28 Jul 2013

Best Way To Clean Computer Screen

People love to 'touch' computer screens and I hate it the most when people use their own fingers as mouse pointers to attract attention to various spots on the screen. Now, the trouble with the most obvious way of cleaning the computer screen is that it leaves the marks on the screen.

I've recently tried cleaning my computer screen with the special cloth that I got with my new Crysal glasses 😁 ; and the results were better. So those who love experimenting, tell us what solutions / sprays / cleaning techniques you've used to get the best possible results?
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
6 years ago
I think most of the engineers are lazy and don't bother cleaning up their screens until they find that it is entirely clogged up with dust. Same goes for keyboards. And the lack of replies here justifies that. 😛 Correct me is I am wrong.

I use colin (spray) and a soft cloth. Just spray it across the screen and rub the whole surface once or twice. For keyboards, I use an old brush to clean the dust that settles inside the keys and then use colin over it too. 😀
6 years ago
Colin is good for keyboards, mouse and other computer peripherals. But I won't really use it on the screen. Leaves marks! Has anyone tried deo-spray on the screen? It should clean the screen more effectively than the colin spray which is your regular soap-water.
ISHAN TOPRE

ISHAN TOPRE

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
Here is what we should do-

1. Spray some colin on screen.
2. Clean it with newspaper.- I know there will be some bits of paper clinging to the screen.
3. Clean those with soft cloth.

P.S: I invented this method while I was experimenting with cleaning mirror. It is the best solution. However, the results might not be as excellent on a laptop as on a desktop. Try it 👍
6 years ago
Have tried it on my old laptop and can guarantee that it doesn't work. There are few screen cleaning products available in the market that give excellent results. Not sure what the liquid spray they provide is made up of; anyone knows?
Anoop Kumar

Anoop Kumar

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
Deo-spray on soft tissue paper and clean the screen and colin on keyboard with soft cloth Its work best for me.
optimystix

optimystix

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
I do not trust the liquid provided by the laptop cleaners available in the market. I agree every inch of what Ankita mentioned; have never cleaned it unless it was absolutely necessary to do so. My spectacles too suffer the same fate 😛 .

I once read at Benq's support page that using liquid cleaning agents tend to create air bubbles inside the LCD screen and they void the warranty and so I stopped spraying any liquid on screen, be it water or Colin. Check out this link and scroll to the middle of the page https://www.benq.co.in/page/?pageid=7#

NEVER spray any liquid on screen and then proceed by wiping it up. The best way to clean is to use a good lint free cloth and good old water. Just sprinkle some water to get the cloth moist enough (and not wet!) and wipe off the screen.

For keyboards, if its a desktop keyboard then feel free to abuse it as you wish, else for the notebooks, follow the same procedure as mentioned above.
durga ch

durga ch

Communications
6 years ago
i clean the screen with 'officeworks' cleaning agent. I generally remove the keys out of keyboard and wipe the keyboard with dry cloth. I am too paranoid to use liquid agents on keyboard.
6 years ago
optimystix : Not convinced. How'd spraying Colin on screen make bubbles appear inside the screen?
6 years ago
My keyboard is kept inside a thin poly wrap bag. I just throw this nd put a new one when needed. The face wipes (IsoPropyl alcohol/water given by airlines tkaes care of the monitor.
Gurjap

Gurjap

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
I use rubbing alcohol on the glossies I own, but matte screens are sure a pain. The dust accumulates in annoying swirling patterns, and on white backgrounds it provides ample data on fluid flow during the screen cleaning process. I still have no cure for this one, but a microfiber cloth with rubbing alcohol seemed to leave finer, almost non-discernible patterns.

So I suggest that you enjoy the modern artwork and leave the screen alone as long as termites don't start roosting in the dirt.
optimystix

optimystix

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
The_Big_K
It is not that spraying liquid on screen causes problem. Just that in cased the liquid flows down into the edges, it may create problem as the BenQ support page for lcd monitors says. See below.
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I cant say for sure if this really happens or not. Can't take that risk. A 14" laptop screen alone costs INR 4500 and if the inverter too has gone kaput then expect double the price. For my 22" desktop at home, I cant risk it again because it will again cost me a lot to replace the unit.
"Prevention is better than cure" for me 😀

I tried using deodorant as you mentioned but it didn't work too good for my matte screen. My other CRT looked better though.

Try using a soft lint free cloth such as muslin for best results. Water or Colin doesn't matter.
6 years ago
Haven't experienced this but I think we'd just not use spray on the screens.
Vivien.hugo

Vivien.hugo

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
Well, there is another way: cover a transparent film over the screen. Then you can change for another one if it's too dirty or damaged. A lazy way!😉
optimystix

optimystix

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
Vivien.hugo I used that when I had a new laptop 5 years ago. Then a senior in my college suggested me to remove the transparent screen guard and I did see what he meant. Using sheets just spoil the visual experience that the naked lcd screens otherwise provide.

I find people keeping their stuffs wrapped up in plastic and I find it funny. Everything in this world goes through wear and tear, it is okay to keep them safe from scratches and all but what is the point if u cannot enjoy the beauty. My uncle uses an iPhone 4 all covered up in all sorts of wraps he could think of just cos the phone is costly and he wants to keep it safe. To me, it just "looks" like any other phone bandaged around with those guards and covers. The beauty of iPhone is its killing looks, if you keep that aspect hidden, half the worth is already lost! It is like I tell everyone I see doing it (baring my uncle of course 😛 ), that it is like owning a beautiful wife but keeping her veiled 24 hours and being a fool yourself 😛 😉
Vivien.hugo

Vivien.hugo

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
optimystix
Vivien.hugo I used that when I had a new laptop 5 years ago. Then a senior in my college suggested me to remove the transparent screen guard and I did see what he meant. Using sheets just spoil the visual experience that the naked lcd screens otherwise provide.

I find people keeping their stuffs wrapped up in plastic and I find it funny. Everything in this world goes through wear and tear, it is okay to keep them safe from scratches and all but what is the point if u cannot enjoy the beauty. My uncle uses an iPhone 4 all covered up in all sorts of wraps he could think of just cos the phone is costly and he wants to keep it safe. To me, it just "looks" like any other phone bandaged around with those guards and covers. The beauty of iPhone is its killing looks, if you keep that aspect hidden, half the worth is already lost! It is like I tell everyone I see doing it (baring my uncle of course 😛 ), that it is like owning a beautiful wife but keeping her veiled 24 hours and being a fool yourself 😛 😉
Hi, you are right! I also like to wrap my new phone with transparent film, but will remove it after several month later. I do this because its new, but after a few month is not. I know this habit is not good, but I like to do in this way.😀
6 years ago
I tried a few things and found out what works the best. And it is your good ol' water! Yeah!

I wanted to clean my Mac screen and I tried a number of things. But everything would leave marks on the screen one or the other way. Finally, I used a wet lint-free cloth (asked for one from Crysal at the eyeglasses store) and cleaned the screen with it, then with the a dry lint-free cloth wiped off the screen. Trust me, it's as good as the original now!

Get a lint-free cloth from eye glasses shop near you and clean your precious computer screen with it. It just works!
[Prototype]

[Prototype]

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
AbraKaDabra
I think most of the engineers are lazy and don't bother cleaning up their screens until they find that it is entirely clogged up with dust. Same goes for keyboards. And the lack of replies here justifies that. 😛 Correct me is I am wrong.

I use colin (spray) and a soft cloth. Just spray it across the screen and rub the whole surface once or twice. For keyboards, I use an old brush to clean the dust that settles inside the keys and then use colin over it too. 😀
LOL! This is very true. My friends clean my monitor more than I do. 😘
Generally a quick wipe of dry cotton cloth does my work.
himalayan

himalayan

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
Cleaning the dust from computer screen or from keyboard is my daily routine and I use a wet soft cloth to look clean as new.
Saandeep Sreerambatla

Saandeep Sreerambatla

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
I used H2O2 and cotton the doctors way of cleaning the would, and it worked well. I just did it twice I dont know much about how it reacts though!
5 years ago
"Did you know that every 30 days it is necessary to clean the computer screen from the inside? Many people ignore this fact and do not know how. Manufacturers take advantage of this ignorance to increase their sales"- My office colleague shared this utility to clean the screen from the inside. To check how to, just click this link:

https://www.lingdao.fr/outils/nettoyeurecran/cleanscreen.swf 😁
Shailaja Tiwari

Shailaja Tiwari

Branch Unspecified
5 years ago
I clean my computer screen with colin spray and tissue paper and clean keyboard using either a soft -brissled toothbrush or godrej's dye brush😀rofl: unused one )😀

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