Cleaning LCD screens?

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  1. Tchoin

    Tchoin Site Patron

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    I happen to find myself at a problem here... I tried lots of stuff but none worked.

    What do you guys use to clean your laptop's screen and LCD screens ?

    I've been told to use just a mix of water and soap, or the all-mighty Windex, or a special oily cloth, or non-alcohol window cleaner.. I dunno.. tried lots of stuff but my screen still has a thick layer of dust stuck to it and I don't want to scratch it all.

    Thanks :thumbsup:
     
  2. Paulo

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    I use a LCD screen cleaner that i got from HMV in HK.
     
  3. Tchoin

    Tchoin Site Patron

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    Do those cleaning kits really work ? Down here you can barely find them and they are quite expensive. So that's why I'm trying to find a cheaper home made solution :p
     
  4. the_steadster

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    Windowlene +dry cloth
     
  5. devzone

    devzone Robust Member

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    I use a slightly damp cloth and fairy washing liquid which works great
     
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  6. phate

    phate Enthusiastic Member

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    Eyeglass cleaner and a microfiber cloth.

    iKlear is pretty cheap, its basically the same thing as stated above.
     
  7. kamon

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    A damp bit of kitchen roll usually does the trick for me. Be careful with cleaners, some might mark the screen.
     
  8. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Like phate, I use Glasses cleaner with a soft cloth. Works perfectly.

    Yakumo
     
  9. Parris

    Parris I'm only here to observe...

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    Just don't do what our boss did with the in-store LCD screens & plasma screens one Christmas eve (in a previous job) whilst tidying up. He used polish! Nobody could see the screens after that and we had to use good old Fairy washing up liquid and a pile of screen cleaning clothes. They never quite looked as streak free as they should have been after that.

    Go for washing up liquid and damp cloth. It takes a while and make sure you also have a water absorbent dry cloth next to you just in case of dribbles. An old t-shirt normally does the trick as cotton is soft. You don't want a water accident.
     
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  10. skavenger216

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    also, i dont know if this is neccasarily true or not, but ive heard that using anything with ammonia ( windex) on LCD and Plasma sets can eat through the screen. like i said, its just something ive heard so im not sure if its true, i just know im not gonna test it by spraying windex on my tv :icon_bigg.
     
  11. Tchoin

    Tchoin Site Patron

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    Yeah I'm a bit afraid of Windex as well, I didn't dare try that one lol.
    I think I'm gonna go for the eyeglass cleaner + cloth and see what happens.

    And I sure won't try polish lol, gotta be crazy to try that :p
     
  12. devzone

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    two votes for fairy liquid so far :)
     
  13. Paulo

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    Yep the one i got seems to work really nicely. However whenever i find them they cost alot as you say. So i got two bottles in HK where they were cheap. So far on my laptop/monitor and 40" lcd only used half of one and it only cost me around £1.50
     
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  14. skavenger216

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    yeah i have a kit made for lcd and plasma tvs. It cost me about $19.99 USD, i bought it about a year and a half ago, and between my 42" plasma, my lcd computer monitor and my laptops screen the bottle is still about 3/4 of the way full. It seems expensive, but trust me, a little goes a long way with this stuff ( or at least with the stuff that came in my kit, not sure what the cleaner was, all i know is that it works, and damn well i might add:icon_bigg).
     
  15. Taucias

    Taucias Site Supporter 2014,2015

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    Yeah, you should get true LCD screen cleaner. CRT cleaners and glass window cleaners are not suitable for laptop screens and the plastic screens used on some televisions.
     
  16. devzone

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    Fairy washing up liquid is suitable for all screen types :D

    Devzone sponsored by Procter & Gamble :D
     
  17. Tchoin

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    The thing is I can't get that magical fairy liquid down here :-(

    So my options are reduced to buying an expensive LCD Cleaning kit if I find one, or get eyeglass cleaner, or brew something in the stove :lol:
     
  18. ASSEMbler

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    I have tried many many cleaners, nothingbeats distilled water on cotton cloth.
     
  19. PhreQuencYViii

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    Same, thats what I use.
     
  20. JackAz!

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    Windex + Good Expensive Tissues.
    Not Aloe-vera or those types, just plain expensive tissues.

    Does the job.
     

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