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Old 05-09-18, 11:48 PM
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Do you clean your controller?

And if so, what do you use?

I notice my elite Xbox One controller getting a little murky and seems like I could clean it up. I mean I keep in pretty pristine, but gets a little dust and some spots. But, I want to keep it brand spanking new. It’s the OCD in me. Plus, it was $100 bucks and I want to protect investment...

Or couldn't care less what controller looks like?

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Old 05-09-18, 11:52 PM
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Re: Do you clean your controller?

I wipe off dust and finger prints from the surface area. I try to clean around the buttons and joysticks/d-pad if theyíve got stuff around them too.
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Old 05-10-18, 09:06 AM
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I use my tongue
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Old 05-10-18, 01:10 PM
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Re: Do you clean your controller?

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Or could you care less what controller looks like?
Goddamit, it's "couldn't care less"... "couldn't". Caring less implies that you care. And wtf do you do to your controller to make it murky? Use a goddam Clorox wipe and be done with it.
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Old 05-10-18, 01:47 PM
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I could care less, so I clean it.
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I know itís Oldboy and everyone thinks itís cool to rag on him but in fairness Iíve seen that term used wrong before and probably have used it wrong myself. Probably an honest mistake..
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Old 05-10-18, 01:54 PM
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Its one of those things that's is on a lot of "pet peeve" lists.
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Old 05-10-18, 02:23 PM
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Re: Do you clean your controller?

It caught my eye too, but only because he also used it in another thread here recently

Anyway, I'll just clorox wipe my controllers a few times a year. I don't think they get that dirty, but I probably should clean them more often.
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Old 05-10-18, 02:24 PM
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I use an alcohol wipe on mine every few months. I've never gone to the extent of opening them up to get out any internal dust.
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Rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball and/or q-tip for my peripherals (mouse, keyboard, controller)
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Old 05-10-18, 07:11 PM
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I use the pledge or windex multi-surface on a paper towel to clean the controllers. I don't do it that often unless the kids have gotten their food hands on it.
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Old 05-10-18, 09:01 PM
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jesus f-in christ. just wanted suggestions what to use to clean some spots. nothing major, but i didn't know if alcohol wipes would work or if bad for controller...
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Goddamit, it's "couldn't care less"... "couldn't". Caring less implies that you care. And wtf do you do to your controller to make it murky? Use a goddam Clorox wipe and be done with it.
dude...take a breather, smoke a joint or have a good stiff drink...
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Anyway, I actually appreciate the thread. Good suggestions.
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Old 05-11-18, 07:10 AM
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dude...take a breather, smoke a joint or have a good stiff drink...
LOL... if that'll make me more like you, I'll pass. Dude, you needed a thread and advice to clean a controller. Maybe put the pot down.
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Nope. I don't. Unless it gets sticky or oily stuff on it.
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LOL... if that'll make me more like you, I'll pass. Dude, you needed a thread and advice to clean a controller. Maybe put the pot down.
And you clicked on it and read it, plus took the time to reply to it. So donít act like your time is so precious and leave the guy alone. Jesus Christ, youíre tearing him a new one because he asked a question about cleaning a controller in a forum that has seen much worse.

Lay off.
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Old 05-12-18, 11:38 PM
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I give Willie and Millie (my 2 PS4 controllers) bi-weekly showers.
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thank you nick.
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thank you nick.

No problem. I know what itís like to be ragged on (go read my car buying threads ) but you seem to be targeted by some.
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Re: Do you clean your controller?

Eh, it mostly doesn’t get to me, but once in awhile it gets a wee bit irritating...
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Re: Do you clean your controller?

Can you use an alcohol wipe on a controller without harm?
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Old 05-14-18, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by nickdawgy View Post
And you clicked on it and read it, plus took the time to reply to it. So donít act like your time is so precious and leave the guy alone. Jesus Christ, youíre tearing him a new one because he asked a question about cleaning a controller in a forum that has seen much worse.

Lay off.
At what point does a grown person use common sense. It's not just this thread, it's almost every thread. I get we post here as a community to learn from one another... but "how to clean a controller"? This is another example cyber space white-noise.

Old Boy -- with a billion options to clean something (from logical to lethal), don't use alcohol... ok? Just go get a Clorox wipe and you're done.

Also, nickdawgy, congrats on standing up in this thread and being "the man". I was going to remind you that the NES Classic is coming back for $60 in late June.
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Re: Do you clean your controller?

Does it count if my toddler licks it at least once every other day?
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There you go, two tongue votes now. It's the best, all natural way to clean it, I'm telling you.
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