|How To Clean Laptop Screen With Household Products|
Cloth -- Only use a 100%-cotton cloth that is soft and
absorbent, either an old T-shirt, sock, or Turkish towel. Make
sure you’re not using a cotton/polyester blend that contains
stiff filaments which can scratch an LCD’s surface.
Paper towel or facial tissue should never be used because
they contain wood fibers, also hazardous to LCDs, and
definitely are not how to clean a laptop screen.
Also remember to never use a dry cloth on your LCD monitor.
Dust particles moved around with even the softest cloth could
Liquid - The best way to get a really clean laptop screen is to
use isopropyl alcohol, containing 91% pure alcohol, with 9%
de-ionized water, readily available at any drugstore or
supermarket. It’s perfectly safe for use on electronic
equipment and LCD screens because it evaporates quickly
and does not leave a residue. The lesser strength isopropyl
alcohol 70% is used primarily for massage and muscle pain.
A 1:1 solution of distilled water and isopropyl alcohol 91% can
be used to clean a laptop screen that is not heavily dusty or
soiled with greasy fingerprints. Vinegar and distilled water in a
1:1 solution can also be used for light cleaning.
Certain household liquids should never be used on LCDs.
These include ammonia and tap or mineral water, which leave
permanent white spots and streaks. Household window
cleaners should be avoided because they might contain
ammonia, or other harmful chemicals which also can cause
Another caution is to never spray a solution directly onto an
LCD. Always spray the liquid on a cloth, only enough to
moisten it slightly, and then apply to the screen in gentle,