my (1st) nook for about a week. I did not purchase screen protectors from B&N, but rather found some very acceptable (and much cheaper) ones on A....n.com..same with a cover.

                        I received them today and wanted to clean my screen before applying the protector. I simply breathed on the screen, much like one would do to eyeglasses (which I also wear), and then polished with the cleaning cloth that came with the screen protectors. The screen became smudge/smear free with hardly any effort and NO cost for product. It does remain to be seen how well the scr. protect film will stay but application was simple and bubble free...

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                          Simple eye glass cleaner works for me