Monday, May 30, 2011

How to Clean a LCD Monitor

Unlike, CRT monitors which have a glass screen and can be cleaned similar as any other glass in your home or office, LCD monitors require a bit of special care when cleaning. It is not difficult, but you should be careful not to scratch or damage their sensitive displays.
You will not need professional help for this chore, but you still can call Clapham cleaners to give you some guidelines. However it will not take you more than 5 minutes to clean your flat screen monitor, if you follow the easy steps below.
  1. It is always easier to spot a dirty or oily area when the screen is dark, so turn off the monitor.
  2. Very carefully clean the screen by using a dry, soft cloth. Do not use toilet paper, tissue paper, paper towels, or even more your shirt to clean the LCD monitor as you can scratch the screen with these materials. A microfiber cloth for eyeglasses would be a perfect choice.
  3. If the dirty spot is not completely removed, do not try to scrub it off by pressing harder as you can burn out pixels of the LCD monitor.
  4. If needed, wet the cloth with a mixture of distilled water and white vinegar. In many cases that trick is as effective as the sprays of special cleaner offered by companies. At all cost, you should avoid using cleaning products that contain ethyl alcohol, acetone, ammonia, methyl chloride, ethyl acid, or toluene.  Applying these chemicals on your LCD screen could cause yellowing of the screen or other kind of damage.
  5. You can use any multipurpose cleaning product for the plastic edge that surrounds the screen, but make sure to avoid contact with the screen.
All professional cleaners, including Clapham cleaners, recommend never spraying liquid directly on the LCD screen because it could cause damage.


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