How to clean lcd monitor
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When it comes to cleaning a flat screen monitor, which is known as an LCD monitor, it is different from cleaning a CRT (cathode ray tube). The normal CRT monitor has a glass screen and can be cleaned in the same way that you clean any other glass appliance which is at your home or in office.
- Specialized tools
Flat screen monitors, however, require a bit of special care when cleaning. Their displays are much more sensitive and are easily scratched and damaged. The same applies to your LCD television.
Most of the commercial glass cleaners have a chemical content in them, but some major computer stores have cleaning agents for LCD monitors that have no chemical content. In order to keep your LCD monitor clean, buy one of these cleaners and use it.
If you are not interested in buying a cleaner, then there is another way to clean your LCD monitor. Make your own cleaner using water, isopropyl alcohol, hexane, methyl chloride, Acetone, etc.
Switch off the monitor, as a dark screen can show all the marks and grime on it. First you should take a soft clean cloth especially kept for cleaning the LCD screen, and then apply some of the cleaner on it. Wipe the screen from left to right and then from top to bottom.
If you have grease or oil marks on your LCD monitor, then use damp cloth only using water and wipe it, after you have wiped with water, use some of the cleaner.
The surrounding plastic portion which goes around the screen can be cleaned with any cleaner, the plastic edge that surrounds the screen can be cleaned with any multipurpose cleaner but don’t touch the screen with it.
Don’t spray the cleaner on the screen directly as it might run into the monitor. Keep your LCD away from the sun or extreme humidity, don’t place it near a kitchen and direct sunlight will spoil the LCD. Do not use towel, paper napkins or a garment which you wear to clean the monitor as it might leave marks and scratch the screen.