I'm yet to find one that's cheaper and of comparable quality. Personally I'd rather spend $149 on a real milanese or classic buckle that get something for $20 off of Amazon that makes the whole watch look cheap. Hermes can take a hike though :eek:
So I take it you haven't tried to switch it back on yet? It's probably worth trying because it might not even work.
If it were me I'd use a damp cloth before trying the rubbing alcohol or the toothbrush but the alcohol should do the trick. Good luck.
Windows has the 'automatically installing updates in...' pop up so they're far from perfect in that respect either. In general I agree, needing to verify app store downloads (especially when they are FREE) is pointless. I opened the phone 30 seconds ago, what are the chances someone's stolen it...
Your carrier can do this for you, but whether they will or won't is at their discretion if you haven't finished paying the contract yet because technically the phone isn't yours yet. Most will do it, especially after 6-12 months.