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I used the cleaning monitor liquid to clean my thinkpad T60, with more force than I should, then there is swiping cleaning marks left on the screen. I did use tissue, then I tried to prove it is not the tissue problem so I use a glasses cleaning towel with the same monitor liquid, and then same kind of swiping cleaning marks appear when I apply more force.

I thought the marks would disappear after awhile, but even after 24 hours now, still there.

It is just like these:




any idea?
Edited by bonball - 11/4/11 at 12:00pm
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At this point, I recommend plain water on a micro fiber cloth (no cleaning solution, just water).
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At this point, I recommend plain water on a micro fiber cloth (no cleaning solution, just water).
Why? Isn't water very bad for monitor?
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If twocables give you an advice, I recommend you take it. And no, using water on you screen does not have any effect on it. Good luck.

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Why? Isn't water very bad for monitor?
It's fine, just don't let it go past the inner bezel.
    
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Did anyone have experience like this and after few days would just disappear? I think it is some kind of temporary chemical reaction.
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Why? Isn't water very bad for monitor?
Not unless you are careless and use so much that it runs down the monitor and seep into the bottom. Even if that happens, you're usually fine if you get it quickly enough - but it should never be an issue because you'll never use too much water. I am speaking from experience.

Just get a cloth wet, but not dripping wet. It's water, so it's not going to leave streaks.

I have been using plain water and Bounty paper towels on my LCD monitor for over 3½ years (for as long as I've owned it), and it's fine. Although, I don't have a high-gloss panel; I have one of those matte-like panels, so I never get scratches. If I had a high-gloss panel, then I'd still use wet paper towels, but a dry micro fiber cloth to dry it.

Besides, is water more harmful than a cleaning solvent? Water's natural, and a cleaning solvent is full of chemicals. I choose water because I have an endless supply right out of my tap and the amount I need per use is almost free. If I use a micro fiber cloth, then my cost is even lower since I'm not using paper towels. Plus, water doesn't have any chemicals in it. However, my monitor never gets so dirty that I need an actual cleaning solvent to clean it.
Edited by TwoCables - 11/3/11 at 7:12pm
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Correction distilled water or atleast something filtered. I wouldn't trust tap water, could leave residue.
Admittedly my tap water is extremely hard, but still.

Also it's possible to scratch your LCD screen even with a microfiber cloth. Dust, etc. can get on the cloth and then you're just dragging it across the screen. But yeah hopefully it's just streaks.
 
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This is my method. To get rid of the streaking RE-wipe the screen down with distilled water or LCD cleaner THEN use a dry microfiber right after to buff/remove streaks.

If you used tap water it will leave streaking.

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Important notes:
Do not ever press down hard, keep it very light.
Wipe away from corners, corner build-up is a real b*tch.
Use clean sections of microfiber cloth, the cloth won't scratch the screen - the dirt on the cloth will.
Never use tap water, it will streak and scratch - Use TV cleaner like you mentioned (distilled + alcohol + gelling agent usually) or distilled water.

For normal dry dust

First - I take a fresh (never used) microfiber cloth and starting from the corner (using my fingertip to get all the way to the edge of the panel) wipe inward halfway. Do not press hard. Do that for every corner - both horizontally and vertically.

Use a clean section of the cloth and gently wipe the rest of the dust off - changing parts of the cloth as you see any dust build up (on the leading edge of the cloth).

Fingerprints, light stuck on dirt
AFTER doing the dry dust part (liquid + dust = worse mess + scratching) get a clean microfiber cloth and dampen the cloth with TV cleaner or distilled water. You do not want it soaked, running liquid on screen = too much. and gently start rubbing the offending stuck on matter (barely pressing down any). I usually use a gentle circular motion. Again, change cloth sections after wiping a few times, as this can be even more dangerous scratch wise than the dusting part.

Fingerprints come right off, but I had one friend who had solid CHUNKS (projectile slobber?) stuck to his TV. To remove them without damage I had to lay the TV flat and keep lightly soaking the spot with TV cleaner to soften it up, occasionally wiping to remove a little at a time.

Finishing
Everything is cleaned off, but you can see some streaking. I usually use a LED flashlight as I work to better see streaks/dust/etc. To remove any streaks take a dry, CLEAN microfiber cloth and gently buff the screen in a circular motion - if you were diligent in cleaning there should be no worry about scratching. In fact this can help remove minor scratches. Again do not press hard.

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Correction distilled water or atleast something filtered. I wouldn't trust tap water, could leave residue.
Admittedly my tap water is extremely hard, but still.

Also it's possible to scratch your LCD screen even with a microfiber cloth. Dust, etc. can get on the cloth and then you're just dragging it across the screen. But yeah hopefully it's just streaks.
I must have some extremely clean tap water because I've been doing it this way for 3½ years with no scratches, marks, etc.
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