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What's The Best Way To Clean An Lcd Screen?

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The Simpleton1405241582

I have two LCDs in my home - one is my LCD tv and another is for my netbook. Both of them are over a month old and have started getting some stains over them.The TV is not so bad - a dry cloth manages to get off the dust and other simple stuff.The real problem is with my netbook's screen. It's a tiny thing (10.1 inches) and I dunno how I managed to get so many stains on it in such a short time. Anyway, the cloth gets rid of the dust but there are two-three sizable stains that refuse to leave. I haven't rubbed it too hard and haven't used water, in fear of ruining it forever. So, is there any solution to get rid of these stains without spoiling the screen itself?


8ennett

I tend just to lick my finger and rub it off, the screens are more robust than you would think. Another good way of doing it is a wet wipe. Just give the screen a decent scrub but stay away from the edges then dry it off with a towel. You can push down with a small amount of force on the screen, enough to give it a wipe anyway.


The Simpleton1405241582

Wetness doesn't damage it? The stains are bang in the middle of the screen and although they don't affect the visibility during work, they do present an ugly picture when the screen is switched off. I was under the assumption that wetness isn't good for an LCD.


8ennett

Wetness isn't advised, however very slightly damp won't do any damage. I use my sons baby wipes to give mine a clean from time to time, they are handy because they don't drip fluid and where you clean dries in seconds but i would advise wiping it off with a towel as soon as you wipe it. And to make double sure ensure your laptop/tv is switched off before doing it.Technically, if the battery was removed and the internal battery was left to run dry you can submerge a laptop in water for a few seconds, take it out and leave it to dry in a ventilated area for a week and then reattach the battery and power source and it will work fine.Not that this would be any where near the case giving the screen a wipe but still lol you get the idea. You can buy LCD wipes however they are rubbish, they work on static and have no moisture to them which doesn't really remove stains. They are dipped in a special alcohol solution that evaporates very fast, but it ends up evaporating the second you open the packet and gives you no time to put it to the screen lol


The Simpleton1405241582

Hmm I'll try using some damp to clean it. I've read about those fancy LCD wipes that are supposedly wonderful for cleaning LCDs but thankfully they aren't available in my town. I'll try out the method you suggested and see if my netbook screen can withstand it :)


BCD

I usually clean the laptop display and LCD by damping a smooth cloth with cleaning solution (colin), and it just works. If not, as suggested using a damp cloth should work, or else rub the damped cloth slightly on a detergent soap or dip in a tiny quantity of detergent solution. And then, take another dry part of cloth and damp with water and wipe again, and finally wipe with a dry cloth.


yordan

My display was brand new, but not it starts needing cleaning, so I bought a cleaning kit.It's a set of ten pieces of tissue and a small spray with cleaning fluid.So, you press the spray two or three times, and you wipe with the tissue while it's still wet.I think this way is better than the having pre-moistured wipes which fluid evaporates as soon as you open them. And it's more ergonomic : one hand actions the spray, the other hand wipes, and your eyes take care that you work fast enough.


The Simpleton1405241582

I usually clean the laptop display and LCD by damping a smooth cloth with cleaning solution (colin), and it just works. If not, as suggested using a damp cloth should work, or else rub the damped cloth slightly on a detergent soap or dip in a tiny quantity of detergent solution. And then, take another dry part of cloth and damp with water and wipe again, and finally wipe with a dry cloth.

Oh, Colin works on LCDs too? I should have gotten that idea before. In any case, it seems a good, safe idea.

My display was brand new, but not it starts needing cleaning, so I bought a cleaning kit.It's a set of ten pieces of tissue and a small spray with cleaning fluid.
So, you press the spray two or three times, and you wipe with the tissue while it's still wet.
I think this way is better than the having pre-moistured wipes which fluid evaporates as soon as you open them. And it's more ergonomic : one hand actions the spray, the other hand wipes, and your eyes take care that you work fast enough.


I guess the cleaning fluid is what makes the whole kit a bit pricey? I'll take my chance with colin for now and report back by progress here tomorrow. I've got good replies but I still haven't found the time to go ahead and do the job. Maybe I'm just too scared to spoil the shiny new toy. If it were a year old I wouldn't have bothered this much!