Best Cleaner for LCD

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What is the best cleaner for an LCD screen? I have run into the same problem
now twice. First, on my Planar desktop LCD, i used a little 90% alcohol on
a soft cloth and wiped gently. The result was these blotchy streaks that I
have not yet been able to get out. It appears to be some kind of oil or
grit--a blotch of film in the center of the screen would be the best way to
describe it.

I recently tried cleaning my laptop screen with pretty much the same
results. It is only noticable when the screens are off and the light hits it
a certain way, but there IS something on it. I don't see how it could be a
chemical reaction considering every major manufactor of LCD's says to use
alcohol. Water seems to leave traces as well. Is there something out there
that I should try? Assuming I haven't damaged my screens, any suggestions as
to what to do next? I mean, I should be able to clean these screens without
leaving a film.

Thanks,
Chalky
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    My LCD monitor says to ONLY use a damp (not wet) cotton cloth. Works
    fine.

    Jerry

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 16:49:09 GMT, "Gamer"
    <loudasheck@NOSPAMcomcast.net> wrote:

    >What is the best cleaner for an LCD screen? I have run into the same problem
    >now twice. First, on my Planar desktop LCD, i used a little 90% alcohol on
    >a soft cloth and wiped gently. The result was these blotchy streaks that I
    >have not yet been able to get out. It appears to be some kind of oil or
    >grit--a blotch of film in the center of the screen would be the best way to
    >describe it.
    >
    >I recently tried cleaning my laptop screen with pretty much the same
    >results. It is only noticable when the screens are off and the light hits it
    >a certain way, but there IS something on it. I don't see how it could be a
    >chemical reaction considering every major manufactor of LCD's says to use
    >alcohol. Water seems to leave traces as well. Is there something out there
    >that I should try? Assuming I haven't damaged my screens, any suggestions as
    >to what to do next? I mean, I should be able to clean these screens without
    >leaving a film.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Chalky
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Reverse Osmosis h20 on a damp rag does it here!
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    I have always just used a cotton cloth with water. 90% is pretty
    caustic, I would not consider using anything over 50%.
    camera lens cleaners and eye glass cleaners for plastic lenses are
    usually a 50/50 solution. There are many commercial cleaners out there
    nice'n clean, Klear Screen are a couple.


    "Gamer" <loudasheck@NOSPAMcomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:9_Ric.19980$YP5.1442169@attbi_s02...
    > What is the best cleaner for an LCD screen? I have run into the same
    problem
    > now twice. First, on my Planar desktop LCD, i used a little 90%
    alcohol on
    > a soft cloth and wiped gently. The result was these blotchy streaks
    that I
    > have not yet been able to get out. It appears to be some kind of oil
    or
    > grit--a blotch of film in the center of the screen would be the best
    way to
    > describe it.
    >
    > I recently tried cleaning my laptop screen with pretty much the same
    > results. It is only noticable when the screens are off and the light
    hits it
    > a certain way, but there IS something on it. I don't see how it
    could be a
    > chemical reaction considering every major manufactor of LCD's says
    to use
    > alcohol. Water seems to leave traces as well. Is there something out
    there
    > that I should try? Assuming I haven't damaged my screens, any
    suggestions as
    > to what to do next? I mean, I should be able to clean these screens
    without
    > leaving a film.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chalky
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 17:10:28 GMT, "JAD" <jdemma25@eartink.net> wrote:

    >There are many commercial cleaners out there
    >nice'n clean, Klear Screen are a couple.

    Yea, but those are for glass screens. LCD screens are some sort of
    plastic material. I use just plain water on mine as I had the same
    streaking issue using an isopropryl solution.
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    There are dedicated LCD screen cleaners out there. If you speak with a shop
    dealing in laptops they should be very familiar with such products. I use a
    product called Lindy Clean LCD Screen with a paper towel and it works
    perfectly for my needs. It depends where you live as to what products will
    be available but using a search engine should bring some results.

    Paul
    "Gamer" <loudasheck@NOSPAMcomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:9_Ric.19980$YP5.1442169@attbi_s02...
    > What is the best cleaner for an LCD screen? I have run into the same
    problem
    > now twice. First, on my Planar desktop LCD, i used a little 90% alcohol
    on
    > a soft cloth and wiped gently. The result was these blotchy streaks that
    I
    > have not yet been able to get out. It appears to be some kind of oil or
    > grit--a blotch of film in the center of the screen would be the best way
    to
    > describe it.
    >
    > I recently tried cleaning my laptop screen with pretty much the same
    > results. It is only noticable when the screens are off and the light hits
    it
    > a certain way, but there IS something on it. I don't see how it could be a
    > chemical reaction considering every major manufactor of LCD's says to use
    > alcohol. Water seems to leave traces as well. Is there something out there
    > that I should try? Assuming I haven't damaged my screens, any suggestions
    as
    > to what to do next? I mean, I should be able to clean these screens
    without
    > leaving a film.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chalky
  6. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    klear screen claims either / or
    nice 'n clean has no reference to LCD/TFT but the solution is almost
    identical. I agree damp cloth and soft rag is the safest. with some
    common sense as to what 'damp' is.....

    "Slug" <no@email.here> wrote in message
    news:up2o80hskceldffhc1njg5nk2vg9njc04j@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 17:10:28 GMT, "JAD" <jdemma25@eartink.net>
    wrote:
    >
    > >There are many commercial cleaners out there
    > >nice'n clean, Klear Screen are a couple.
    >
    > Yea, but those are for glass screens. LCD screens are some sort of
    > plastic material. I use just plain water on mine as I had the same
    > streaking issue using an isopropryl solution.
  7. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    You could use some "spit and rub" method to remove those "film" effects. :)

    No really, 90% alcohol is dangerous. My Fujitsu-Siemens laptop recommends
    using non-soap cleaners. I get best result from a cheap antistatic/anti
    reflection cleaner in a spray, and using a clean cotton cloth.
    Anyway, damping the cloth with hot water is also good idea. Only slightly
    wet cloth, not dripping.


    "Gamer" <loudasheck@NOSPAMcomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:9_Ric.19980$YP5.1442169@attbi_s02...
    > What is the best cleaner for an LCD screen? I have run into the same
    problem
    > now twice. First, on my Planar desktop LCD, i used a little 90% alcohol
    on
    > a soft cloth and wiped gently. The result was these blotchy streaks that
    I
    > have not yet been able to get out. It appears to be some kind of oil or
    > grit--a blotch of film in the center of the screen would be the best way
    to
    > describe it.
    >
    > I recently tried cleaning my laptop screen with pretty much the same
    > results. It is only noticable when the screens are off and the light hits
    it
    > a certain way, but there IS something on it. I don't see how it could be a
    > chemical reaction considering every major manufactor of LCD's says to use
    > alcohol. Water seems to leave traces as well. Is there something out there
    > that I should try? Assuming I haven't damaged my screens, any suggestions
    as
    > to what to do next? I mean, I should be able to clean these screens
    without
    > leaving a film.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chalky
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    In article <Xo8jc.80829$BD3.9641839@juliett.dax.net>, "Asestar" <a s e s
    t a r @ s t a r t . n o> says...
    > You could use some "spit and rub" method to remove those "film" effects. :)
    >
    > No really, 90% alcohol is dangerous. My Fujitsu-Siemens laptop recommends
    > using non-soap cleaners. I get best result from a cheap antistatic/anti
    > reflection cleaner in a spray, and using a clean cotton cloth.
    > Anyway, damping the cloth with hot water is also good idea. Only slightly
    > wet cloth, not dripping.
    >
    >
    > "Gamer" <loudasheck@NOSPAMcomcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:9_Ric.19980$YP5.1442169@attbi_s02...
    > > What is the best cleaner for an LCD screen? I have run into the same
    > problem
    > > now twice. First, on my Planar desktop LCD, i used a little 90% alcohol
    > on
    > > a soft cloth and wiped gently. The result was these blotchy streaks that
    > I
    > > have not yet been able to get out. It appears to be some kind of oil or
    > > grit--a blotch of film in the center of the screen would be the best way
    > to
    > > describe it.
    > >
    > > I recently tried cleaning my laptop screen with pretty much the same
    > > results. It is only noticable when the screens are off and the light hits
    > it
    > > a certain way, but there IS something on it. I don't see how it could be a
    > > chemical reaction considering every major manufactor of LCD's says to use
    > > alcohol. Water seems to leave traces as well. Is there something out there
    > > that I should try? Assuming I haven't damaged my screens, any suggestions
    > as
    > > to what to do next? I mean, I should be able to clean these screens
    > without
    > > leaving a film.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Chalky
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    >
    Best cleaner I ever found for any display (CRT or LCD) is distilled
    water, applied (sparingly) directly to the screen with one of those
    little misting sprayer bottles you get to cool you off in the Summer.
    Then use one of those Fellowes "PerfectClean" cloths to wipe it off. You
    can get distilled water for less than USD $1, a sprayer bottle for not
    much more and the Fellowes cloth for about USD $5.
    --
    Cheers,
    BC
  9. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Actually, I just tried plain water and a rag and I rubbed a little bit
    harder than before and it worked like a charm! No worries!

    Thanks all,

    Chalky
  10. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 16:49:09 GMT, "Gamer"
    <loudasheck@NOSPAMcomcast.net> wrote:

    ||What is the best cleaner for an LCD screen? I have run into the same problem
    ||now twice. First, on my Planar desktop LCD, i used a little 90% alcohol on
    ||a soft cloth and wiped gently. The result was these blotchy streaks that I
    ||have not yet been able to get out. It appears to be some kind of oil or
    ||grit--a blotch of film in the center of the screen would be the best way to
    ||describe it.
    ||

    OMG you just burned off the special layer of protection with that
    alcohol! Bummer...

    ||I recently tried cleaning my laptop screen with pretty much the same
    ||results. It is only noticable when the screens are off and the light hits it
    ||a certain way, but there IS something on it. I don't see how it could be a
    ||chemical reaction considering every major manufactor of LCD's says to use
    ||alcohol. Water seems to leave traces as well. Is there something out there
    ||that I should try? Assuming I haven't damaged my screens, any suggestions as
    ||to what to do next? I mean, I should be able to clean these screens without
    ||leaving a film.
    ||
    ||Thanks,
    ||Chalky
    ||


    When you rebuy your ruined LCD monitors use this next time:

    Montior Lizard- at www.super-seal.com

    It looks expensive but it isn't concidering how big a bottle of the
    stuff is. I find that one 'coat' will last weeks on end without having
    to reaply so one bottle will last years. I found this stuff due to Leo
    Laport from TechTV raving about it. He mentioned that many spray
    cleaners "CLAIM" to be safe but its very very rare that they are. This
    stuff is top notch.

    Pluvious
  11. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 21:03:27 +0100, "Paul Murphy"
    <p_murphynothanks@tospamhotmail.com> wrote:

    ||There are dedicated LCD screen cleaners out there. If you speak with a shop
    ||dealing in laptops they should be very familiar with such products. I use a
    ||product called Lindy Clean LCD Screen with a PAPER TOWEL(!?!) and it works
    ||perfectly for my needs. It depends where you live as to what products will
    ||be available but using a search engine should bring some results.
    ||
    ||Paul

    I don't recommend using a paper towel. You might as well use
    sandpaper. Eyeclass lens cloths are a good choice as is 100% cotton.

    Paper towels and tissue paper are made from wood....

    Pluvious


    ||"Gamer" <loudasheck@NOSPAMcomcast.net> wrote in message
    ||news:9_Ric.19980$YP5.1442169@attbi_s02...
    ||> What is the best cleaner for an LCD screen? I have run into the same
    ||problem
    ||> now twice. First, on my Planar desktop LCD, i used a little 90% alcohol
    ||on
    ||> a soft cloth and wiped gently. The result was these blotchy streaks that
    ||I
    ||> have not yet been able to get out. It appears to be some kind of oil or
    ||> grit--a blotch of film in the center of the screen would be the best way
    ||to
    ||> describe it.
    ||>
    ||> I recently tried cleaning my laptop screen with pretty much the same
    ||> results. It is only noticable when the screens are off and the light hits
    ||it
    ||> a certain way, but there IS something on it. I don't see how it could be a
    ||> chemical reaction considering every major manufactor of LCD's says to use
    ||> alcohol. Water seems to leave traces as well. Is there something out there
    ||> that I should try? Assuming I haven't damaged my screens, any suggestions
    ||as
    ||> to what to do next? I mean, I should be able to clean these screens
    ||without
    ||> leaving a film.
    ||>
    ||> Thanks,
    ||> Chalky
    ||
  12. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    > OMG you just burned off the special layer of protection with that
    > alcohol! Bummer...

    There is NO protection layer on LCD that can be "BURNED" by an Alcohol. Have
    you ever studied some chemistry? Stop terrifying the OP. Alcohols are
    non-corrosive. They do not react with pretty much any polymer. There is a
    difference between alcohol and acid.


    > When you rebuy your ruined LCD monitors use this next time:
    > Montior Lizard- at www.super-seal.com

    Yeah, you can burn money on that + shipping, or just open a tap and get some
    free hot-water-on-cotton to do the same thing.. Your choice.

    > It looks expensive but it isn't concidering how big a bottle of the
    > stuff is. I find that one 'coat' will last weeks on end without having
    > to reaply so one bottle will last years. I found this stuff due to Leo
    > Laport from TechTV raving about it. He mentioned that many spray
    > cleaners "CLAIM" to be safe but its very very rare that they are. This
    > stuff is top notch.

    Do you buy everything they sell on tv?? Hahaaa.. no wonder they keep on
    selling stuff on tv, thanks to people like you.
    How can a company spend so much money on tv-ads to sell their stuff, if the
    product itself is not VERY profitable (cheap to make) for them?
  13. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Well I don't know about the paper towels where you live but they're nothing
    like sandpaper where I am - why are you exagerating, do you want to scare
    people? Sure they're made out of wood but it has been treated extensively
    since its raw state and the fibres have been softened, its not like your
    grabbing a branch and rubbing it against the screen. There's no scratches in
    my screen (not even if you look REALLY closely) and it's been cleaned a fair
    few times over the years I've had it. I'm very fussy with my hardware and if
    I'd picked up the slightest hint of a problem I would have stopped using
    this combination. If it was a camera lense or mirrored sunglasses then I'd
    agree with you (I own specialised cleaning materials for each of these) but
    its overkill to be concerned on just a regular TFT monitor - and it
    definitely doesn't warrant changing my post and then using it in a quote!

    Paul

    "Pluvious" <Pluvious@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:rvvq80ha7kkjnak63afgnstbdj32ia9t5v@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 21:03:27 +0100, "Paul Murphy"
    > <p_murphynothanks@tospamhotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > ||There are dedicated LCD screen cleaners out there. If you speak with a
    shop
    > ||dealing in laptops they should be very familiar with such products. I
    use a
    > ||product called Lindy Clean LCD Screen with a PAPER TOWEL(!?!) and it
    works
    > ||perfectly for my needs. It depends where you live as to what products
    will
    > ||be available but using a search engine should bring some results.
    > ||
    > ||Paul
    >
    > I don't recommend using a paper towel. You might as well use
    > sandpaper. Eyeclass lens cloths are a good choice as is 100% cotton.
    >
    > Paper towels and tissue paper are made from wood....
    >
    > Pluvious
    >
    <snip>
  14. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    "Paul Murphy" <p_murphynothanks@tospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Q_hjc.35343$h44.5194077@stones.force9.net...
    > Well I don't know about the paper towels where you live but they're
    nothing
    > like sandpaper where I am - why are you exagerating, do you want to scare
    > people? Sure they're made out of wood but it has been treated extensively
    > since its raw state and the fibres have been softened, its not like your
    > grabbing a branch and rubbing it against the screen. There's no scratches
    in
    > my screen (not even if you look REALLY closely) and it's been cleaned a
    fair
    > few times over the years I've had it. I'm very fussy with my hardware and
    if
    > I'd picked up the slightest hint of a problem I would have stopped using
    > this combination. If it was a camera lense or mirrored sunglasses then I'd
    > agree with you (I own specialised cleaning materials for each of these)
    but
    > its overkill to be concerned on just a regular TFT monitor - and it
    > definitely doesn't warrant changing my post and then using it in a quote!
    >
    > Paul

    I know what you are talking about. I use similar solution to clean LCD.
    These are not actually paper towels, more like thin fabric towels. It is not
    easy to tear them, like common tissue pappers. They behave more like
    wet-facial wipes.
  15. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 22:31:11 GMT, "Asestar" <a s e s t a r @ s t a r t
    .. n o> wrote:

    ||> OMG you just burned off the special layer of protection with that
    ||> alcohol! Bummer...
    ||
    ||There is NO protection layer on LCD that can be "BURNED" by an Alcohol. Have
    ||you ever studied some chemistry? Stop terrifying the OP. Alcohols are
    ||non-corrosive. They do not react with pretty much any polymer. There is a
    ||difference between alcohol and acid.
    ||
    ||
    ||> When you rebuy your ruined LCD monitors use this next time:
    ||> Montior Lizard- at www.super-seal.com
    ||
    ||Yeah, you can burn money on that + shipping, or just open a tap and get some
    ||free hot-water-on-cotton to do the same thing.. Your choice.
    ||
    ||> It looks expensive but it isn't concidering how big a bottle of the
    ||> stuff is. I find that one 'coat' will last weeks on end without having
    ||> to reaply so one bottle will last years. I found this stuff due to Leo
    ||> Laport from TechTV raving about it. He mentioned that many spray
    ||> cleaners "CLAIM" to be safe but its very very rare that they are. This
    ||> stuff is top notch.
    ||
    ||Do you buy everything they sell on tv?? Hahaaa.. no wonder they keep on
    ||selling stuff on tv, thanks to people like you.
    ||How can a company spend so much money on tv-ads to sell their stuff, if the
    ||product itself is not VERY profitable (cheap to make) for them?
    ||


    Gamer wanted to know the best cleaner for LCD (subject) I gave him a
    very good lead on a product that matches that request and then some.
    Maybe instead of ranting about something you know nothing of and
    actually contribute to the thread in a helpful way.. until then STFU.
    You had no right to slam me like that.

    Pluvious
  16. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    don't sweat it....they just don't know what an alarmist/extremist you
    are, and that's not your fault either as 80% of the world lives on the
    FAR right or the FAR left nowadays. I guess the middle is much to
    boring for most, you get no severe reactions to your statements that
    way.


    "Pluvious" <Pluvious@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:o98t80huamsfq0pe28t2apikarood3hutv@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 22:31:11 GMT, "Asestar" <a s e s t a r @ s t a r
    t
    > . n o> wrote:
    >
    > ||> OMG you just burned off the special layer of protection with
    that
    > ||> alcohol! Bummer...
    > ||
    > ||There is NO protection layer on LCD that can be "BURNED" by an
    Alcohol. Have
    > ||you ever studied some chemistry? Stop terrifying the OP. Alcohols
    are
    > ||non-corrosive. They do not react with pretty much any polymer.
    There is a
    > ||difference between alcohol and acid.
    > ||
    > ||
    > ||> When you rebuy your ruined LCD monitors use this next time:
    > ||> Montior Lizard- at www.super-seal.com
    > ||
    > ||Yeah, you can burn money on that + shipping, or just open a tap
    and get some
    > ||free hot-water-on-cotton to do the same thing.. Your choice.
    > ||
    > ||> It looks expensive but it isn't concidering how big a bottle of
    the
    > ||> stuff is. I find that one 'coat' will last weeks on end without
    having
    > ||> to reaply so one bottle will last years. I found this stuff due
    to Leo
    > ||> Laport from TechTV raving about it. He mentioned that many spray
    > ||> cleaners "CLAIM" to be safe but its very very rare that they
    are. This
    > ||> stuff is top notch.
    > ||
    > ||Do you buy everything they sell on tv?? Hahaaa.. no wonder they
    keep on
    > ||selling stuff on tv, thanks to people like you.
    > ||How can a company spend so much money on tv-ads to sell their
    stuff, if the
    > ||product itself is not VERY profitable (cheap to make) for them?
    > ||
    >
    >
    > Gamer wanted to know the best cleaner for LCD (subject) I gave him a
    > very good lead on a product that matches that request and then some.
    > Maybe instead of ranting about something you know nothing of and
    > actually contribute to the thread in a helpful way.. until then
    STFU.
    > You had no right to slam me like that.
    >
    > Pluvious
    >
    >
  17. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    > Gamer wanted to know the best cleaner for LCD (subject) I gave him a
    > very good lead on a product that matches that request and then some.
    > Maybe instead of ranting about something you know nothing of and
    > actually contribute to the thread in a helpful way.. until then STFU.
    > You had no right to slam me like that.
    >
    > Pluvious

    Hey hey.. don't get so angry. It just seemed that one preticular post was
    very mis-informing. Like burning off protection layer, buying a new lcd and
    so on.
    And yes, I did actually contribute to the thread in a helpful way, by
    telling everyone that no cleaner product / alcohol can damage the LCD's.
  18. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 21:03:27 +0100, "Paul Murphy"
    <p_murphynothanks@tospamhotmail.com> wrote:

    >There are dedicated LCD screen cleaners out there. If you speak with a shop
    >dealing in laptops they should be very familiar with such products. I use a
    >product called Lindy Clean LCD Screen with a paper towel and it works
    >perfectly for my needs. It depends where you live as to what products will
    >be available but using a search engine should bring some results.
    >

    Gotta love theres no page or manual about LCD or noteboook screen
    matainece.... some may have it... but I don't see.

    Compare to a typical VCR manual - they have a DOs and DOn't and a part
    on cleanings.


    --
    Remember when real men used Real computers!?
    When 512K of video RAM was a lot!

    Death to Palladium & WPA!!
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    https://www.lindy.com/uk/productfolder/04/40415/index.php is the product
    website and THEY recommend tissues (made from wood) as well (allbeit their
    own ones)

    Paul

    "Paul Murphy" <p_murphynothanks@tospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Q_hjc.35343$h44.5194077@stones.force9.net...
    > Well I don't know about the paper towels where you live but they're
    nothing
    > like sandpaper where I am - why are you exagerating, do you want to scare
    ><snip>

    > "Pluvious" <Pluvious@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:rvvq80ha7kkjnak63afgnstbdj32ia9t5v@4ax.com...
    > > On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 21:03:27 +0100, "Paul Murphy"
    > > <p_murphynothanks@tospamhotmail.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > ||There are dedicated LCD screen cleaners out there. If you speak with a
    > shop
    > > ||dealing in laptops they should be very familiar with such products. I
    > use a
    > > ||product called Lindy Clean LCD Screen with a PAPER TOWEL(!?!) and it
    > works
    > > ||perfectly for my needs. It depends where you live as to what products
    > will
    > > ||be available but using a search engine should bring some results.
    > > ||
    > > ||Paul
    > >
    > > I don't recommend using a paper towel. You might as well use
    > > sandpaper. Eyeclass lens cloths are a good choice as is 100% cotton.
    > >
    > > Paper towels and tissue paper are made from wood....
    > >
    > > Pluvious
    > >
    > <snip>
    >
    >
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    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 16:49:09 GMT, "Gamer"
    <loudasheck@NOSPAMcomcast.net> wrote:

    ||What is the best cleaner for an LCD screen? I have run into the same problem
    ||now twice. First, on my Planar desktop LCD, i used a little 90% alcohol on
    ||a soft cloth and wiped gently. The result was these blotchy streaks that I
    ||have not yet been able to get out. It appears to be some kind of oil or
    ||grit--a blotch of film in the center of the screen would be the best way to
    ||describe it.
    ||
    ||I recently tried cleaning my laptop screen with pretty much the same
    ||results. It is only noticable when the screens are off and the light hits it
    ||a certain way, but there IS something on it. I don't see how it could be a
    ||chemical reaction considering every major manufactor of LCD's says to use
    ||alcohol. Water seems to leave traces as well. Is there something out there
    ||that I should try? Assuming I haven't damaged my screens, any suggestions as
    ||to what to do next? I mean, I should be able to clean these screens without
    ||leaving a film.
    ||
    ||Thanks,
    ||Chalky
    ||

    TechTV website ; Call for Help show:

    Call No. 4: Clean your laptop

    Andrew from West Lafayette, Ind., called asking if he can use glass
    cleaner to clean his laptop screen.

    "Do not use solvents such as ammonia or alcohol to clean a laptop
    screen. They can damage the screen's coatings. Get a good nonabrasive
    lint-free dry cloth, such as the notebook-cleaning cloths from 3M, and
    use Klear Screen, Monitor Lizard, or a similar cleaning product. "

    Pluvious
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