How To Clean An LCD Monitor
Learning how to clean an LCD monitor is quite simple and will not take much time. Knowing how to clean a regular CRT monitor does not ensure that you know how to clean an LCD monitor. LCD monitors are much more sensitive than their classic CRT counterparts and require extra special care when cleaning. Learning how to clean an LCD monitor is a simple matter of using the correct cloth, avoiding harsh chemicals and having a gentle touch.
Things you'll need:
- Microfiber cloth
- Distilled water
- White vinegar
- Spray bottle
- LCD Cleaner (optional)
- Power off monitor. Power off the LCD monitor to expose any dirt of grease against the black screen. Leaving the LCD monitor turned on will make it hard to properly clean the monitor.
- Dry clean the monitor. Dry clean the LCD monitor using the microfiber cloth. Gently rub the microfiber cloth up and down the LCD monitor to remove any dirt, dust and grease from the screen. Do not push down on the LCD monitor and avoid using rough cloth such as towels, rags or your shirt.
- Prepare cleaning solution. Mix half distilled water and half white vinegar in a spray bottle. Do not use any additional chemicals, cleaners or detergents. Optionally, you can purchase an LCD screen cleaner at an electronics store. Using the distilled water and vinegar mix is safe on the LCD monitor and will produce the same results.
- Clean the monitor. Using the spray bottle, mist the cleaning solution on the microfiber cloth. Clean the screen from top to bottom; do not make a circular motion. Repeat as necessary until there are no streaks, dirt, dust or grease on the LCD monitor. Do not attempt to dry the LCD monitor, and do not apply pressure.
Do not use Windex or glass cleaner on your LCD monitor.
Clean the outer edges with an all-purpose cleaner if you desire, but avoid getting it onto the LCD screen.