How to Clean Your Computer Monitor (Different Materials Screen)

how to clean monitor screen

Is Dust, fingerprints, some ink, or some stubborn stains on your monitor screen stressing you? Then worry no more, because I got you sorted.

The monitor screen is the most fragile component when it comes to cleaning your PC. I believe that you have cleaned your screen with simple cleaning and paper towel.

Well, what you don't know is that you can easily damage the screen if you aren't careful of the materials that you use to clean it and how you clean it. You can also damage the coating of your screen or cause scratches if you use the wrong materials to clean it.

Here’re basic tips on how to clean your monitor screen without damaging it.

Cleaning supplies to be prepared

laptop screen cleaner kit

  • iKlear
  • Microfiber cloth
  • High-pressure air tank
  • Distilled water and white vinegar
  • Tip: Do not choose cleaners with alcohol or amino groups, which will damage the screen's coating.

Glass screen

There is a glass plate in front of the MAC computer display panel. This type of screen is not like ordinary notebook screens that use high molecular polymers.

Consequently, it would be best if you were more careful when cleaning the glass screen. Otherwise, you may the screen and have to dig deep into your pockets to replace your monitor.

Step 1: Shut down your Mac, disconnect the power code and other connected devices. It’s a high risk to clean your screen when power is on.

disconnect the power code on mac

Step 2: Use high-pressure air to blow off the dust and other solid particles that could scratch the screed when wiping it.

Use high-pressure air to blow

Step 3: Apply or spray a small amount of detergent on a soft fiber cloth. Make sure the cloth isn’t wholly wet.

detergent on a soft fiber cloth

Step 4: Wipe the monitor screen in one direction to avoid leaving marks and shades.

Wipe the monitor screen

Step 5: Allow the screen to dry through natural air-drying. Don't put power on or connect other devices until the screen dries completely.

dry through natural air-drying

How to clean LCD/LED screen

When cleaning LCD screens and LED screens, you shouldn’t subject them to too much pressure when cleaning. You can easily break your monitor screen or leave it with scratches if you don’t clean it gently.

Additionally, applying too much pressure on your LCD/LED screen can result in defective pixels. Too much pressure can also cause permanent physical damage to liquid elements on your monitor screen.

Step 1: Turn off the power and remove other items close to your PC. Make sure that you don’t wet other items around the monitor as you clean the screen.

Turn off the power around the monitor

Step 2: Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe out dust from the screen. Move the cloth in one direction to avoid leaving marks and shades.

dry microfiber cloth to wipe out dust from the screen

Step 3: You can use high-pressure air to remove dust from the screen but make sure you keep a distance. That way, you will not put too much pressure on the screen.

high-pressure air to remove dust

Step 4: Use a mixture of water and white vinegar (50% / 50%) to remove stains that are difficult to remove. Dip a soft cloth in a small amount of the mixture and wipe the screen gently.

soft cloth with mixture and wipe the screen

Make sure you don’t rub the edges of the screen so that water doesn’t enter the inner side of the screen.

rub the edges of the screen

  • Tip: Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol to wipe the LCD screen. The LCD screen has strong water permeability. Please note that even mild wetness can damage your monitor screen ultimately.

Screen maintenance

Screen maintenance

  • Avoid using your monitor in humid places.
  • Don’t expose the screen to direct sunlight.
  • Buy a screen protector; in addition to protecting the screen, it can also reduce blue light to protect your eyesight.
  • Avoid touching the screen directly with your hands.

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