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Mobile media player with Ayre Acoustics circuit design inside. Micro SD memory expansion, non replaceable battery.

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Sticky Pono player fix?

Sticky rubberized surface PONO player . Any help?

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If your !!%@$ player is sticky you should be more careful when ^$$&@@*$@*@.


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You will need to get alcohol pads or a bottle of Isopropyl (Rubbing) alcohol and paper towels.

If using alcohol pads:

  • Use the alcohol pads to rub the sticky rubber coaating off the device, revealing the plastic underneath.

If using paper towels:

  • Get a paper towel damp but not wet with Isopropyl alcohol
  • Rub the paper towel on the sticky rubber coating. It should slowly come off
  • Use a separate paper towel ro dry the alcohol off

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After your suggestion, I did try this again. It just becomes more and more sticky. It doesn't appear to work, even after persistent scrubbing. Tried the baking soda technique suggested elsewhere, to no avail. Also tried car plastic trim treatment. Someone suggested nail polish remover.Bit scared to use that, but this device is a gummy mess now...


I finally took off the rear cover, to safely work on the back. Vigorous rubbing with rubbing alcohol, hot water with soap , vinegar..and eventually using a guitar pick I scraped most of the sticky material off. I can't really do that to the front safely. Might spray on clear sealant (?)


Thank you for the advice. After trying all the methods, yours worked the best.

It took me about an hour, but managed to clean the front off without damage using a microfiber cloth, rubbing alcohol and a guitar pick.


@volkers Glad I could help. I would appreciate if you could mark my answer as the solution by selecting Options>Mark Answer as solution where my answer is.


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