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>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 22:54:05 -0000

>Taken from:
>Can I use any type of cleaning solution on my LCD screen?
>No, using alcohol or ammonia - based cleaners repeatedly may cause permanent
>damage to the LCD. Over time using these types of cleaners could cause the
>surface of the screen to yellow. It can also make the screen brittle and
>eventually cause cracking on the screen surface.
>NOTICE: The following cleaners are unacceptable:
>. Acetone
>. Ethyl alcohol
>. Ethyl acid
>. Ammonia
>. Methyl chloride
>What types of cleaners are acceptable?
>. Water
>. Vinegar (mixed with water)
>. Isopropyl Alcohol
>. Petroleum Benzene
>What are some of the basic supplies needed to clean an LCD screen?
>. A soft cotton cloth. When cleaning the LCD screen it is important to use a
>soft cotton cloth, rather than an old rag. Some materials, such as paper
>towels, could cause scratches and damage the LCD screen.
>. Solution of water and isopropyl alcohol. This solution can be used along
>with the soft cotton cloth.
>. Computer wipes. Only use these if they specifically state on the package
>they are designed for LCD laptop screens. Computer wipes can come in handy
>for fast clean-ups or when you want to avoid mixing up a cleaning solution
>How do I clean the LCD surface properly?
>. Do not spray any liquids on the LCD screen directly, and do not use paper
>towels, this can cause the LCD screen to become scratched.
>. Always apply the solution to your cloth first, not directly to the parts
>you are cleaning. You want to avoid dripping the solution directly into your
>computer or laptop.
>. Stroke the cloth across the display in one direction, moving from the top
>of the display to the bottom.

I'll add hydrogen peroxide, since it works on biologics, finger oils, ear wax
and blood. A 2:1 mix of hydrogen peroxide and Isopropyl Alcohol, works fine on
monitors, eyeglasses, keyboards, and does not damage the plastic. Apply with a
dampened cotton cloth (cut from old tee shirt), or cotton ball or cotton swap
(Q-tip) as appropriate. A few drops on a cotton swap and you can clean your
ears. A few drops on a minor cut (paper cuts, etc.) and you reduce scars. Apply
to cuticles before a manicure/pedicure and prevent infections.

My two cents.

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We have flat panel touch screens from Elo. How do they differ from others in
terms of being able to touch them and poke them, etc?

"Jerry G." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> You should only use a very soft tissue such as Kleenex. Moisten it with a
> bit of water, and very gently clean the screen.
> Never clean the screen with strong cleaners including alcohol, or Windex.
> Use water only. If the screen ever becomes greasy, use a bit of
> dish-washing soap diluted in water. Then clean the solution off with a
> dampened Kleenex.
> Never press or rub your fingers on the screen. This can leave permanent
> damage on the screen. Rubbing the screen with the fingers will cause

> to the surface of the outer filter screen. Pressing on the screen, which
> some users will do to point to things, can do pixel damage that will not
> reset itself.
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> "Anthony" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:bpgr5d$b2d$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Yesterday I bought a brand new Sharp LCD monitor. Today, I accidentally
> sneezed and now there is a big smudge on the monitor where I wiped it off
> (sorry for sounding disgusting, but there is a big smudge)
> I need to know how to get rid of this smudge, it is rather annoying as it
> was brand new yesterday.

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