Cleaning the XPS 9550

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  1. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    Always be extremely careful with any type of alcohol, IPA, ethanol, etc. it can wreck some things like the some layers on lcd displays. The XPS has a glass layer on top of it with the 4K so it isn't as much of a concern, but refraining from using the pure stuff is advisable. Most polymers aren't soluble in IPA, but personally, I am always careful with organic solvents.

    Lens cleaner usually works pretty well, as well as cleaning solutions meant for lcd displays. Soft soap and water is usually enough.
     
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    Often read others mention how useful Isopropyl Alcohol can be for cleaning circuit boards, CPU thermal paste etc. Just found these after a quick look on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product...sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3RA21OQJVWXQ7

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product...sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1GHHA4GPDJQIJ

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product...sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    To those have used this stuff, any recommendations? 70% or 99%? One person mentioned that 99% tends to evaporate a bit quick. Presumably that's the only difference between low and higher percentages?

    Thanks.
     
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    GoNz0 Notebook Prophet

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    70% i rubbing so avoid it. It doesn't evaporate quickly if you spray it on the cloth.
     
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    I second that.
    Simple Window cleaner works best for all surfaces on the 9550.
    On the touchpad I use it with a microfiber, but for some reason the touchpad really takes some time and soft rubbing until it's as smooth as before.
     
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    Thanks for the tip!

    The carbon fibre near my touchpad has been oily for months. Gentle rubbing with a dry microfibre cloth removed all the staining in 10 seconds.

    A bit of water and a paper towel removed any other stains that remained.
     
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