If you’re like most households and own a computer or a laptop-then there’s a good chance that you also have a LCD computer screen. The LCD monitor is one of the most fragile and expensive parts of the computer, thus, it pays to handle it with care.
LCD monitor screens are made of a soft film that can be easily damaged, by dust, fingerprints, smears and even scratches. In fact, even cleaning your LCD monitor improperly can cause irreparable damage. Therefore, in order to prolong the life of your computer, it’s important to learn how to maintain a clean computer screen.
The following tips will guide you on how to best clean and preserve your LCD monitor and protect your high-tech investment.
1). Never touch or apply pressure on the LCD computer screen with your hand. You can leave behind oily smudges and even possibly cause the pixels to burn out.
2). Never use paper towels, tissue or even towels to clean your monitor. These textures can scratch your screen and damage it permanently.
3). Do use a soft cloth, such as an old torn t-shirt, an old cotton handkerchief or microfiber cloth to dust off and clean the screen. You may also purchase cloths as well as computer screen cleaners made specifically to clean computer screens.
4). Always turn the monitor off before attempting to clean it. This will enable you to see the dirty spots more easily and will prevent any cleaning solvent you may use from evaporating quickly and/or streaking.
5.) Many experts suggest thtat you purchase a monitor screen cleaner which is made specifically for cleaning computer screens, such as Klear Screen. However if you’d like to make your own solution-most experts recommend that you use a 50/50 mix of distilled water and isopropyl alcohol which can be used to clean any LCD screen, monitor or TV.
6). Never spray any cleaning solution directly onto your LCD monitor, instead, spray it on your cloth and wipe gently in a circular motion.
7.) Make sure you dry off your monitor completely before switching it back on.
8.) Never use tap water as it may contain chemicals or salts that may leave a residue.
If you follow these tips you should enjoy your computer screen for many years to come!
It’s recommended that you refer to the manufacturer’s manual before you attempt to clean your LCD display. The manufacturer may recommend a particular brand of LCD cleaner to be used with their product. There may also be certain types of cleaning agents that are not to be used.