Regular cleaning of your monitor will make working with it more comfortable and enjoyable. Cleaning products are sold in many stores, but you can make a similar product at home without any problems. Read this guide to learn how to clean your monitor.
Method 1 of 3: Cleaning your monitor
Step 1. Turn off your monitor
This not only reduces the risk of electric shock, but also gives you a better view of dust and dirt.
Step 2. Wipe off the dust with a damp cloth
Make slow forward movements. Do not put pressure on the screen. Use a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. It is better to use a larger cloth - this way you will not leave stripes on the screen with your fingers.
- The following non-abrasive fabrics are recommended:
- Cotton T-shirt
- Cotton scarf
- Cotton towel
- Avoid the following abrasive fabrics:
- Paper towels
- Kitchen towel
- Cosmetic wipes
Step 3. Add the cleaner to the fabric
Do not spray cleaner directly onto the monitor. Drops can cause permanent damage. Spray it onto the fabric instead. Use a small amount of cleaning agent, as excess moisture can further adversely affect the performance of the screen.
Read the tips below for making or buying a cleaning product
Step 4. Wipe off dirt with a cloth
Make circular motions and avoid direct pressure on the screen. Do not pick off stains - let the cleaning agent dissolve them.
- You may need to repeat the step several times for particularly contaminated areas.
- After finishing cleaning, wipe off any remaining moisture.
Step 5. Wait for the monitor to dry
Make sure the monitor is completely dry before turning it on. This minimizes the risk of moisture entering the internal components of the monitor.
Do not use dryers or other heating mechanisms to speed up the process. Let the moisture evaporate naturally
Method 2 of 3: Create a cleaning product
Step 1. Choose the right water
Do not use tap water to create a cleaning agent. This water often contains minerals that can harm your monitor. Use distilled water instead. You can find it in most supermarkets.
Step 2. Add cleaning agent
Two of the most popular home remedies are isopropyl alcohol and white vinegar. You can choose either - both products are equally effective in removing dirt. However, avoid mixing the two; better stop at one.
- Do not use cleaners containing ammonia (such as window cleaner) as they may discolor your monitor.
- If you choose isopropyl alcohol, use 50/50 with distilled water, but no more. If you choose vinegar, you can start with a 50/50 ratio and add the vinegar later if the product is not strong enough.
- You can also use vodka instead of isopropyl alcohol.
Method 3 of 3: Buying a cleaning product
Step 1. Read reviews
Most cleaning products use proprietary blends, which manufacturers say are the best. Read reviews from people who have used them before making a purchase.
Some products are more for polishing than cleaning, so be aware of this before buying
Step 2. Buy a screen cleaning kit
If you don't have a suitable cloth, buy a special cleaning kit. Typically, a microfiber cloth is included for cleaning LCD monitors.
Step 3. Buy cleaning wipes
If you don't want to wash your fabric after every cleaning, you can buy disposable cleaning wipes made specifically for monitors.