Monday, September 13, 2010

Cleaning the monitor

Now this will probably be a short update. First I'll mention the easiest to clean, but now is mostly obsolete with all companies. Glass screen monitors are quite easy as you can clean them the same way you clean a window. The only concern is that you do not get liquids into the monitor (spraying into the container of the monitor).

LCD monitors are a lot more difficult to clean since they are very sensitive to getting scratched and or getting damaged by there being to much pressure applied when cleaning. It is best when cleaning to turn off the monitor just so it is easier to see where it is dirty. The first thing you want to do is get a specialized cloth which I believe is called a microfiber cloth (the same cloth used to clean sight corrective glasses) these cloths are designed specifically not to scratch sensitive surfaces. When using the cloth DO NOT put too much pressure on the screen because this can damage the pixels on the monitor. If you are unable to get a good clean it is okay to put purified water onto the cloth. But DO NOT spray or put water directly onto the screen as it can damage the interior of the screen.

Now as a side note, laptops... they are difficult to work with since they are designed to not be changed in the interior due to the fact that they are made to be small. Most problems like overheating or anything having to do with the computers parts are not very fixable. In most cases you will have to go to where you bought it or contact the laptops manufacturer to get parts fixed. They are just designed to be small and efficient and in that they made them nearly impossible to work on personally.

Yet again if there are any other questions just leave a comment.

43 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this! Bookmarked :D

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  2. Good stuff, Supportin! http://digg.com/news/offbeat/life_mysteries_blog_2

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  3. I liked my glass screen monitor I had with my old desktop. I could throw a little stress ball at it and play catch and not worry about it getting damaged. Was a big ol' thing and sturdy and I could put pressure cleaning it. Only cleaning with my laptop is lightly wiping it with a cloth because I don't want it damaged and I dare not throw anything at it. Or I just use some of those computer screen cleaning cloths. Those work well enough.

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  4. I have a laptop. I do this weekly. The screen gets dirty a lot!

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  5. I just use electronic wipes on my monitor. Seems to work out fine.

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  7. i always just windex since the days of crt. works great

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  8. i use shaving cream. keeps the screen from fogging during heavy fap sessions.

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  9. I normally use windex sprayed on the paper towel. Cleans the screen *and* keyboard

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  10. I've taken my laptop back to BestBuy before (while it was still under warranty) and asked about it. They told me it would naturally get hot because it was a gaming laptop...I mean, I guess but...hmmmm. Well, it was good to get your view on the subject, I appreciate it. Haha! I guess I'm good as long as it doesn't catch on fire, right!?

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  11. good, now i know not to spray water!

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  12. awsome, ive been doing it wrong for awhile, thanks!

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  13. very informative, I'll bookmark this to show my clients

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  14. Thanks for the tips, very useful

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  15. my mom made the mistake of using windex on my LCD :( i miss him

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  16. Wow I wish someone would tell me this before all the times I cleaned my LCD monitor...showin' the love hope you will too ;D

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  17. yeah a lot of people did not know how to do this, (that I know personally) but in many cases you can do it somewhat wrong and get away with it. This is just a method that is known to prevent scratches and internal damage

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  18. this is good cause I got soup splatter on my monitor sometimes. Not evening kidding around... I may be a slob

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  22. Nice post great tips!
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  23. Yeah I need to clean mine, its so dirty. Thanks for tips

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  24. yeah i got stains all over mine , thanks 4 tip man

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  25. is it okay to spray cleaning liquids on the cloth?!

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  26. more posts man, please do that :)

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  27. more posts about cleaning monitors

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  28. i use a shammy and anti-static screen cleaner thats about $2, works perfectly.

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  29. Flav, I'm not to sure about that but the cleaning fluid that they sell in stores for LCD screens is half 70% Isopropyl alcohol and half distilled water.
    Also I will do more post but it would help me to know what you guys think would be helpful

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  30. Nice tips, I'll keep them in mind! Thanks

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  32. Thanks man. I have an LCD tv for a monitor and would have probably fucked it up if it wasn't for you XD thanks man.

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  34. More posts dude, Loved this one :)

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  35. Nice article, been away from a week due to some medical issues. Got home and came back to blogger to check my followed blogs, one of the nicest posts I've seen tonight. Haven't seen LCD cleaning instructions that in depth before.

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