Cleaning the touch screen

Cleaning the touch screen

Is there a way to turn the touch screen off for cleaning without it coming back on once it is touched? I am aware of going to with the web browser to get a large portion to become dark, but it is still difficult to clean the entire screen without a lot of weird things happening to the car. Support told me to sit in the passenger seat with the doors locked, but that did not work for me. I also sat in the passenger seat without the fob near the car and still no luck.

Carefree | 27 February, 2013

Reboot and use the time it takes to do that to clean the screen - I have not tried this but it should work. | 27 February, 2013

@Carefree is correct, I have done this & it works well

DJay | 27 February, 2013

Thanks, I also just discovered that a micro cloth folded twice works as well.

Velo1 | 27 February, 2013

Can't you park it in your driveway, leave the driver-side door open, but take the FOB into the house, which should shut the screen down?

rloehler | 27 February, 2013

Tonight, I decided to clean my main touchscreen for the first time in 4 weeks. I rebooted the touchscreen while I wiped the entire panel with a "Windex electronic wipe" by Johnson (nothing fancy--purchased at a local supermarket but made for wiping electronic screens). The reboot process gave me enough time to wet and wipe off all the fingerprints off of the entire screen, and once the panel came back on, I buffed it to a residue free gloss with a triple folded over microfiber cloth. Apparently, the panel doesn't detect user input if you touch it with a thick cloth, so you can buff away without making the touch panel go crazy.

The screen is now back to all of it's print free glory!

Here's the link to the wipes I used:

Hope this helps my fellow MS Owners! | 27 February, 2013


Crow | 27 February, 2013

Try Targus CleanVu pads. They work great. I highly recommend them.

David Trushin | 27 February, 2013

I believe that if you use gloves to clean the screen, you will not activate the controls. I tried this once already and it seemed to work. I'm sure it depends on the gloves.