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Old 09-28-05, 11:01 PM   #1
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How do you clean an LCD screen?

After an employee who was let go turned in his laptop, I found his LCD screen totally scratched with streaks and circles. It seems he wiped it with dry tissue paper or paper towels. While the scratches don't ruin the screens performance, they can get distracting when reading text or working with Photoshop.

After seeing that, I've gotten too paranoid to touch my LCD screen. Problem is it's collecting dust like crazy. What do you guys use to clean your LCD monitors or laptops without scratching them? I'd prefer staying away from using harsh chemicals.
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Old 09-28-05, 11:12 PM   #2
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I slightly damp cloth with a dry cloth to lightly dry it off... no problems.
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Old 09-28-05, 11:15 PM   #3
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Old 09-29-05, 01:54 AM   #4
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dude, you wanna see some trashed lcd screens go to a library--clear example of what can happen when many people who don't give a damn interact with lcd screens they don't own

my laptop I just keep closed when not using, and it's never been an issue. sometimes I'll see a small speck and worry that a cell went out--but everytime it's just a piece of dust
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I use my hand most of the time. Otherwise I use a shirt or something. I never use paper though, that seems to hard to me. Never used chemicals other than water.
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there are 3M microfibre clothes which are specifically designed to clean LCD screens and glasses.
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there are 3M microfibre clothes which are specifically designed to clean LCD screens and glasses.
+1 on the microfiber cloth; good for screens, scanner beds, camera lenses, glass-mounted slides, etc.
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Steel Wool works wonders!

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While the LCD is on take some alochol and glass cleaning cloth or wipes. Paper towel can be subsituted but you better know what you're doing. For some reason, from my experience its easier to both see and remove blemishes if the lcd is heated up which is why I advise doing it while its on and has been on for a while.
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3M makes specific cloths for LCD screens like was said, and they also make a cleaning solution
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Fellowes Alcohol-Free Screen Cleaning Wipes. 12 Applications!

Pretty much the only time "alcohol-free" is any kind of incentive.
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Old 09-29-05, 09:47 PM   #12
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Lysol wipes.

Seriously....but I am pretty bad for getting all kinds of gunk on my display.
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Thanks y'all/ya'll/y'alls/you all for the suggestions.

I'll probably go with the Fellowes since it's alcohol free, if the damp cloth idea doesn't pan out. My screen is so dusty I gotta move mounds of dirt aside just to type... this.
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