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How to clean a laptop screen with household products.

Do you miss the shiny look that your laptop had when you bought it or can not stand the washed out image? This article will tell how to make cleaning solution for the display. Please read the whole article before attempting the process. Screen manufacturers recommend to avoid using solutions that contain alcohol, ammonia and other solvents.

1. Prepare a gentle cleaning solution. Distilled water is ideal for this purpose. For heavier stains you can use 50/50 mixture of distilled water and white vinegar.
◦Screen manufacturers recommend to avoid using solutions that contain alcohol, ammonia and other solvents.
2. Put the solution in the spray bottle. Do not spray the solution directly onto the screen.
3. Spray the solution on a soft cloth (very important!). It is better to use a larger piece of cloth not to leave streaks from finger pressure.
4. Wipe your screen clockwise, or in any other circular motion. Such rapid motions eliminate streaks. Be gentle, and apply even pressure.

• If you apply an excessive amount of solution, and it starts dripping, wipe it off with a dry soft cloth, and apply less.
• If you do not want mineral spots on the screen, do not use tap water.
• If you are a photographer, you can use your lint-free lens wipes.
• If you have a solution for contact lenses, check the ingredients to see if it contains "Isopropanol" as it is not recommended to use it to clean the screen.

• Paper towels may contain sawdust/sharp dense particles that will scratch the screen.
• Avoid using products such as Windex because these contain ammonia and it can degrade the LCD panel.
• Shut down your laptop, unplug it from the power adapter, and remove the battery before cleaning it or you risk damaging the pixels in the LCD display.
• Use only enough pressure to hold the cleaning wipe on the screen. Never press too hard, scrub or scour.
• If in doubt, test a small area of screen first.
• Using a lint-free microfiber cloth is best, an "old T-shirt" or other soft cloth.
• Many manufacturers are recommending using either a soft, lint free dry cloth or to use a commercially available cleaning kit designed specifically for use on LCD screens.