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How to clean a laptop screen

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by just4me2talk, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. just4me2talk

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    My computer monitor is kinda like a laptop screen and has all these little dirty spots that i want to get off. The problem is i don't want to ruin my screen, who does? If anyone has any idea how to clean a laptop screen, please let me know. Thanx
     
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    I use 25% alcohol and water, works just fine. Whatever cleaner you use, use it SPARINGLY, do NOT let any run behind the bezel! Use only a soft cloth, NEVER use paper products to clean LCD screens, they'll scratch the plastic front plate.
     
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    Agree with above comments but note that one of the features of klearscreen is that it sprays on an absolutely ultra-fine mist that doesn't form droplets so there is no running liquid. I have used it for several years now on TV, Laptop and LCD screens. I purchase it at a local computer store and a little goes a very long way.
     
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    I only use soft cloth with mineral water!
     
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    Slightly dampen the corner of a lint-free cloth (you can get about a billion cloths from Wal-Mart for next to nothing). Use the damp corner to scrub the screen; use the dry part to wipe it off.

    Nothing additional to buy (except the lint-free cloths). Lasts forever. Guarenteed to work on all screens including flat-panel, CRTs, plasma, and eyeglasses.

    Courtney
     
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    Two parts white vinegar + one part water

    On newer laptop LCD screens with the sharp-looking glossy finish, isopropyl (rubbing alcohol) can burn off the gloss and make your screen look bland.
     
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    Sure, but then the screen stinks! :D

    You don't use pure alcohol, you use a 25% or so mix with mostly water.
     
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    baby wipes are good leave one to dry and use a wet one best thinks out they are alcohol based but only a very tiny bit
     
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    I sure wouldn't use those on my screen! :eek: There are oils in the compound they use that's bound to stick to the screen and cause streaking at the very least.
     
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    I own a newfoundlander dog. he could lick it once and it would be clean, however it would be alot slimy.
     
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