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Anyone know the proper way to clean an LCD?
I've had this monitor since 2003, I usually just wipe the dust off as I'm afraid to use anything else. Anyone got any suggestions as to how I should go about cleaning it...safely, I think this would be a good video for CNET to do as I know a lot of people who ask me this same question.
I use glass cleaner sprayed on an old washcloth, my eyeglass cleaning spray on a microfiber cloth, or pre-moistened eyeglass wipes.
(NT) I use Windex and a paper towel
Same way I clean my glasses
I rub it with my shirt
...I'm awful, I know
The proper way to wipe and LCD Screen
1. Lightly rub with a sheet of Bounce, will pick up most of the static-adhered dirt.
2. spray windex on a TISSUE and wipe lightly.
3. wipe any excess windex with a dry tissue.
YOU PUT WHAT ON YOUR LCD?????!!!!!!
Their are lot of products out their spacificly designed to clean lcds. DONT USE ANYTHING ELSE. Most of the time all you need to do is wipe it with microfiber, but for when you need to clean better than that use a product designed for it. I use Klear Screen.
Also many manufatures say never spray anythig directly on the screen. Spray it on the cloth than wipe. LCD are sooooooo delicate.
For CRTs you can use windex.
Don't Do Windex!
Some or most CRTs and LCDs--even some Plasmas--are layered with some kind of anti-reflectant or gloss. Using strong chemicals on these could damage the look, causing annoyance.
Or, Windex would just leave those rainbow streaks that everyone hates.
Use a damp microfiber cloth or similar...warm water, too.
if you have to use a wet cloth, wipe with a moist, warm-water microfiber cloth; otherwise, use a dry microfiber cloth.
Windex is too harsh. Some monitors and LCDs have protective coatings but not in all cases so it's best to use a microfiber cloth and avoid the Windex.
or on a single-page:
Apple's website says 50:50 solution of rubbing alky+water
50:50 solution of rubbing alky+water is what I use, and it works fine.
This is the right way! NO WINDEX
50:50 ethanol(not beer)/water
definately the right way. i read in a forum that the stuff you can buy is just ethanol/water mix at whatever the ratio is.
I'd just use a dry soft cloth.
I just generally use a soft cloth or a bit of tissue (and occasionally the corner of my (clean) t-shirt, bad I know!). If you need to use fluid make sure you put it on the cloth and I would imagine even just a slightly damp cloth would be enough to remove most gunk.
Whatever you do, never spray/apply cleaner directly your screen. Always apply it to a cloth first, then wipe the screen with the cloth. That way you avoid working fluid where it's not supposed to go.
these are all good methods, windex isn't available in the UK but we've also been told not to use window cleaning stuff. the water is drying quickly, it's about 1/2 gone - about 24 hours later.
(NT) yes, use Klear Screen / iKlear