How To Clean an LCD Monitor

Clean Your Computer Screen Safely!

Wiping LCD screen

To clean your LCD, you can use a soft cloth, water and isopropyl alcohol.

  1. Turn off your LCD monitor. Turn off your screen and unplug any power sources connected to it (if possible). This will also make it easier to see dirt, dust, and streaks.
  2. Grab a soft, clean cloth. Look around you house for the softest, smoothest, and cleanest cloth you can find. Look in eyeglass cases, linen closets and/or laundry rooms.
  3. Grab water and/or isopropyl alcohol. If your monitor isn't very dirty, water will do just fine but if it has been a while since you last cleaned it, you can use a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water (about half and half) and put it in an empty spray bottle.
  4. Spray the mixture onto cloth. Make sure you spray the mixture onto your cloth and not directly onto the screen.
  5. Wipe screen gently. Make your first pass over the screen lightly so you can just get the big stuff. Then refold the cloth, spray it, and wipe gently but with enough pressure to get rid of finger prints and other dirt. Make sure you also wipe your screen from left to right, up to down or vice versa.
  6. Turn on screen. Now turn on your screen and you should have a clear, beautiful screen with no marks!


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Very nice article - very helpful for taking care of my precious laptop!

By Marion Cornett