Cleaning your computer screen.

@jillhill (37379)
United States
May 6, 2008 5:34pm CST
So how do you clean yours? Mine has a few little specks on it of food (I don't know how in the world they got there!)..so do you use a wet rag or what?
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
7 May 08
Sometimes I use Endust and other times a vinegar and water mix. I find that using plain water doesn't do much except streak the screen. I do smoke so the screen gets that nasty film on it and needs to be cleaned regularly. I get those spots also but don't know what they are from or how they got there unless it's nicotine.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
I don't know what they are either! LOL.....I have a flat screen...does that make a difference on how you clean it...I mean it's soft. Not glass.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
7 May 08
I don't have a flat screen. My monitor is old. At times it looks like some of the finish is coming off. I have sneezed with food in my mouth over the years but always turned my head....lol You might call a computer store to find out if they suggest a special cleaner.
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@AmbiePam (51243)
• United States
7 May 08
I like to spray Windex on some Q-tips, and run them over the keys, in the nooks and crannies. Turning the keyboard over and shaking it over a towel also helps get anything out. And it is surprising to me how much stuff comes out.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
THanks for the tip!
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@jbrooks (264)
• United States
7 May 08
to clean my keyboard i get that air in a can from staples and spray it on the keys to keep the dust away. i also use it to clean the hard drive and the printer. i tried it on my speakers to see if the reason we have "chipmunks" in them is because there is dirt but nope, we still have them inside. we even got new speakers but nothing worked. the computer is brand new so it is not the computer doea anyone here know how to fix this problem
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
6 May 08
I usually just use a clean cloth to wipe out the screen. There are also times when I really turn off the monitor just in case
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
I think I would turn off the monitor too.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
7 May 08
Indeed Just on the safe side
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
6 May 08
Yes, a damp cloth with water will just do. Are you saying little specks inside you screen? If that so maybe its not specks of food.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
So what would that be?
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
7 May 08
Lets just hope its dust that some how find its way there else probably a sign of CRT burn out.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
6 May 08
My desktop and my laptop both come with a little cloth and I get it damp with water to clean my screen and it works really good on mine.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
I didn't get one....it is a special cloth?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
7 May 08
I am not sure what the cloth is made of, it is just a square, soft cloth. Sorry I can't be of further help about the cloth.
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@sameroad (3180)
• United States
7 May 08
I just a reg or cloth and my feather duster
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
Thanks for the input!
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• India
7 May 08
The computer is use is a so called gift from my husband on one valentine's day. I say so called, because though I use it, for every practical reason, he still happens to be the paranoid owner! Always fussing about what to doownload,what not to, what site to open, when to take a back up and when to let it go on an auto standby, someone would think, he's a geek !! So I never clean the computer screen and when he points out that I have been lazy, I simply say it belongs to him and so he better clean it up !!
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
Good girl! LOL
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@rhane7315 (5670)
• Philippines
7 May 08
i just use a tissue when cleaning my computer screen or sometimes i use a small vacuum cleaner to clean my computer screen
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
That's interesting! THanks!
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@ellie333 (21018)
7 May 08
I have an old fashioned screen not a flat one and I just use a babywipe on mine then buff off with a dry clothes works a treat. Ellie :D
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
THanks Ellie.
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@kjetil64 (118)
• Norway
7 May 08
To clean the screen I use a soft piece of cloth. Sometimes, I eat while I'm on the computer, so I had loads of crumbs in my keyboard. What I did was to take off all the keys and clean it with a vacuumcleaner. If ever take of the keys, take a picture or something like that of your keyboard before you do it, so you know exactly where to put them back on.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
Very good idea to take a picture. I am sure if I didn't I wouldn't get them back on the right way.
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@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
6 May 08
Who says I clean my computer screen? Im not kidding either my dad will vouch for me on that one. I gave up on cleaning mine as my kids just touch it as soon as im done cleaning it.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
I can relate...soon as the granddaughter leaves some thing appear on the screen that weren't there before!
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• India
20 May 08
i clean my computer screen with colin spray.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
20 May 08
What is colin spray?
• India
21 May 08
Reckitt Benckise product it's a glass cleaner.
@Jadesh (41)
• Canada
8 May 08
i clean mine with a moist cloth , i bought a package at the electronic store , i wont like to use water on my screen.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
8 May 08
I think I will be getting some of those!
@amitpuri (457)
• India
8 May 08
Yep i clean the screen of my laptop most of the times as dust sticks over its screen so i use to clean it regularly from time to time.I use a solution anti static for cleaning the screen and it cleans it out completely.So as the laptop screen is LCD so it really needs to be cleaned up, so i do. how you clean the screen of your computer?
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
8 May 08
That's why I was asking....I don't want to ruin it. It's one of the soft maybe gel screens?
• United States
8 May 08
I use a damp paper towel.It is damp with water.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
8 May 08
THanks for the info.
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@chou_chou (141)
• United States
8 May 08
I rarely do it . Because mine is not so dirty . And I heard that someone damage their laptop screen because of doing strongly .
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
8 May 08
I can see how they could do that.
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
8 May 08
jillhill my monitor is fairly new and was a gift so with it were these cleaning cloths saturated in some chemical . I use those as they are soft and clean really efficienty without scratching the surface of my led monitor. I love this monitor so am not going to take any chances of scratching its surface. its thin screen and light weight and the bigger screen are so heavenly I can just not praise it enough.You can get these cloths that are made just for monitors at any electronics store.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
8 May 08
I will be getting these...mine is one of the soft screens.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
7 May 08
Well, I generally only clean my screen while the computer is turned off. I just don't like taking chances. I use glass cleaner and a soft cloth.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 May 08
I think thats what I'll try!
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
specks of food?? what have you been eating in front of your computer jill? ^__^ i usually clean my monitor with a slightly wet rag. i clean it when it is turned off. i wipe it lightly and after that, i will wipe it with a dry tissue.