The Sony PSP portable gaming device is an ideal way for you or your children to enjoy games and movies on the go. Because the PSP features a black, shiny case and glossy screen, however, it quickly accumulates smudges, dirt and fingerprints. Regularly cleaning your PSP ensures that grime and dust do not build up on the device.
Prepare the PSP for Cleaning
All game and movie discs must be removed from the PSP before cleaning it. Additionally, the PSP should not be connected to any type of power supply, including your computer. The battery may be removed if you want to clean inside the battery panel. If any headphones are cables are connected, disconnect them. The PSP should always be powered off during the cleaning process.
Clean the Screen
The PSP's screen is one of the first places where smudges and dust are visible. With a tissue, wipe loose dust off of the screen. To remove smudges, you can apply a small amount of glasses lens cleaner to the screen, then use a microfiber cloth to wipe the screen in circles until all dirt and fingerprints are removed. If you don't have any lens cleaner, a small spray of distilled water can also be used.
Clean Buttons and Ports
Use a dry cotton swab to remove dirt that has built up inside the PSP's connectors and ports. After all of the dirt and dust has been removed, slightly dampen the tip of another cotton swab with rubbing alcohol. This cotton swab may be used to clean grime on and between the PSP's buttons and other hard-to-reach areas. Be sure not to use too much alcohol on the cotton swap because it can soak inside the PSP and damage the unit if an excessive amount is applied.
Clean the Casing
The black casing of the PSP is very susceptible to fingerprints and dirt build-up. Lightly spray an all-purpose cleaner, or cool water, on a cloth. If the cloth seems too wet, wring out the excess moisture before using it. Wipe away any visible prints on the unit but take care around the PSP's buttons and ports. Water or cleaner that drips inside can cause damage. Do not spray the cleaner or water directly on the PSP.
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