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Posted: 6/3/2003 12:21:10 PM EDT
I recently bought a laptop computer and i was wondering what's the best way to clean the screen.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:22:28 PM EDT
ummmmmm Windex? Sgtar15 PS It's just glass you know
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:24:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2003 12:26:54 PM EDT by Dredd308]
No sarge, its lexon or someshit. Goto staples, there is a wipe you get. Dont use windex!!
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:26:25 PM EDT
ReallY??? Well I'll be damded
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:28:44 PM EDT
Windex and a soft cloth. Only time I use wipes is for my ass.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:28:59 PM EDT
Yeah, next time you goto the store, poke the laptop screens with your finger. It make really funky colors!! (and the sales people love that!!)
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:36:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:38:29 PM EDT
put it in the dish washer. take it out before it hit's the dry cycle as the heat can warp the plastic.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:39:09 PM EDT
Windex and a cloth. Works fine, and none of the 150 laptops here at work have broken because of it. Av.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:39:55 PM EDT
Lint-free towelettes with a very minute amount of alcohol (it dries clean).
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:56:37 PM EDT
...ammonia based cleaner. It can damage the lcd cover and cause it to cloud.
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Exactly. All of the LCD screens here at work are hard to read because the cleaning people keep using ammonia to clean the screens like they would a glass CRT. On most of the brands we have, it pitted the plastic and made it cloudy. On the SGI monitors, ammonia yellowed the plastic cover. The reason we spent $2,000+ each for them was that they're color corrected. Obviously, they're worthless for that purpose now that the screens are tinted. Use soap and water to clean it like you would with any other soft plastic. If you have hard to clean grease spot, like for example our receptionist who touches her screen often and eats KFC twice a week, you can get away with using diluted isopropyl alcohol. Even then you still have to be careful.z
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:57:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BenDover: Lint-free towelettes with a very minute amount of alcohol (it dries clean).
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Thats what the wipes are. I'm just too lazy to build them myself.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:03:40 PM EDT
From a former technician working on portable computers: DO NOT USE WINDEX!!! DO NOT USE ANYTHING WITH AMMONIA IN IT!!! Many LCD displays, while having a glass panel in them, also have a light plastic coating. Ammonia will melt this, causing the display to become cloudy. It will also VOID your WARRANTY on the LCD. DO NOT USE WINDEX!!! Mostly, I'd just use a soft cloth, with gentle pressure to rub out light marks. And for God's sake, DON'T TOUCH IT WITH YOUR DAMN FINGERS. It's a display, not a touchpad! Keep it from getting spotted up in the first place! (finger marks on monitors - one of my pet peeves) Some stores like Office Depot or the like, will have LCD cleaning solutions specially formulated for laptop and LCD monitors. I would ONLY use something that SPECIFICALLY states it is OK to use on LCD displays.
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