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post #1 of 10
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I heard somewhere thats not a good idea. Using windex or alcohol to clean your LCD monitor, I think you're suppose to use water only. Which one is right?
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ONLY USE WATER (Caps added for effect)
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INTELLIGENCE (actually google) tells me that a source from CNet-stan has told my connections that Windex contains ammonia, which damages lcd's over time. A isopropyl alcohol/water mix will do you good. Do not use paper products. They are scratchy. Use cloth products.

As for crt's, you certainly don't want to windex away the anti-scratch protective film. I don't like letting mean and nasty chemicals near my beautiful crt, personally.
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Well the manual that came with my LCD says not to use any amonia based cleaners or alcahol, only a damp lint free cloth and thats it.
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post #5 of 10
Check this thread out, should help answer most of your questions.
http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...clean-lcd.html
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post #6 of 10
I would suggest a microfiber cloth. I used to use them on my car only but we started using them around the house and their great. Use them on LCDs and they work great too.
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdub998
I would suggest a microfiber cloth. I used to use them on my car only but we started using them around the house and their great. Use them on LCDs and they work great too.
So do I. It's the only way fingerptints and dust gets off my monitors.
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Damp warm towels seem to work great for my friend. He's also used a damp towel to get rid of a dead pixel.
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post #9 of 10
Ammonia cleaner messes up LCDs. Some guy where I work came in and his screen was all patchy looking and discolored. We asked him what he did. He said he always took good care of it and cleaned it by spraying it w/ windex. After 10-20 cleanings his laptop LCD was shot and we had to replace it. We had to give him the no ammonia based cleaner talk and to only use LCD wipes or a damp cloth (water). Personally to clean my LCD I turn it off and unplug and let it sit for about an hour. Then clean w/ damp paper towel and let sit for 1-2 hours just in case there is water or moisture left.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsource
Damp warm towels seem to work great for my friend. He's also used a damp towel to get rid of a dead pixel.
He's a prodigy..like the god of pixels, he can bring them back to life at the swipe of a cloth

but no, don't use windex or anything like that on a lcd.
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