LCD screens are mostly found in laptops, PDAs, iPods, and HDTVs. If you look around your house, you will probably see 5 or more of these screens in your presence. They are everywhere!
However, anyone with any LCD screen knows that there is a small problem with them. These screens or screens gather dust and dirt as if there were no tomorrow. Just a few weeks after buying your original LCD screen, it begins to pick up lint, dust particles and stains, ruining your full enjoyment of this technical marvel.
LCD screen cleaning tips
Most experts suggest that you can use a cleaning solution of 50% distilled water and 50% isopropyl. You should use a soft cloth such as an old cotton shirt or a handkerchief. Do not use paper towels, tissues or ordinary tea towels, as rough cloths can damage the smooth surface of an LCD screen or the CCFL backlight.
Turn off any device before cleaning them. Scrutinize the screen to take note of the particular areas that need to be cleaned. Do not spray any cleaning solution directly on the screen, but moisten your large cleaning cloth with your answer and apply very gentle pressure, wiping the screen with a circular motion.
Do not apply any hard pressure or touch the screen with your fingertips. It has been suggested that you think of the screen as a smooth baby’s background and give it the same kind of care it would provide to a child’s delicate skin.
Be sure to let the screen dry entirely before restarting the device. Now you should have a perfectly clean screen, ready for your full viewing enjoyment once again.
Signal word: you should always consult the owner’s manual or the manufacturer for the recommended cleaning method for your LCD TV or laptop screen.
You should also keep in mind that commercial LCD cleaning kits are very economical. These cleaning kits will have everything you need to clean your LCD screen. Most will have a microfiber cloth or chamois that are excellent for collecting dust and removing fingerprints and smudges. A can of compressed air is also useful for removing dust from the screen and hard-to-reach places.
There are also more powerful cleaning solutions to eliminate ink marks, just in case your young son confused his expensive laptop with a sketch toy and created a modern masterpiece.
Some commercial cleaning formulas may contain the same mixture as the homemade one mentioned above, but the newer cleaning solutions are free of alcohol and ammonia. Some have an antistatic coating that will help reduce the accumulation of dust particles. It is probably convenient to choose one of these cleaning kits if you have many LCD screens. You can also buy wipes and individual cleaning products to travel.
Whichever route you take or the cleaning formula you use, just remember to treat all your LCD screens with great respect. Be gentle, be careful and be diligent. Be sure to clean all LCD screens when the need arises. This way you can continue to enjoy all your impeccable LCD screens in the coming years.