How to Clean your LCD Monitor:
What does LCD stand
Liquid Crystal Display, mostly used in flat screen monitors and laptop
Why should I worry about cleaning my LCD screen?
One of the most expensive components of a computer system or laptop is the
LCD monitor or screen. LCD screens are easily susceptible to damage and
scratches, so it's a good idea to make sure you clean it correctly.
Can I use any type of cleaning solution on my LCD screen?
No, using alcohol or ammonia - based cleaners repeatedly may cause
permanent damage to the LCD. Over time using these types of cleaners could
cause the surface of the screen to yellow. It can also make the screen
brittle and eventually cause cracking on the screen surface.
NOTICE: The following cleaners are unacceptable:
- Ethyl acid
What types of cleaners are acceptable?
• Vinegar (mixed with water)
• Isopropyl Alcohol
• Petroleum Benzene
What are some of the basic supplies needed to clean an LCD screen?
- A soft cotton cloth. When
cleaning the LCD screen it is important to use a soft cotton cloth,
rather than an old rag. Some materials, such as paper towels, could
cause scratches and damage the LCD screen.
- Solution of water and
isopropyl alcohol. This solution can be used along with the soft cotton
- Computer wipes. Only use
these if they specifically state on the package they are designed for
LCD laptop screens. Computer wipes can come in handy for fast clean-ups
or when you want to avoid mixing up a cleaning solution yourself.
How do I clean the
LCD surface properly?
- Do not spray any liquids
on the LCD screen directly, and do not use paper towels, this can cause
the LCD screen to become scratched.
- Always apply the solution
to your cloth first, not directly to the parts you are cleaning. You
want to avoid dripping the solution directly into your computer or
- Stroke the cloth across
the display in one direction, moving from the top of the display to the