How do you clean a lcd flat screen monitor ?

@Sissygrl (10914)
Canada
February 28, 2007 6:32am CST
I just got this monitor a while ago and i'm scared to clean it, i dont want to mess up the screen. How do i safely wash the fingerprints and dust away? Help i dont want to ruin it but the smudges and things are driving me insnae!
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Everything that I have read suggests a soft, clean cloth that has been dampened with plain water. According to my readings that avoid Windex and amonia based cleaners should be avoided. I have read also that one shouldn't use paper towels on the monitors as they can scratch the monitor. Here is a link that has a good summar: http://www.logicaltips.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=630
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
thank you very much i shall check the link out :)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
Sissy grl never ever use any kind of homing sprays or anything of that becareful it could ruin it totally.Just go to a computer store and get yourself an lcd or monitor cleaner which there are many kinds of.For example there is one you brush the monitor then spray on the wiping pad and start wipping it on the screen and takes all the dirt away which i use i recommend this one.There are many other types another is you spray on a pad and rub it on the screen very easy to use and cheap to buy.But never use water,spraying home equipments u dont want to ruin it :) P.S for the keyboard get the spray duster it blows every little thing from the keyboard :D
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• India
3 Mar 07
Just buy a cleaner from market there is available for such type of screens other wise u find rashes o the screen
@CatEyes (2448)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I would use a duster that is attracks dust via static electricty. Other wise I would use a very soft cloth with just a little water to dampen it and gently wipe it clean.
28 Feb 07
you can buy nylon brushes from most computer stores.... i would recomend that because you wont put any pressure on the screen{which is what brakes it lol}
• United States
28 Feb 07
Oops! I have already cleaned my with windex and paper towels! I guess I will never do that again. Thanks for the post Sissygrl you probably just saved me alot of money!
@naveeed (37)
• Pakistan
28 Feb 07
yes all of them right dont use any chemical spray take a wet cloth and clean your screen then dry it with dry clean tissue paper
@Biodrome (89)
• India
28 Feb 07
don't worry....u can use Colin....that which is used for cleaning CRTs, I have tried it on LCDs n for two years, nothing has happened.........
@decimus785 (1419)
• Aruba
28 Feb 07
PVA (Polyvinyl acetates) Chamois Towel is the best to clean your LCD Monitor,i've been using it for years now,without damaging the monitor.You can find on the net what it is