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How can I clean my LCD monitor?

Asked by Ame_Evil (3041points) August 9th, 2010

Okay, I have an Acer P225HQ 21.5” monitor for my PC, and the black case around it seems to be getting pretty dusty now. I cleaned it with LCD screen cleaner (since I had nothing else) and its already dirty again within 12 hours. What do you suggest I buy to clean it? I am not sure what sort of material it is, but it seems to be a shiny black plastic. Hope that helps o-O

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asmonet's avatar

I think you mean you’re trying to get the outer frame of your LCD Monitor – the plastic – clean. The LCD screen cleaner is meant for screens, and so will probably not clean appropriately and may leave residue.

Just take a slightly damp rag, and run it along on the surfaces you need to.

I’ve never had a monitor that needed more than that, what on earth have you been doing to it? ;)

For future references, shiny, slick surfaces appear to be more dirty than matte surfaces as a rule. If it bugs you in the future consider buying one with a matte finish next time.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

You might also want to investigate the source of the dust.

saraSKELLINGTON's avatar

1.Turn off the monitor. If the screen is dark, it will be easier to see the areas that are dirty or oily.

2.Use a dry, soft cloth and very gently wipe the screen. A great choice would be the microfiber type of cloth used to clean eyeglasses.

3.If the dry cloth did not completely remove the dirt or oil, do not press harder in an attempt to scrub it off. Pushing directly on the LCD screen can often cause pixels to burn out.

4.If necessary, dampen the cloth with distilled water or with an equal ratio of distilled water to white vinegar

Many companies also sell small spray bottles of special cleaner for flat screen monitors but the vinegar mixture is usually just as effective.

5.The plastic edge that surrounds the screen can be cleaned with any multipurpose cleaner but take care to avoid contact with the screen itself.

Tips:
1.Avoid using paper towels, toilet paper, tissue paper, or something like your shirt to wipe the LCD screen. These non-ultrasoft materials can easily scratch the screen.

2.Avoid cleaning products that contain ammonia, ethyl alcohol, acetone, toluene, ethyl acid, or methyl chloride. These chemicals can react with the materials that the LCD screen is made of which could yellow the screen or cause other kinds of damage.

3.Never spray liquid directly on the LCD screen or it could run inside the monitor and cause damage.

This is from pcsupport.about.com/od/maintenance

-Sara

saraSKELLINGTON's avatar

well you could spray it with a can of air. Spray it into the vent or creases of the computer. This will eliminate most of the dust without hurting the computer.

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