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How to clean a computer screen???

Postby AEMRICH » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:57 am

Hey guys i'm looking at my lap top and the screen is nasty. What is the best way to wash it?? Straight water? Windex?? i don't want to do anything that is going to mess up the screen. I know a lot of you are very knowledgable with computers so i figured this was the right crowd to ask
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:28 am

I always use a can of air.
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:57 am

i've used windex in the past and had no problems.
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:13 am

They make special wet/dry wipes for laptop screens; they're pretty cheap at Staples. You should never use windex or anything with ammonia in it on LCD/laptop screens, it can etch the screen surface and can cause the plastic to go cloudy.

I sometimes use eyeglasses cleaner in the little bump spray; and since I sometimes wear glasses I can use it for both.
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:19 am

Just use a vinegar and water solution. This is safe for LCD, flat screens, projection TVs, etc., and is a heck of a lot cheaper than the commercial solutions. ;-)
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:22 am

Amazinz wrote:Just use a vinegar and water solution. This is safe for LCD, flat screens, projection TVs, etc., and is a heck of a lot cheaper than the commercial solutions. ;-)


What part vinegar to what part water?
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:25 am

acsguitar wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Just use a vinegar and water solution. This is safe for LCD, flat screens, projection TVs, etc., and is a heck of a lot cheaper than the commercial solutions. ;-)


What part vinegar to what part water?


I've never heard vinegar, but that probably works... although I'd imagine it would leave your PC smelling like Caesar salad :-b

A solution of rubbing alcohol and water supposedly works great too as a cheap alternative, but I'm not sure what the ratio should be.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:27 am

Lick it clean. It works great, plus you get a cool tingling sensation on your tongue that lasts a couple hours.
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:29 am

25% vinegar and it drys up so fast that only the initial blast is stinky. Even though it's not necessary I use it on standard glass screens as well because it doesn't streak as bad. I just got an empty spray bottle from a garden shop and make a big 'ol batch. It lasts forever.
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:35 am

Amazinz wrote:25% vinegar and it drys up so fast that only the initial blast is stinky. Even though it's not necessary I use it on standard glass screens as well because it doesn't streak as bad. I just got an empty spray bottle from a garden shop and make a big 'ol batch. It lasts forever.


Giddy up, I think that's your solution... I'm gonna try it out myself ;-D
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