How to Clean a Plasma TV
If your TV is dirty and dusty, you may want to know how to clean a plasma TV. Because of the unique materials that go into the screen's production, they are delicate and require little more than water and a soft cloth to get the job done. Never use harsh acidic, basic, or undiluted cleaners or abrasives when cleaning a plasma screen. Make sure all electronic components are unplugged when cleaning them with water.
- 2 soft cloths
- neutral cleaner (optional)
- Make sure the TV is turned off and unplugged. Dampen a soft cloth with water. It shouldn't be soaking wet, just barely damp. If your plasma TV is very dirty, you may want to spray a neutral cleaner onto the cloth as well.
- Start cleaning by wiping base and frame first. Wipe away dust and debris from all sides of the television. Take care when cleaning the back and sides to prevent water from going into any electrical components.
- Rinse the cloth and wring it out. Clean the screen from top to bottom. Do this gently, as pressing too hard can cause damage to the plasma screen. Remove finger prints, dust, and other contaminates. Make sure to get into the corners, as debris tends to accumulate there.
- Use another clean cloth to dry. Dry the screen first to prevent streaking. Make sure to dry every component, especially any areas with exposed electrical components.
- Allow a few minutes for everything to fully air dry. Plug the TV back in. Turn it on and you're ready to go.