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

27 Dec 2010   #11
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

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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.
Been doing it for years and never had an issue.


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27 Dec 2010   #12
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

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

I can't use soap and water... what can I do?
If you don't have time , then buy this ..:
It works very good ...i have been using this 2 years now ...Expensive though ...
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27 Dec 2010   #13
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
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.
Been doing it for years and never had an issue.
It "can" leave streaks.
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27 Dec 2010   #14
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wds7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
How can I complete clean the grease off my laptop screen?

I can't use soap and water... what can I do?
If you don't have time , then buy this ..:
It works very good ...i have been using this 2 years now ...Expensive though ...
Attachment 126903
+1 It a great cleaner
Jerry
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17 Feb 2011   #15
JustPassingBy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

My 2 cents as well. I have actually (horrors) sprayed Windex straight on to the screen then wiped and polished with a duster. I also stuck a creative microphone in the corner of the screen for a period of time, (until I decided to get a more expensive Logitech web cam with microphone incorporated) and when I came to remove it used a drop of baby oil to loosen, then cleaned up with a drop of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab and polished with a Kleenex.
TA DAAAH!

Not recommending anything here, always best to be safe than sorry, but a lot of fuss seems to be made about the fragility of computer screens they seem fairly tough to me, none of these things have eaten into the screen or damaged the pixels or anything, just be sure to do everything gently, you are not cleaning the car. There are household products you can use that are less expensive than those wipes.
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17 Feb 2011   #16
Imperfect1

 
 

Interesting how so many people are pretty cavalier about cleaning their screens with any old this-and-that. . . UNTIL they damage their screen. Then, they're not so happy, but it's too late --- their screen's been permanently damaged.

The point is -- damage to a screen is CUMULATIVE. You don't notice it at first, but little by little it builds up until you can visually see that the screen has been damaged. So, a word to the wise, just like with TV screens, eyeglasses, binoculars, camera lens, or anything else we want to look through, be careful and protect your item!
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19 Feb 2011   #17
JustPassingBy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
RightyHo....

I am back here to say that Imperfect1 is absolutely correct! - Does that make her perfect now?

Unfortunately I could not successfully remove the remnants of baby oil try as I may with household products, they didn't seem to have the desired effect. However, (good news) I bought some very cheap, (couple of dollars) towelettes from Wal-Mart which worked like magic!

So the moral of this story is, stick to professional products, but you are able to achieve an excellent result using very cheap wipes from Wal-Mart rather than the expensive ones mentioned by people before.

There are a lot in the box as well to use on other things and at other times, (when you mess-up like me)
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19 Feb 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

What kind of wipes did you buy - isopropyl alcohol which is what's in Windex?

There are all kinds including ones with baby oil.
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19 Feb 2011   #19
JustPassingBy

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Re: wipes

Sorry, should have been more specific... Glad you asked.

They are called "Nice'n Clean," Electronic Cleaning Wipes, Anti-Static/Alcohol Free, Multi-Surface Wipes. 24 individual packets in box. You get them in the electronics dept.

Couldn't tell you exactly how much they cost, lost my receipt, but they were not very much.
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19 Feb 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

Purrfect, thanks.
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