How to Clean a Laptop LCD Screen

The technique for cleaning a laptop LCD screen, whether it’s a desktop or a laptop, is controversial! In general, no one recommends using liquids as they can damage the smooth surface of the LCD. However, you definitely have something to scrub, if you plan on removing the remains of the sneeze from it!

1 Use a soft, lint-free cloth for general cleaning.

Use it to clean dust from the monitor.

2 Wet a sponge or lint-free cloth with water.

Be careful not to squeeze out excess moisture. Gently rub the screen surface and do not allow excess liquid to enter or enter the monitor.

3 Let the monitor dry completely before closing the lid!

Here are a few other things to keep in mind:

  • The keyboard often creates “specks” on the screen. They are hard to avoid and even harder to clean. To avoid smudges, keep a soft, lint-free cloth that you use to clean the monitor on your laptop between the keyboard and the screen.
  • Office supply stores have specialty LCD screen cleaners, as well as lint-free wipes you can use to clean your screen and other parts of your laptop.
  • A recommended product is Klear Screen from Meridrew Enterprises (www.klearscreen.com). No, it’s not cheap. You want the good, not the cheap.
  • Avoid using alcohol or ammonia based detergents on your laptop screen! They can damage the LCD screen.
  • Never spray detergent directly on the laptop screen.
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