Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

Cleaning the HoloLens


Has anyone dived into the cleaning of the HoloLens. We work for a pharmaceutical company that wants to bring it into a cleanroom. The environmental people asks if it can be cleaned with 70% alcohol using a cloth. What parts can withstand this procedure and what parts cannot?


  • LUFQ did you get an answer to your question?

  • One of our clients uses a HoloLens in a clean room. We clean the device (all the parts) with non-alcohol based wipes.
    Also it may be easier to bring the device into the clean room and never taking it out again. Such a device is exclusively used with gloves and a headdress so it does not come into contact with human skin.

  • @Marko
    Not sure if this will be of any use being so late but I currently have had no issue with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol for everything but the screens and use Electronic Equipment Wipes for the screens. The 70% hasn't seemed to cause any adverse effects on the Hololens, just make sure there isn't any access moisture that can come off the pads.

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