5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2013 1:55 PM by patgolfneb

    I can no longer use my Nook HD+

      Because of the fingerprints. Every timy I use it, it smudges and my psych tells me its OCD. Its all I ever talk about at our sessions. That dam screen. I swear its killing me. I stuck a dishrag through the hole at the bottom left of the nook, you know like you hang it there, and wipe every few seconds. I even tried hanging a beach towel on a coat hanger there which was too heavy to carry and kept falling off. My Dr. Scheduled a brain scan next week to see if this is medical. Please help me sort this, I need to use my new device.
        • Re: I can no longer use my Nook HD+
          2pat

          1. Lose the dishrag and get a microfiber cloth to clean the screen.

          2. Wear gloves, maybe light weight, cotten gardening gloves.

          3. Use a stylus.

          Pat

          • Re: I can no longer use my Nook HD+

            So this is due to the nature of the screen. In order to be as close to the bezle as possible there is not outer layer over the screen (which I love as it doesn't add that shadow around the edges).

            Avoiding smudges is REALLy hard on any screen really. As long as your skin is producing oil you will have marks on any screen. I did a test. I washed my hands and thoroughly dried them then used foam hand sanitizer to really dry out my skin. I think I went 5 minutes of use without any noticble smudges. But really, you only notice smudges when the screen is on. I have to force myself to ignor them when the screen is off.

             

            What works best for cleaning the screen? A autoglass microfiber cloth. Not a microfiber towel, but a cloth, that has no little hairs or isn't soft. But is more like a Shamwow. I have used lint-free cloths used to wipe down sterile equipment in my lab, I've used microfiber towels, I've used everything. And the specific autoglass cloths are the best. One swipe and all my smudges are gone.

             

            That being said, it sounds like you have some underlying psychological issues given that you cannot overcome the anxiety associated with smudges. My advice is to get a case that can store a small cloth to wipe lint and such off the screen. I do wipe my screen once a day in the morning, but if I see a smudge, as long as it doesn't distort the letters or images on the screen, I ignor it, even though it bugs me knowing it's there.

             

            How have the anti-glare screens worked for others? I'm worried that if I apply one then the beauty of the screen will be deminished

             

              • Re: I can no longer use my Nook HD+

                Ruffles5 wrote:

                So this is due to the nature of the screen. In order to be as close to the bezle as possible there is not outer layer over the screen (which I love as it doesn't add that shadow around the edges).

                Avoiding smudges is REALLy hard on any screen really. As long as your skin is producing oil you will have marks on any screen. I did a test. I washed my hands and thoroughly dried them then used foam hand sanitizer to really dry out my skin. I think I went 5 minutes of use without any noticble smudges. But really, you only notice smudges when the screen is on. I have to force myself to ignor them when the screen is off.

                 

                What works best for cleaning the screen? A autoglass microfiber cloth. Not a microfiber towel, but a cloth, that has no little hairs or isn't soft. But is more like a Shamwow. I have used lint-free cloths used to wipe down sterile equipment in my lab, I've used microfiber towels, I've used everything. And the specific autoglass cloths are the best. One swipe and all my smudges are gone.

                 

                That being said, it sounds like you have some underlying psychological issues given that you cannot overcome the anxiety associated with smudges. My advice is to get a case that can store a small cloth to wipe lint and such off the screen. I do wipe my screen once a day in the morning, but if I see a smudge, as long as it doesn't distort the letters or images on the screen, I ignor it, even though it bugs me knowing it's there.

                 

                How have the anti-glare screens worked for others? I'm worried that if I apply one then the beauty of the screen will be deminished

                 


                Boy, you got that right. :smileyembarrassed: