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Best Way to Clean Laptop Screen

by qqqq88 / April 6, 2009 1:41 AM PDT

I let a child use my laptop and now the screen has bad fingerprints and looks like it has been sneezed on a bunch also. What is the best way to clean my screen?

I read somewhere that you can use rubbing alcohol, but I want to verify before I try anything that this won't damage my screen.

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That is debatable
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2009 1:48 AM PDT
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I suggest...
by Willy / April 6, 2009 7:02 AM PDT

The best is undermined by the fact of what a laptop screen is covered or protected by. Simple plastic covering or non-glare silk(lack of better term) can be cleaned by simple warm clean damp towel(lint free) then dry with dry part. Any laptop cleaner MUST BE approved for such use as harmful chemicals can alter or damage the display. Alcohol can be used but at least try a small(very small) area to see the results. In no way is there a cleaner generic to all laptops as they differ from model to model. I tend to use a soft T-shirt to do alot of cleaning using warm water. Also, don't fall for Windex or similar cleaners they can "smear or worse destroy on contact" so beware. Also, spray or apply cleaner to towel NOT to screen.

tada -----Willy Happy

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how do I tell?
by qqqq88 / April 7, 2009 12:39 AM PDT
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Again, you could spend weeks agonizing over this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 7, 2009 12:57 AM PDT
In reply to: how do I tell?

I used the 3M wipes on my HP dv6910us and I'm done. I wonder how long others will agonize over this.

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