Cleaning laptop and LCD monitor screens is different from cleaning the usual CRT screens and requires some additional care and safeguards.
Materials you would need
- A soft lint free cotton cloth (microfiber cloth works best).
- Distilled Water. Isopropyl Alcohol or white vinegar (if there are oil stains)
- A bottle (atomizer bottle works best)
How to Clean Your LCD Monitor
- If it is just dust you are getting rid of, distilled water would be sufficient and you don’t need any other cleansing agent. If there are fingerprints on the screen or some oily stains than the best thing to use is a solution of distilled water and isopropyl alcohol. Note that you should NEVER clean off the screen with a dry cloth. This way the dust particles can easily scratch the surface of the screen.
- If you are going to need Isopropyl Alcohol, you should make a solution consisting of equal amounts of distilled water and isopropyl alcohol.
- You then need to put this solution (or just distilled water if that is the case) into an atomizer bottle.
- Spray the contents of the bottle onto the soft lint free cloth, DO NOT spray directly on the screen, make sure that you are holding the cloth away from laptop when spraying. A damp cloth (or perhaps an edge of cloth) is what we are looking for, we don’t need to soak it in the solution.
- Gently wipe the screen with the cloth. Horizontal and vertical movements work best, however if there are areas that need a little extra attention or streaks going along the screen, you can concentrate on the area with some circular movements.
Things you should not do.