How To Clean Plasma TV
Learn how to clean a plasma TV properly so you can make the most of your investment. Plasma and liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs are different from traditional TVs in that the screen surfaces are not made of glass and require a different method of cleaning. Additionally, plasma TV screens have anti-glare coatings added to the surface area of the screen which can be damaged along with the screen if contact is made with cleaners containing alcohol, ammonia and other solvents.
Things you'll need:
- Plasma TV
- Three to four lint-free micro-fiber cloths
- Mild dish detergent
Vacuum cleaner with attachments
- Unplug the plasma TV prior to cleaning as well as any other electronic equipment connected to the TV. While turning off electronic equipment is routine safety, it also allows you to see the surface area better.
- Wipe the surface area of the plasma TV using a lint-free cloth. Wipe gently, being careful not to apply pressure to the screen.
- Clean stubborn areas on the plasma TV using a mild dish detergent diluted with water at a ratio of one to 100. Using a lint-free cloth, saturate the cloth in the diluted detergent. Wring it out thoroughly and gently wipe the stubborn area of the plasma TV. Use another clean, dry lint-free cloth to dry the screen.
- Vacuum the vents to remove any dust or debris. It is important to use a vacuum cleaner attachment and have the vacuum cleaner set on its lowest setting.
- Plug the plasma TV back in to the outlet along with any other electronic devices. You are now ready to power on your plasma TV.
Tips & Warnings:
- There are two "nevers" for caring for a plasma TV. Never use cleaning products containing alcohol, ammonia or other solvents as these will strip the protective coating from the plasma TV and eat through the screen. Never use wood products, such as paper towels, to wipe the screen as they will scratch and etch the screen.
- Avoid touching the plasma TV screen. Oils from your fingers will leave unsightly fingerprints and fingernails can cause damage to the surface of the screen.
- Be sure to cover your plasma TV when cleaning other furniture so other cleaning products do not come in contact with your plasma TV.
Follow these instructions on how to clean a plasma TV to keep your plasma TV screen crisp and clear for years to come. These instructions may also be used to clean laptop screens as well.