Ow to clean computer screen

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  • Use a microfiber cloth. If needed, you can add mild soap and water, but wring it out well before using on the screen.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Nov 23, 2020

    Use a dry, soft, lint-free cloth, preferably the micro-fiber cleaning cloth that may have come with your TV or monitor. Use a solution of mild soap and water, if needed.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Nov 23, 2020

    do not use windex or that type of cleaners- mainly a tiny bit of water and a microfiber cloth and it will look like new

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 23, 2020

    Here’s a link with the appropriate way to clean your computer screen. I know I use a proprietary cleaner.


  • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Nov 23, 2020

    Hi Barbara, I use my glasses cleaner cloth. If you wear glasses, you can use the little cloth that comes with your glasses to clean the screen.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 23, 2020

    I use a microfiber cloth barely wet with dish soap and water. Wipe gently, I also do the same with the keyboard, make sure the computer is off.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 23, 2020

    If you don't have anything on it but are just cleaning for maintenance, you can use a slightly damp microfiber cloth.

    If there is residue, fingerprints, etc., I use eye glass cleaner and then the microfiber cloth.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Nov 23, 2020

    I always have a box of lens cleaning wipes hanging around the house for my camera and our phones it works great on tv and computer screens as well. Real cheap too, I picked up a huge box for just a few dollars at walmart.

  • William William on Nov 23, 2020

    First and foremost, do not use any chemical products on an LCD screen. Especially do not use a common window cleaner (Windex, etc.) or anything with alcohol or ammonia in it. These are going to mess up the protective layer on your fancy TV screen. Windex was OK on the good old tube TVs, but has to stay away from the delicate screens of LCD, LED and Plasma TVs.

    Do it before turning your TV on, or make sure to have your TV off for around 15 minutes and completely cooled down before you go to clean it in any way. Otherwise, you’re going to run into evaporation issues with your cleaning solution and notice that it is very difficult to keep streaks from forming. Plus, it’s much easier to clean an all-black background rather with than the jerky movements and colors that most programming is comprised of.

    Spraying your LCD screen directly with cleaning solution is not a good plan. The ultimate sin would be to over-use a cleaning solution. Too much liquid usually means streaking. Don’t over-saturate your cleaning cloth either. A few gentle sprays will suffice to make your TV shine like the day you got it out of the box.

    Get a bottle of distilled water (no tap water).

    Pick up a spray bottle.

    Get some microfiber cloth. Stay away from paper towels and any other wood-based papers as they could leave fine scratches on the screen.

    Turn the set off and let your plasma screen (or any screen) fully cool down. Hot Screens and streaking usually go hand-in-hand on LEDs, etc.

    Fill the spray bottle with distilled water. Spray your microfiber cloth (not the screen).

    Gently wipe the screen in a circular motion with the cloth until the screen is clean and dry. There should not be any streaks if you did everything right. Once done with the cleaning, DRY the cleaned area with the drier portion of your cloth.

    If water is dripping down the screen into the electronics, you over saturated. Go section by section on your large display, and re-spray the cloth when you find wiping is too dry (rather than soaking the cloth with water on the outset).

    Repeatedly the process until you are satisfied with your newly clean LCD screen.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Nov 23, 2020

    Hi Barbara, hope this helps you clean your computer screen. A bit of Windex sprayed onto your microfiber cloth will certainly get the job done. But remember, never spray the Windex directly onto your laptop screen itself. If you don't have a microfiber cloth or a sponge fresh out of the package, a soft duster brush will work.Nov 19, 2018

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  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Nov 27, 2020

    I use Young Living's Thieves cleaner on microfiber

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Nov 28, 2020

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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Nov 28, 2020

    I bought Calyptus Natural Plant Based Screen Cleaner at Amazon- it works great on computer screens, phone screens even TV screens - I don't have to clean mine near as often as I did since I started using this product

  • I have only used the cloth that comes with it or one that I have for my glasses. I was advised to never use any liquid on the screen.