Best way to clean your monitor screen ?

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KVRAF
3667 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:03 pm

What do you do ?

I bought some wipes that were OK, but they were cheap and dried up within 2 weeks of opening them.

(And yes I sealed the lid)

Is there a better way ? I need to clean the screens properly and not scratch them badly.
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KVRist
446 posts since 8 Jul, 2004

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:20 pm

Cheapo glass cleaner with a microfibre cloth seems to work well, although they always label them 'unsuitable for LCDs'. Apparently i didn't cause visible damage yet. Open for better ideas..

KVRian
624 posts since 25 Jan, 2014

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:31 am

I clean it with one wet (water) soft tissu/fabric and then a dry one.

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KVRAF
13207 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:14 am

Generic mild cleaner should suffice...

Glass cleaner is not recommended because the fluid runs off to the bottom and makes the interior wet.
Solution: spray it on the cloth, not on the screen.
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KVRAF
30020 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:19 am

There is special display cleaner you can buy. Just spray it on some lintfree cloth, or the display itself, wipe the display, and then wipe with the same cloth, but use a dry part.
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KVRAF
32950 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:00 am


KVRist
446 posts since 8 Jul, 2004

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:42 am

BertKoor wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:14 am
Glass cleaner is not recommended because the fluid runs off to the bottom and makes the interior wet.
So the composition of glass cleaner is ok anyway if you're careful?

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Once i had to repair the TV of a friend, a CRT TV that took a beer spill at a party. It took me some hours to remove all the grime and beer gunk from the insides.

I got it back up and running, only to witness said friend starting to clean the CRT front with classic glass cleaner while the set was powered. Sure enough the cleaner found its way below the Tube and onto the main PCB and poof - off it went, into the eternal TV hunting grounds.
</Storytime>

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KVRAF
13207 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:02 am

noizetronic wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:42 am
So the composition of glass cleaner is ok anyway if you're careful?
Idunno. Our friend Google gives conflicting information. Be careful with aggressive cleansing stuff, even alcohol could dissolve eg the anti-reflection coating.

I've always used moderate doses of glass cleaner without issues.
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KVRer
8 posts since 21 Oct, 2021

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:49 am

Eizo Screen Cleaner spray plus their screen cleaner cloth is the best I ever had. It's hard to get but it is worth gold to me.

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KVRAF
31167 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:57 am


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