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Old 04-19-2007, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Few days ago, I saw some dirty things on LCD screen. Then I use alcohol to clean it. After that, it becomes worst.
The lense was burned! There is a mark on it.
And the worst thing is, alcohol is filtered in the LCD panel. There is another water mark on it.

I bring the phone to service. they said there is no way to get rid of that water mark inside the LCD. And there is no way to clean the burned mark by alcohol on lens.

well..too bad...just remind your guys, do not use alcohol to clean 8100.

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Old 04-19-2007, 11:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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just remind your guys, do not use alcohol to clean 8100.
Oh man that is alcohol abuse at it's best!!!

I hope is was a cheap domestic brew!

Blame my avatar!

J/K... Sorry to hear of the issue....
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have been considering cleaning my trackball with alchohol, but after your experience I think I will stay faaaar away. Thanks for taking one for the team, and double thanks for posting.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you can use alcohol to clean the Pearl ball. he used it to clean the LCD apparently or he used the cotton swab soaked rather than dampened with alcohol
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you can use alcohol to clean the Pearl ball. he used it to clean the LCD apparently or he used the cotton swab soaked rather than dampened with alcohol
be careful, track ball is very close to the top lens. alcohol leak inside. then generates a big burned mark on the inner surface.

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Old 04-19-2007, 11:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i used alcohol for my track ball
nothigns happens cept it gets clean
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i just cleaned my screen today with alcohol and nothing happened. do you mean the actual lcd screen behind the cover?
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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What kind of alcohol did you use?

This is the first time I heard about this.

You suppose to use rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol (if you can find it).

If you did use one of the two things I just mention than you must have did something wrong.

Next time, try taking out the battery and than clean it.

After you clean it, wait few minutes and than put the battery back in the phone.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If you use iso alcohol, the same stuff you use to clean sunglasses, it will not harm any part of the Pearl including the screen. I used it all the time up until I purchased a Speck see thru case and never had a problem.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Been using alcohol swabs for years. No problems.
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Bed Bath & Beyond Product

I've used this since I first got a BB. It is the best thing I've ever used for cleaning cell phones and PDAs. I used to have people just come by my office just to have their BB "shined"
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've cleaned the trackball and LED's with Denatured Alchohol and it's been fine for me... not sure what could have happened with the OP... :\
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Perhaps he used grey goose
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I use 70% alcohol to clean my Pearl trackball and nothing has happened to it yet. What type of alcohol did you use?
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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He probably got some alcohol under the screen... something shorted because it didn't evaporate fast enough... then bam bam.. bad BB?
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i would spray 1 shot of windex onto a soft napkin and clean the phone, then wet another napkin with water (squeeze out the excess) and go over it again.

when it's dry, use one of those cloths that come with sunglasses (microfiber) to remove any streaks and dust.
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Must have been Grain Alcohol or Zambuca.
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i would spray 1 shot of windex onto a soft napkin and clean the phone, then wet another napkin with water (squeeze out the excess) and go over it again.

when it's dry, use one of those cloths that come with sunglasses (microfiber) to remove any streaks and dust.
NO NO NO NO NO

The ammonia in the windex will eat the plastic and produce very bad results. Windex is one of the primary killers of laptop screens, PDA screens, etc from people who dont realize how it can cloud plastic.

If you are going to use anything on plastics or lcd screens themselves, the safest solution is isopropyl rubbing alcohol, usually around the 50-70% range.
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I use IPA (Isopropanol alcohol) on a lint free cloth and I have no problems at all. Same with the trackball but with IPA and a qtip. Burn free!
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Noticed he never reply back?

I think he realized he made a mistake when he was cleaning it.

Now he is too embarrassed to reply back.
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