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    Default My Blackberry Keys are turning yellow

    Hey guys!

    So, I use a BlackBerry Curve 9360, and the other day my E and R buttons suddenly turned yellow.
    I wipe my phone with a damp cloth everyday to clean it because I hate it when it is even slightly oily (I hate this OCD sometimes)
    And so, I tried to wipe it off but it was still slightly yellow so I just left it be. But on the next day, some other keys turned yellow too like the Q,W,T,Y,A ...

    What could be the problem and how can I get rid of this? As I am a very clean person, this is really bothering me :/

    Hope you guys can help me out!
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    This has come up before with the white 9900 and was related to the person eating with their hands and touching the phone. Some oils in foods will stain the plastic.

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    As a machinist I can tell you most kinds of oil will stain white plastics. That's why I don't really understand why people buy white phones.....
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    That's what made me go with the black Z10. Every white phone I've ever seen looks off colour after a while.

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    This is also probably the reason why the white Z10 has a back plate that is smoother than the black one.

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    It's just a natural thing when it comes to all devices, even touchscreens. If you ever take off a screen protector after a while you might find it surprisingly stained yellow.

    You could be a cleanliness nazi and make sure your hands are always super clean, but that'll get OCD quick. So OP, It ain't broke, relax.
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    That's why the white iPhone was so successful (of course that's not the only reason) but because there's no plastic its just glass and aluminum it just can't stain. But I rather get a sturdy piece of hardware than something that's fragile.

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    So is there a way to clean it guys?? Need help!
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    Bump guyssss
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    Umm, try cleaning it with damp cloth first. If that doesn't work, try some rubbing alcohol (again only damp, don't rinse it in that...), may be some acetone/bleach (again only a little damp cloth)....

    DO NOT let any of the above get on the screen. Take a little on a tissue/cotton swab and just run it over the keys...

    Personally, my white Pearl from 5 years ago is just as white, same with my Bold 9900.
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    If all else fails the keyboard can be replaced.. about 10 bucks on ebay.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DisturbedRocks31 View Post
    Umm, try cleaning it with damp cloth first. If that doesn't work, try some rubbing alcohol (again only damp, don't rinse it in that...), may be some acetone/bleach (again only a little damp cloth)....

    DO NOT let any of the above get on the screen. Take a little on a tissue/cotton swab and just run it over the keys...

    Personally, my white Pearl from 5 years ago is just as white, same with my Bold 9900.
    Acetone? So it's fine if I use nail polish remover right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ezpoir View Post
    Acetone? So it's fine if I use nail polish remover right?
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