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    I used Windex on my Droid...is that okay??

    Hi! I just got my Droid X on Friday EEK! But before I put the screen protector on, I sprayed a TINY bit of Windex on a paper towel and wiped the screen a bit and then wiped it again with a micro-cloth thing. but I just read on the Motorola site that I should avoid alcohol based cleaners and just cleaning solutions overall!!

    Will my Droid be okay or will the Windex somehow slowly deteriorate the screen and phone??
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    It will probably degrade the film on the screen. No coming back from that. Wish you the best with that!

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    Unfortunately only time will tell.

    Don't use ANY cleaner on LCD/Plasma/DLP/LCoS/LED screens, unless it specifically says you can.

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    Okay...but is it a really big deal...? Will my screen still work well for at least 2 years if I don't do anything to it and be really careful with it???

    Also...it says I should charge the battery for at least 3 hours before using it but I completely drained the battery before I charged it for the first time....is that okay?? Will that affect the battery somehow??

    It seems like I've done everything WRONG since I got the phone T_T
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    Like I said, you won't really know until the screen gets darker. Pretty sure the touch part won't be affected, but I think it could start to become darker over time.

    The battery shouldn't be an issue. I've always plugged it in out of the box and waited until it was charged before I activated it, but I know people who don't.

    My wife bought the droid pro and the sales guy just threw the battery in right off the shelf.

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    Lithium Ion batteries don't need to be charged before you use them. You can use them straight out of the box. Unlike the old days when they said charge overnight before using it.
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    Windex will do nothing.

    I have always used it to wipe off my phones for years, daily...never, ever had an issue. Granted, Ive probably never kept a phone over about a year, but still.
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    If you just used the windex one time or something don't worry about it. I use eyeglass tissue which has rubbing alcohol to clean my screen That is safe to use.
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    It is Gorilla glass, nothing to worry about.

    Don't sweat any of this, just enjoy your phone.

    Also, screen protectors aren't as necessary with this phone as you are probably used to. Gorilla glass can scratch but it takes a lot. We have a number of them and only mine has any noticeable scratches. I have dropped it face-down on gravel and asphalt numerous times.

    I can only see the scratches at an angle so it isn't like they affect performance.

    In my experience they perform better without the protector.
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