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Old 11-04-2015, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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I always use those stylus pens with the soft end to navigate my tablet - made the mistake of using the pen end for a brief line (in the dark) till I noticed it felt different and stopped. Is there a safe way to clean off the ink without scratching the tablet glass? I tried "Dawn" on a paper towel but it didn't make much of a difference.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Try Windex?
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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First, do you have a screen-protector film on it?
That would be the difference between cleaning actual glass, and plastic. A lot of the solvents that would remove ink (especially those that would remove indelible ink like from a Sharpie) could fog plastic.

If it's glass, try alcohol, or acetone or any other standard household solvent.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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First, do you have a screen-protector film on it?
That would be the difference between cleaning actual glass, and plastic. A lot of the solvents that would remove ink (especially those that would remove indelible ink like from a Sharpie) could fog plastic.

If it's glass, try alcohol, or acetone or any other standard household solvent.
I think it is glass without a protector - will see if I can figure that out - thank you - Windex didn't work
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Murphy's Oil Soap?
Mr. Clean?
Honestly I wouldn't be afraid to use any type of cleaner on it.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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I will try the Mr. Clean - thank you!
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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No on Mr. Clean - or Orange glow hand cleaner - or Windex - worried that Soft Scrub might scratch.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yea, do NOT use Soft Scrub or any type of abrasive. Wow, I can't believe nothing is working! What type of pen was this???
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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Just a black pen on the "other" end of the stylus I use. I have removed it from the stylus rotation. Luckily it is a small area - I worry more now that the remedy will cause more damage than the irritation of seeing the ink.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:38 AM
 
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If it's glass, try alcohol, or acetone or any other standard household solvent.
No on acetone. There were some suggestions online, one was for using a nail polish remover that didn't contain acetone. From what little I know about acetone, it may not play nicely with plastic, so don't use it for this situation.

The other suggestion that I found on-line, and which might be easier to test out, is diluted isopropyl alcohol (aka rubbing alcohol). One part alcohol to two parts distilled water, move to a one to one mixture if the weaker solution doesn't work.

Apply the diluted alcohol to the screen using either a Q-Tip or one of those special soft cleaning cloths meant for use with LCD screens. Never apply the alcohol solution directly to the screen, use a damp applicator instead. Be certain to wipe down with another cleaning cloth that is wetted with distilled water; this will remove any alcohol remaining on the screen.

I haven't tried this method myself, and make no claims that it will work, but I'll wager that at least it will do no harm.
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