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Windows 7: How can I complete clean the grease off my laptop screen?

27 Dec 2010   #1
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
How can I complete clean the grease off my laptop screen?

How can I complete clean the grease off my laptop screen?

I can't use soap and water... what can I do?


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27 Dec 2010   #2
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

The TFT or LCD screen is one of the most expensive component of your notebook or desktop computer and they're very sensitive to dust, fingerprints or even when you cough or sneeze without covering the mouth and nose.

Unlike the standard CRT monitors with Glass screens, you are not advised to clean an LCD Monitor by wiping it with a piece of dry lint-free cloth since the sensitive display is likely to get scratches from dust particles.

So how do you clean an LCD monitor screen without buying any of those expensive LCD Monitor Cleaner solutions or Monitor Wipes available in the market ? We look at some proper methods and precautions before you clean the monitor [should apply to HDTVs, projection TVs and Plasma TVs as well]

Think of LCD Displays just like the soft and delicate skin of your newborn baby - Be very gentle and never put even the slightest pressure on the computer screen with your hand.

Second, you need to find a piece of soft cloth - old cotton handkerchiefs lying in your mom's wardrobe should be fine but don't try tissue papers, toilet rolls or even shower towels as the fabric will scratch your screen permanently [like sandpaper or utensil scrubbers]

Either turn the monitor off or set the background to black and hide all the desktop icons and minimize the open windows. This will easily help you identify the dirty areas of the monitor.

To prepare the solution for cleaning LCD monitors, you will need deionized or distilled water and vinegar or iso-propyl alcohol -
Don't use tap water or mineral water as they could leave white marks on the screen because of the dissolved salts.

Dilute the vinegar or IPA with distilled water [1:1] and spray this liquid on the cloth. Never ever spray liquid directly onto the LCD screen. Moisten the cloth with this home made LCD cleaner and gently move the wet cloth in just one direction - from top to bottom.


Word of Caution:
Be sure that the LCD screen is dry before closing it or using the computer. Do not use any solutions that contain Acetone, ethyl alcohol, toluene, ethyl acid, ammonia, or methyl chloride. Never touch the LCD screen with your fingers as this can cause the pixels to burn out.

The Pink is the most useful information IMO.
Soruce :The Proper Way to Clean LCD Screens Of Your Laptop or Flat Screen Monitors
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27 Dec 2010   #3
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Wow, okay...I clean all mine with Windex on a paper towel...never had a problem.
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27 Dec 2010   #4
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Wow, okay...I clean all mine with Windex on a paper towel...never had a problem.
You shouldn't use Windex it will leave "streaks" that run under the surface of the screen. That will not go away.

And Paper towels move the dust and it can scratch the LCD.
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27 Dec 2010   #5
jenkins

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
Second, you need to find a piece of soft cloth - old cotton handkerchiefs lying in your mom's wardrobe should be fine but don't try tissue papers, toilet rolls or even shower towels as the fabric will scratch your screen permanently [like sandpaper or utensil scrubbers]

Would the kind of cloth for cleaning cars be ok?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
To prepare the solution for cleaning LCD monitors, you will need deionized or distilled water and vinegar or iso-propyl alcohol - Don't use tap water or mineral water as they could leave white marks on the screen because of the dissolved salts.

The Pink is the most useful information IMO.
Soruce :The Proper Way to Clean LCD Screens Of Your Laptop or Flat Screen Monitors
Where can I get distilled water? What kind of vinegar is suitable vinegar? Isn't vinegar used for food or something? Wouldn't it contain food additives?
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27 Dec 2010   #6
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Wow, okay...I clean all mine with Windex on a paper towel...never had a problem.
lol me 2...

just dont smear the greas, you should probly try to soak it up before rubbing it around...
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27 Dec 2010   #7
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
The TFT or LCD screen is one of the most expensive component of your notebook or desktop computer and they're very sensitive to dust, fingerprints or even when you cough or sneeze without covering the mouth and nose.
Oh crap. I cleaned my desktop LCD monitor with tissue :\

Thanks for all that useful information
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27 Dec 2010   #8
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jenkins View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
Second, you need to find a piece of soft cloth - old cotton handkerchiefs lying in your mom's wardrobe should be fine but don't try tissue papers, toilet rolls or even shower towels as the fabric will scratch your screen permanently [like sandpaper or utensil scrubbers]
Would the kind of cloth for cleaning cars be ok?
I would use anything that is 100% cotton.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
To prepare the solution for cleaning LCD monitors, you will need deionized or distilled water and vinegar or iso-propyl alcohol - Don't use tap water or mineral water as they could leave white marks on the screen because of the dissolved salts.

The Pink is the most useful information IMO.
Soruce :The Proper Way to Clean LCD Screens Of Your Laptop or Flat Screen Monitors
Where can I get distilled water? What kind of vinegar is suitable vinegar? Isn't vinegar used for food or something? Wouldn't it contain food additives?

Distilled water
How to Make Your Own Distilled Water | eHow.com


Distilled Vinegar
How to Make Distilled Vinegar | eHow.com

I would just get
iso-propyl alcohol its around $3 and you can get it at CVS
http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/sh...e_Free_Listing
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27 Dec 2010   #9
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
The TFT or LCD screen is one of the most expensive component of your notebook or desktop computer and they're very sensitive to dust, fingerprints or even when you cough or sneeze without covering the mouth and nose.
Oh crap. I cleaned my desktop LCD monitor with tissue :\

Thanks for all that useful information
Your welcome you could also buy Monitor Wipes there like $10.
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27 Dec 2010   #10
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Wow, okay...I clean all mine with Windex on a paper towel...never had a problem.
We have cleaned all LCD monitors with Windex and a lint free micro LCD cloth for years and have never had an issue (I have seen maybe 4000 LCD monitors by now). We do spray the cloth first and then apply it to the screen. We have never had streaks or issues from the ammonia. We have tried every brand on the market and still have never had an issue. Never had a problem returning a monitor that went bad and was under warranty. Vendor never said we cleaned it incorrectly.

We cleaning with 99% IPA when the monitor has pen marks, glue, white-out, or oils etc. then clean with Windex after has worked for monitors that are very dirty due to being in an automotive repair area, or public area, etc.

On the other hand we have many 32 inch and above flat screen televisions, LCD and Plasma monitors for information displays throughout, as well as events displays, room information, schedules etc. in our conference rooms, or media centers. We do clean these with a special LCD cleaner and the lint free micro LCD cloth. This is mostly due to the extreme cost of these monitor/displays and upper managementís paranoia with having to replace them.

Since the LCD monitors for the computers are relatively inexpensive we are allowed to clean them however we see fit, and clean the bigger LCD TVs/monitors per the manufactures requirements.

Just my two cents. -WS
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