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Home Made Solution
Most experts suggest you can use a 50/50 cleaning solution of distilled water and isopropyl alcohol. You should use a soft cloth such as an old cotton T-shirt or handkerchief. Don't use tap-water, tissues, paper towels or ordinary dish cloths.
Shut down any devices before cleaning. Dampen your large cleaning cloth with your solution and apply very gentle pressure, cleaning the display in a circular motion. Let dry before turning your device back on.
Word of Caution - you should always check your owner's manual for the recommended cleaning method for your LCD TV or Laptop Screen.
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Cleaning Guide for LCD, Plasma and Laptop Screen Monitors
Basic Facts About LCDs
First, you must realize LCD screens or displays are NOT GLASS. Many owners clean a laptop screen or LCD TV as they would clean any glass monitor or TV - DON'T make this mistake. An LCD (liquid crystal display) consists of a soft film that is very prone to damage from scratches, smudging, and clouding caused by the use of improper cleaning agents and harsh cloths.
Plasma HDTVs does have a glass substrate but its surface is also very delicate because of anti-glare coatings. Similarly, most CRT (cathode ray tube) have anti-glare and/or anti-static coatings on them for your maximum viewing enjoyment and should also be cleaned very carefully.
The history of Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) goes back over a hundred years. It was first mentioned by Otto Lehmann in 1904. The first operational LCD was made by RCA in 1968. Each display is made up of countless pixels, with light being filtered through them in a controlled manner. Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) is a form of LCDs which uses an active matrix to improve image quality. LCD technology has found its way into countless displays in laptops, PDAs, and high definition TVs. (Source - wikipedia.org)
LCDs have become increasing common in our world because they can run be on low battery power and produces a sharp, clear image. You probably have 5 to 10 LCD screens around your home.
The Problem with LCD Screens
Anyone who owns a laptop or LCD TV knows there is one minor problem - these screens regularly gather dust, lint particles, smudges and in severe cases fingerprints and even ink markings. All this accumulation of dust and grim can subtract from your full enjoyment of any LCD screen or display you own.
Once we see this dust clouding up our once perfectly crisp clear LCD screens, we automatically reach for something to remove the dust or smears. This is where many people make a huge mistake, they take ordinary tap-water and a paper towel or dish cloth and clean their LCD screen. DON'T! Ordinary tap water often include chemicals like chloride that will leave a residue on your screen. Coarse paper towels or cloths may even scratch and damage your very sensitive LCD display, causing clouding and can even lead to dead pixels. You Must Clean Your LCD Screen Properly In Order to Prevent Damage
LCD screens need to be periodically cleaned to ensure you keep enjoying your TV or Laptop. But you must follow some simple guidelines to get the job done right.
LCD Cleaning Tips
Here are some helpful cleaning tips and guidelines:
Word of Caution - it is always wise to check your owner's manual or contact your LCD manufacturer for the recommended cleaning method or advice for your particular LCD TV or Laptop Screen.
Other Helpful Tips For Taking Care Of Your LCD Screens
* Keep your notebook or laptop closed when not in use, this will help keep your screen clean.
* Try to keep small children away from your LCD devices, especially laptops. Some children may confuse a laptop for an etch-a-sketch like toy and create a masterpiece on your shiny new laptop. Ouch!
* Wipes are good for cleaning LCD on the road or when traveling.
* One person has suggested Absolute Vodka as a good cleaning solution!
* Make sure you cover your mouth when sneezing or couching around any LCD screen.
* It is not a good idea to use mineral or tap water because they may leave white spots from the dissolved salts.
* Purchase a can of compressed air - this comes in handy for removing dust and cleaning your keyboards or hard to reach places.
* If you buy any LCD cleaning product, try to get one that has an anti-static element in it. This will help keep down the dust and lint on your LCD screen.
* If you use any LCD screen in a dusty place, you may considering buying a protective covering. It is best to buy this directly from the manufacturer to ensure the cover fits your device perfectly.
Our recommended cleaning solutions for all your LCD screens:
LCD Screen Cleaning Kits
Lifts and dissolves fingerprints, contaminants. Plus it creates an
anti-static coating. Liquid polymer-based solution which is alcohol
and ammonia-free. Price: $19.95 Klear Screen Deluxe Cleaning Kit
Plasma Guardian Screen Cleaning Kit
Cleaning Kit includes:
4-oz spray bottle of cleaning fluid, an 8"x 8" microfiber cloth and
12 lint-free drying wipes. Price $23.70 Plasma Guardian Screen Cleaning
Kit, Cleaning Fluid/Drying Wipes/Buffing Cloth KMW12193
iPod Cleaning Kit
This kit includes: 1 - 2 oz. iKlear Spray bottle, 1 - Travel Size
Micro-Chamois polishing cloth, 1 - Large Micro-Chamois polishing cloth,
and 3 - iKlear Wet/Dry Travel Singles (1) iKlear Micro-Chamois
Polishing Cloth Non-damaging, microfiber cloth Price: $20
Klear Screen iKlear iPod, iBook & PowerBook Cleaning Kit
MicroFiber Cloths & Wipes
These are new, revolutionary microfiber cloths which allow for an unequaled cleaning.
These heavy weight, non-damaging, lint free, and washable/reusable cloths will
clean all your electronic monitors, displays, laptops, HDTV, Plasma Screen TVs...
Use in conjuction with iKlear or Klear Screen cleaners. Price: $12.95
Klear Screen Micro-Chamois (16-inch x 16-inch)
Totally washable and reusable, these optical grade cloths will clean any LCD
without any damage - to be used with the iKlear or Klear Screen Formula. Includes One
Large Micro-Chamois Polishing Cloth and iKlear Wet/Dry Travel Single. Price: $11.11
Klear Screen iKlear Micro Chamois Kloth
LCD Screen Cleaning Solutions
5oz. of bottle of iklear cleaner
Great Anti-Static cleaning formula, alcohol &
ammonia-free - use this for cleaning hundreds of different LCD devices.
Price: $12.87 Klear Screen iKlear 5 oz Pump Spray Bottle
Compressed Air Duster
Pressurized air will remove dust from hard-to-reach places. Price: $12.87
Or try something a little more Heavy-Duty:
iKlear Travel Cleaner
iKlear travel cleaners are perfect for cleaning all your LCD screens when
you're traveling. Laptops, cameras, PDAs... convenient and handy. Price: $9.99
KLEARSCREEN iKlear Travel Cleaner Singles
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