Laptop screens often get dirty in various ways. The most common way is when dust sits on them, perhaps after staying open for a long time. They also get smudged when they are constantly touched, and when closed, the keyboard may also transfer dirt and oil smudges onto them.
Furthermore, if you have a touchscreen laptop, you will notice that your fingertips are your own worst enemy when it comes to smudging the screen. This is very common with laptops that have a bigger screen.
This is why it is so important to clean laptop screens regularly. This is the only way to get rid of all the dirt and smudges. It also helps to maintain the screen’s vivid color definition. This article will elaborate in detail how to go about cleaning laptop screens without damaging them.
Microfiber cloths are not new to camera lovers and people who wear glasses. They are specially made pieces of cloth that are used to clean delicate surfaces that could otherwise get damaged when cleaned with a different material. Microfiber is the best method of cleaning eyeglasses and camera lenses because it is designed solely to clean debris or dust from surfaces without leaving lint and scratching sensitive surfaces. And this is the reason why when it comes to cleaning laptop screens, microfiber cloths are the best choice.
Make sure to take the screen type into consideration when choosing a laptop, because if you choose a shiny screen, you will have to clean that more than a dimmer screen.
Using other pieces of cloth and other materials is not appropriate for one simple reason: they leave their own detritus behind as you use them. This means that as the pieces of the material fall off as you clean, it further dirties the screen surface or even scratches it. It is for this reason that using tissue papers, paper towels, and random pieces of cloth to clean laptop screens is a bad idea.
Apart from dust, laptop screens will also develop dirt and grime. These two are hard to clean with a microfiber cloth, and if you try to do so, you’ll only end up dirtying your cloth. However, grime and dirt will come off well when you use a damp sponge.
The damp sponges you use should be brand new. They could be household sponges, deionized or distilled in water. In this case, filtered water could also work perfectly. You should avoid regular tap water because it could leave marks on your laptop’s display.
This method is what you should use when both the cloth and the sponge fail to work. It is simply the use of screen-cleaning solutions. These solutions can be found in different specialty stores and they come with a lint-free cloth.
When you are using a bottled solution, make sure you use it very carefully. Although a large percent of these liquids are alcohol, which dry up very quickly, it can still affect the health of your laptop.
You can also make a DIY version at home by mixing equal parts of white vinegar and distilled or deionized water. White vinegar is great for general cleaning and stain removal because it does not leave any colorization behind. Isopropyl alcohol could also be used in place of vinegar. Refrain from using glass-cleaning fluids.
Here are a few important things to note as you handle your laptop:
After you are done with the cleaning, make sure the laptop is working properly. If the laptop is plugged in, but not charging, then something could have malfunctioned, which needs a repair.
There are a few questions coming up on the internet about cleaning your laptop screen. We have gone ahead, compiled a list of the most popular questions and answered them here for you!
The best way to clean you laptop screen is either with a cotton ball or a microfiber cloth.
First, turn off your laptop, then apply some 90%-100% isopropyl alcohol on the cotton ball or the microfiber cloth and gently run it across the screen in a horizontal motion, back and forth. If there is tough dirt on the screen, apply water on the microfiber cloth (just dampen it) and do the same motion.
To clean your laptop screen, you can either use a cotton ball or a microfiber cloth. Don't use regular cloth or paper towels as these can scratch the surface of the screen.
We wouldn't recommend using alcohol wipes, as those are usually contain oils and gels which might make the cleaning harder.
No, we don't recommend using Windex on your laptop screen as it can damage it.
No, don't use lens cleaner on the laptop screen as it doesn't evaporate as fast, and it makes your cleaning effort harder.
No, we don't recommend doing that, as it can damage the screen, just like Windex Wipes.
You have to pay attention to several things: Make sure you don't use paper towels or regular cloth as these are too hard for the delicate screen of your laptop.
Make sure you don't use regular water. Don't press too hard on the screen when cleaning it.
No, you shouldn't ever use water to clean any parts of your laptop, since it can damage the screen and the internal electronics of the laptop if it manages to get inside it.
No, we don't recommend using hand sanitizers on your laptop as these usually come in two forms: soap and gel, which neither are a good thing to apply to your laptop screen.
You can clean a touch screen laptop screen, just as you would a normal laptop screen, with a microfiber cloth. You will have to make sure the computer is turned off, since you don't want to accidentally click on anything in your operating system!
You can clean a HP laptop screen, like any laptop screen, HP laptops don't have different screens. Just use a microfiber cloth and some isopropyl alcohol and that should do the magic!
No, we don't recommend using a glass cleaner on your MacBook screen, as it can scratch it because Laptop screens are more sensitive than regular glasses. Use a microfiber cloth an isopropyl alcohol insead!
You can get rid of fingerprint very easily, with a microfiber cloth and isopropyl alcohol. Make sure you gently press on it and don't use more than a few drops of alchol. Don't soak the microfiber cloth!
You should never use any paper towel, regular towel to clean an LCD screen. These can scrape the delicate surface of an LCD screen. Also, never use acetone, ammonia, ethyl alcohol or distilled vinegar.
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