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Windows 7: What do you clean a monitor with?

07 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
What do you clean a monitor with?

Ok look I really dont no if it's a LCD monitor it's a flat screen DELL but its getting very dirty lately I dont no what to clean it with and what to wipe it down with. I do have a Microfiber rag but things stupid got a 10 pack and regardless if you get them wet the fuzzes come off of it

What I'm asking is what liquid do i use and what type of towel do i dry it with? I've been using rubbing alcohol.

Also if i look close to my screen sometimes i see little screeches of lines before i didnt see this. Is my monitor breaking?

While somebody thinks of answer I'll take a pictures of the monitor


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07 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Yes it is an lcd screen.

I use baby wipes to clean my screen and the surrounding area then dry cloth to dry the remaining residue.

Comes up sparkling and like new.
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07 Mar 2010   #3

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I make sure that I do not touch my monitor to avoid finger prints. Once every other week, compressed air, a piece of old unershirt and very lightly pushing the dust to the side, then with vertical moves remove the dust. I make sure to barely touch the screen when removing the dust. I hold the cloth so just portion extends past my hand then really, ExTRA GENTLY wipe. Its just dust.

Incidentally, with todays, material that are used for eyeglasses, it is suggested that you use something like piec from an old undershirt and water to clean the lens
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07 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult

Here are some tips:

1.Avoid using paper towels, toilet paper, tissue paper, or something like your shirt to wipe the LCD screen. These non-ultrasoft materials can easily scratch the screen. The microfiber cloth is a good choice.

2.Avoid cleaning products that contain ammonia, ethyl alcohol, acetone, toluene, ethyl acid, or methyl chloride. These chemicals can react with the materials that the LCD screen is made of which could yellow the screen or cause other kinds of damage. Use water or a vinegar-water mix.

3.Never spray liquid directly on the LCD screen or it could run inside the monitor and cause damage.

Good link for more recommendations: The Proper Way to Clean LCD Screens Of Your Laptop or Flat Screen Monitors - Digital Inspiration
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07 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I'm gonna try baby wipes but can it be used on the outside to like the black and what type of dry cloth?
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07 Mar 2010   #6

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Old school, old habits: I keep a solution of about one third vinegar, two thirds distilled water in a spray bottle. I'll spray the solution to normal cotton cloth (not directly to screen!) and wipe the display.

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07 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I buy a bottle of 70-80% isopropyl alcohol and mix it (50/50) with distilled water in a squirt bottle, coupled with a microfiber cloth, the grand total is about $7 for a ton of cleaner.

I keep a bottle at work and nearly my entire office uses my home-brew solution for their monitors, laptops, keyboards and mice.

At home, I use this solution to clean
1). Computers
2). glasses
3). plasma screen
4). getting fingerprints off cd's and DVD's that my kids have pulled out of cases.
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07 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I used a baby wipe, but what Ive noticed regardless of what i clean it with when the screen is still black you look close you can see dry marks of what you used to wipe it with, is it supposed to do that?
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07 Mar 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

You're supposed to clean these things?
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07 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I hope your joking
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