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April 17, 2010 5:37:30 AM

Is it OK to wipe an LCD monitor with anti-static LCD screen wipes while its plugged in? Everything seemed fine, but I was wondering, should I unplug everything next time just to be safe? Good graphics are worthless with no monitor :( 

Please let me know, thank you

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a c 1648 U Graphics card
April 17, 2010 5:50:01 AM

It is just fine the key word is antistatic. I sometimes do it with a damp soft tissue (not antistatic) and have been doing it for 10years no issues.
April 17, 2010 5:54:19 AM

Oh, so the reason people would advise people to turn off the montior is because possible Static discharges killing pixels/and/or damaging the monitor?
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a c 1648 U Graphics card
April 17, 2010 5:59:45 AM

I have been working with laptops since pentium CPU's and I see people dragging there fingers on the screen, pushing into it pointing at something and I have never seen a pixel fail because of that. (Then we have LCD touchscreens)
April 17, 2010 2:54:58 PM

xxenergyxx said:
Oh, so the reason people would advise people to turn off the montior is because possible Static discharges killing pixels/and/or damaging the monitor?


the reason it is advised that you turn your monitor off before cleaning is because the general public is not very bright, and likes to do things spray windex on a screen until is dripping off of it. By telling people to not use cleaning product and to turn off the monitor it absolves them on responsibility for others ignorant decisions.
April 17, 2010 3:26:59 PM

505090 said:
the reason it is advised that you turn your monitor off before cleaning is because the general public is not very bright, and likes to do things spray windex on a screen until is dripping off of it. By telling people to not use cleaning product and to turn off the monitor it absolves them on responsibility for others ignorant decisions.


Instead of using windex, why don't they just use a bucket of water? I'm sure that would get it clean :na:  .
I use a slightly damp cloth every once in awhile to clean off my monitor and it still works fine.
April 17, 2010 7:09:49 PM

I'm sure someone has used a bucket at some point, now a hose probably hasn't been used but to be honest I really wouldn't be that surprised if someone had