How to clean LCD displays

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Kent Smith, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Kent Smith

    Kent Smith Guest

    "Mathew Good" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > This is a Must Read..
    >
    > http://www.dvhardware.net/article15339.html


    Why read it when you could just say:
    use a cleaning solution of 50% distilled water and 50% isopropyl with a
    soft cloth and post the reference?

    I thought it was going to be ground breaking or humourous. :)



    -KENT
    Kent Smith, Nov 29, 2006
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  2. Kent Smith

    Fred Guest

    "Mathew Good" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > This is a Must Read..
    >
    >
    > http://www.dvhardware.net/article15339.html


    I have seen various cleaning products and kits in computer shops for
    cleaning screens. As far as I am concerned they can stay there. The laptop I
    have used daily for over 5 years has been regularly cleaned with Ajax spray
    and wipe, Mr Muscle window cleaner, or any similar products that are lying
    around, and wiped clean with a paper towel. I also run the vacuum cleaner
    over the keyboard occassionally to remove dust and crumbs etc. There are no
    marks on the screen or any signs of damage at all. White vinegar is a good
    cleaning agent also. The minute any new product is launched - someone will
    hit the market with a specialised cleaner. The computer will be functionally
    obsolete because of new technology with 10 years at most. Conventional
    cleaners are unlikely to harm it within that time.
    Fred, Nov 29, 2006
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  3. Kent Smith

    Mathew Good Guest

    Mathew Good, Nov 29, 2006
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  4. Kent Smith

    Fred Dagg Guest

    On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 12:41:04 +1300, "Fred" <>
    exclaimed:

    > The laptop I
    >have used daily for over 5 years has been regularly cleaned with Ajax spray
    >and wipe, Mr Muscle window cleaner, or any similar products that are lying
    >around, and wiped clean with a paper towel


    My god, I hope you're kidding?
    Fred Dagg, Nov 30, 2006
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  5. Kent Smith

    Jo Guest

    "Mathew Good" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > This is a Must Read..
    >
    >
    > http://www.dvhardware.net/article15339.html


    I am a fan of the phillips plasma screen cleaner gel. Expensive at $40 but
    goes a very long way and does an exceptional job.
    Jo, Nov 30, 2006
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  6. Kent Smith

    Fred Guest

    "Fred Dagg" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 12:41:04 +1300, "Fred" <>
    > exclaimed:
    >
    >> The laptop I
    >>have used daily for over 5 years has been regularly cleaned with Ajax
    >>spray
    >>and wipe, Mr Muscle window cleaner, or any similar products that are lying
    >>around, and wiped clean with a paper towel

    >
    > My god, I hope you're kidding?


    No - I'm not kidding. You may prefer to buy some expensive product, but
    ordinary cleaners haven't harmed my machine, which has worked damned hard
    for the last few years.
    Fred, Nov 30, 2006
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  7. Kent Smith

    E. Scrooge Guest

    "Jo" <> wrote in message news:456e27c7$...
    >
    > "Mathew Good" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> This is a Must Read..
    >>
    >>
    >> http://www.dvhardware.net/article15339.html

    >
    > I am a fan of the phillips plasma screen cleaner gel. Expensive at $40 but
    > goes a very long way and does an exceptional job.


    It would need to at that price, or is that for 5litres of the stuff?

    If it has anti static properties even better. It just might be usual on a
    large Samsung Plasma telly.

    E. Scrooge
    E. Scrooge, Nov 30, 2006
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  8. Kent Smith

    whome Guest

    whome, Nov 30, 2006
    #8
  9. In message <>, whome wrote:

    > i enjoy using brasso and a steelo on my lcd and plasma.


    Pah! Kids' stuff. Use a turbo-charged orbital sander. Turns your LCD _into_
    plasma. :)
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Nov 30, 2006
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  10. Kent Smith

    Dave Taylor Guest

    "whome" <> wrote in
    news::

    > i enjoy using brasso and a steelo on my lcd and plasma.


    Some MEK should do well as a follow up 8)

    --
    Ciao, Dave
    Dave Taylor, Nov 30, 2006
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  11. Kent Smith

    Kent Smith Guest

    "Lawrence D'Oliveiro" <_zealand> wrote in message
    news:ekm2ed$bcp$...
    > In message <>, whome wrote:
    >
    >> i enjoy using brasso and a steelo on my lcd and plasma.

    >
    > Pah! Kids' stuff. Use a turbo-charged orbital sander. Turns your LCD
    > _into_
    > plasma. :)


    Orbital sander? luxury. I use an angle grinder on mine. Just make sure the
    grindstone is lint free. :)


    -KENT
    Kent Smith, Nov 30, 2006
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  12. Kent Smith

    k9nick Guest

    Bugger. I just use an old tissue and wipe the screen when Ive cleanded
    me testi, ehrm, specticals. Been known to use a little spit when out
    and about too. seems fine to me. but then, I oughta clean me specs
    more often then could see the screen.


    Mathew Good wrote:
    > This is a Must Read..
    >
    >
    > http://www.dvhardware.net/article15339.html
    k9nick, Nov 30, 2006
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  13. Kent Smith

    Earl Grey Guest

    Kent Smith wrote:
    > "Lawrence D'Oliveiro" <_zealand> wrote in message
    > news:ekm2ed$bcp$...
    >> In message <>, whome wrote:
    >>
    >>> i enjoy using brasso and a steelo on my lcd and plasma.

    >> Pah! Kids' stuff. Use a turbo-charged orbital sander. Turns your LCD
    >> _into_
    >> plasma. :)

    >
    > Orbital sander? luxury. I use an angle grinder on mine. Just make sure the
    > grindstone is lint free. :)
    >
    >
    > -KENT
    >
    >


    After a really nasty sneeze with coffee and digestives I usually have to
    get out the Karcher.
    Earl Grey, Nov 30, 2006
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  14. Kent Smith

    Rob Guest

    k9nick wrote:

    > Mathew Good wrote:
    >> This is a Must Read..
    >>
    >>
    >> http://www.dvhardware.net/article15339.html

    >
    > Bugger. I just use an old tissue and wipe the screen when Ive cleanded
    > me testi, ehrm, specticals. Been known to use a little spit when out
    > and about too. seems fine to me. but then, I oughta clean me specs
    > more often then could see the screen.
    >
    >

    Same here. When the screen gets blurry, I'm never sure if it's the
    screen, my specs, or the drugs (legal, I'm a sicko :-0)

    Not long after getting my lcd, I gave it a gentle wipe with a tissue to
    get the dust off, and ended up with a hole about 1mm x 1.5mm in the
    center of the display. Just big enough and in the right place to be
    annoying. Now I use a specs cleaning cloth to dust it.
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  15. Kent Smith

    Jo Guest

    I bought it for the lcd notebooks and monitors, they collect dust and grime
    quicker than a toddler and this stuff is good. I dont have a plasma or lcd
    tv, I prefer to use the anciant and dying crt until it will go no more, then
    replacing it with a $99 usb tuner. The idea of paying huge amounts of money
    for a tv for a format which hasnt been completely decided upon yet sticks in
    the throat. For the same amount of money as a decent maybe slightly
    futureproofed television, I could buy a top of the range fishing kayak and
    euqipment and basic electronics to go with it such as radio, gps and
    sounder.


    "E. Scrooge" <scrooge@*shot.co.nz (*sling)> wrote in message
    news:1164867040.216000@ftpsrv1...
    >
    > "Jo" <> wrote in message news:456e27c7$...
    >>
    >> "Mathew Good" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> This is a Must Read..
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> http://www.dvhardware.net/article15339.html

    >>
    >> I am a fan of the phillips plasma screen cleaner gel. Expensive at $40
    >> but goes a very long way and does an exceptional job.

    >
    > It would need to at that price, or is that for 5litres of the stuff?
    >
    > If it has anti static properties even better. It just might be usual on a
    > large Samsung Plasma telly.
    >
    > E. Scrooge
    >
    Jo, Dec 1, 2006
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  16. Mathew Good wrote:
    > This is a Must Read..
    > http://www.dvhardware.net/article15339.html


    Stupid bloody article.

    The hazard of whatever cleaner you use seeping past the edge of the bezel and
    into the display or it's electronics is not even mentioned.

    That or excessive pressure or torsion on the panel has been the death of most
    displays I've seen.

    If you are silly enough to use Jif on your display perhaps computers are not
    for you.
    Mark Robinson, Dec 1, 2006
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  17. Kent Smith

    jasen Guest

    On 2006-11-29, Fred <> wrote:
    >
    > "Mathew Good" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> This is a Must Read..
    >>
    >>
    >> http://www.dvhardware.net/article15339.html

    >
    > I have seen various cleaning products and kits in computer shops for
    > cleaning screens. As far as I am concerned they can stay there.


    The stuff works, but so does window cleaner (on glass CRTs anyway, but I
    can't see a little dilute ammonia harming a platic LCD either)

    > The laptop I
    > have used daily for over 5 years has been regularly cleaned with Ajax spray
    > and wipe, Mr Muscle window cleaner, or any similar products that are lying
    > around, and wiped clean with a paper towel. I also run the vacuum cleaner
    > over the keyboard occassionally to remove dust and crumbs etc. There are no
    > marks on the screen or any signs of damage at all. White vinegar is a good
    > cleaning agent also. The minute any new product is launched - someone will
    > hit the market with a specialised cleaner. The computer will be functionally
    > obsolete because of new technology with 10 years at most. Conventional
    > cleaners are unlikely to harm it within that time.


    Polycarbonate plastic (or whatever it is they make lcds out of) is pretty
    much impervious to most (if not all) safe water soluble chemicals.

    Bye.
    Jasen
    jasen, Dec 1, 2006
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