Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What do you clean a monitor with?

07 Mar 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
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.
Even at that dilution, isn't the alcohol going to do some damage? I can imagine that solution would do less than without adding the water, but I got the impression that there is a chemical reaction involved.

EDIT: I just noticed that you didn't include an LCD in your list of uses, but the question still applies to using it on CD/DVD disks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Mar 2010   #12
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Josh7 View Post
I'm gonna try baby wipes but can it be used on the outside to like the black and what type of dry cloth?
Yes I do mine all over with baby wipes and it comes up spankling new mate.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Here is another idea for anyone that is innovative...produce a tape that can be used as a seal at the bottom of the screen, so that a person can spray a good soak directly on the screen, and then remove the tape afterward, without it leaving any residue behind.

EDIT: It seems like some manufacturer would produce a monitor that already has a waterproof seal around the screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Mar 2010   #14
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Josh7 View Post
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?
Thats where the dry cloth comes in, just as it begins to dry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #15
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
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
Absolutely sound advice!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #16
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #17
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I use Monster screen cleaner kit it works great
Monster Cable - TV Screen Cleaning Kit - TV CLNKT
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #18
Marimbo 60

 

J&J "Pronto" Multi Superfice then microfibre cloth for drying!Push just 1 or 2 sprays over screen cause more can pass under the caseing and make electronic damage!Do not use this product for touch-screens!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Even at that dilution, isn't the alcohol going to do some damage? I can imagine that solution would do less than without adding the water, but I got the impression that there is a chemical reaction involved.
No damage that i have ever seen and I have been using this for years. And yes, I do clean LCD monitors and laptop LCD's using this method.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2010   #20
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hot soapy water and a dish cloth, and I use a tea towel to wipe it dry after, and do it about once a fortnight.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What do you clean a monitor with?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Monitor problem after installing clean Windows 7.
Hello, I was having some problems with my PC, I posted a BSOD thread on here that was solved but then started having software lag issues so gave up trying to sort it myself and gave it to a specialist PC repair guy. He's gave me it back having completely wiped what was previously on the PC so...
Graphic Cards
Should I clean my HDD with Parted Magic or Diskpart clean all command?
Hi everyone i have a question about HDD Clean and also question about Win 7 64 bit :) I want to wiped out my all HDD data inside i want to delete all information like a brand new HDD. I heard that there is a program called Parted Magic can do this and also Diskpart clean all command too. ...
General Discussion
How can you clean a LCD monitor?
My monitor seems to have alot of smudges and fingerprints on them you cant see it when its on but its is really annoying for me. What should i use to clean it with? Can i use a microfiber cloth and some water and would that damage the display?
Hardware & Devices
How do I clean my screen monitor?
Hi, my new laptop's screen has a weird stain at the bottom, I can't get rid of it can you guys tell me what is it and how can I fix it myself? I still got the warranty but I don't want to send the laptop to repair because It's too much trouble there must be a way I can fix it myself so please help?...
Hardware & Devices
Clean Install of Win7 - Wipe Hard Drive Clean
Hi Folks, I just did a clean install of Win7 and must have done something wrong. I found a file called Windows.old.:confused: I would like to wipe my hard drive completely clean and then install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. How do I accomplish this task? It's a good time to...
Installation & Setup
How clean is your monitor?
How clean is your monitor? :D wheres the pixel?
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App