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How to clean an LCD Screen

Posted On 2007-06-18 by FortyPoundHead
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LCD screens, just like a common glass, are breakable. Can it ever be dust-free? Dust is the main culprit in many failures of electronic peripheral. But when it comes to dust and dirt issues of LCD screen, it will always be more sensitive compared to ordinary monitors. It is always a question of clarity and visibility when using the screens. To maximize the use of an item, it has to be kept clean and free from obstructing stains to avoid blurring it.

Notebooks and laptops have neat casing, chances are they require less intervention aside from minor possibility of fingerprints, which happens to be quite a big deal with LCD screens. It has been warned that LCD monitors of laptops should never be touched by fingers and be subjected to fingertip pressures or it will be damaged. It will result to having blank pixels appearing from the screen. Dusts and residues can be wiped off carefully by soft cotton cloth or better yet with commercially available LCD cleaning cloth sold at selected outlets and computer shops. It is expected that the LCD screens should not be exposed in very wet environment.

What are the chemical components of a good LCD screen cleaner?

In case you have failed to touch or damaged your laptop and find out it is all covered with sticky grease and dirt, then there is no choice but to clean it well. Usually this happens when keyboard gets contact with the screen after each use. These accumulate in time and create bad marks on the LCD. Scratching and causing accidental malfunction to laptops out of cleaning is not a good consequence. It is easy to get any over the counter cleaners for use with LCD screen cleaner. Just remember the following harmful ingredients: ethyl alcohol, ammonia, methyl chloride, acetone, and toluene.

Such harmful chemicals can cause side reaction to the LCD screen. For economic and practical reason, a simple soft cloth moist with water can do the job well. Do the cleaning as gently as possible. Make sure that the LCD monitor has been turned off and be left to adjust to room temperature before cleaning it. For oily residues, use the right LCD cleaner to remove all the unwanted traces.

It is not advisable to use substitutes like window cleaner for LCD screens. Use only a nice soft cloth and avoid paper-based wiping materials. It takes a little prevention to solve cleaning issues with LCD screens. It means the equipment has to be kept in a dry and enclosed storage free from dust. A lot of common sense can be applied, but still remember that LCD screens can''t be compared to ordinary glass.


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