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How To Clean Your LCD Screen

Flat Panel Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Screens are now commonplace in the industry with the major computer companies shipping them to customers who purchase new computer systems. And as a result of the falling prices of these LCD Screens, Notebooks sales have been steadily increasing. Therefore, I thought that I would write a technical brief depicting how to properly clean and maintain your LCD Screen.

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Cleaning Your LCD Screen

The major computer outlet stores are now starting to carry LCD cleaners for Flat Panel Monitors and Notebooks that do not contain the chemicals found in some commercial glass cleaners. These cleaners will definitely do the job nicely, but you do have to purchase them. If you do not wish to purchase these factory made cleaners, then you can clean your LCD Screen in the following manner.

What You Can Use

  • Water.
  • Water with a tiny amount of soft liquid soap.
  • Isopropyl Alcohol.
  • Hexane.
  • Petroleum Benzine.
  • Commercial glass cleaners that do not contain ammonia.

What You Should Avoid

  • Acetone.
  • Ammonia.
  • Ethyl acid.
  • Ethyl Alcohol.
  • Methyl chloride.
  • Toluene.
  • Commercial glass cleaners containing ammonia.

How You Should Do It

You should clean your LCD Screen by applying the cleaner to a soft, clean cloth. Then you should wipe the cloth across the display from left to right, moving from the top of the display down to the bottom of the display. If your display contains grease or some other contaminant, then you should dampen your cloth with water instead of a commercial cleaner as the cleaner may smear the contaminants across the screen.

General Maintenance

You should avoid subjecting your LCD Screen to extreme temperatures and humidity and avoid exposures to direct sunlight. You should also avoid physical shocks to your display. If you have a notebook, then you should avoid stacking books or other objects upon the notebook with the screen closed etc.

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