How To Clean LCD Monitor Screens


Here is our step by step guide on how to clean LCD monitors the right way. Be careful as LCD screens can be easily damaged and scratched, so if you want to be safe you will want to make sure you know how to clean them properly. Here are the steps on how to safely clean LCD screens:




  1. First things first, turn off your monitor so that the screen is blank. When the screen is off you will be able to see the dirty areas much easier, such as dust and finger prints.
  2. Get a soft, clean, dry cloth and gently wipe down the LCD screen. A good example of a great type of cloth to use would be the microfiber type cloth that you use to clean sunglasses. Another great choice of cloth is a Swiffer cloth.

    Materials to avoid for this step include toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, or clothing. These types of materials can scratch your LCD monitor quite easily.

  3. If you can still see dust and/or finger marks, then you can use some sort of product to dampen the cloth with. Good choices are distilled water, or a equal amount of distilled water and white vinegar.

    You could also buy a product that is specially used to clean LCD monitors, it shouldn't cost you too much at all. No matter what product you use, don't press down on the screen too hard when cleaning it.

    Make sure you avoid any products that contain either ethyl alcohol or acid, acetone, methyl chloride, or toluene. These types of chemicals may cause a reaction with the materials that LCD screens are made of, and cause damage to your monitor.


So now you understand how to clean LCD monitors effectively, and without risking damage to your expensive screen. It's a good idea to regularly clean your screen and take good care of it, so that it may last just that little bit longer. Also, if you've a habit of always touching the screen with your fingers, try to avoid it to keep your screen free from fingerprints.




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