How to Clean Computer Screen Safely All by Yourself

You can’t work with your computer screen dirty since it doesn’t really feel comfortable at all. If this is what you are going through, grab some easy home supplies and clean the screen right away.

Follow the steps on how to clean computer screen below for your reference.

How to Clean Computer Screen

How to Clean Computer Screen
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Prepare these supplies:

  • Warm water
  • Vinegar, optional
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Microfiber cloths

Follow the steps below:

Turn off everything

Of course, you have to make sure that everything is turned off before you start cleaning. This is to avoid any water damage and the screen in turned off mode can show dirt clearly. If you just used your computer and it’s still warm, leave it for several minutes until it’s cool enough.

Dust the screen

Wipe the excess dust and dirt on your computer screen with a clean microfiber cloth. It’s important to always use a microfiber cloth since it’s lint free and will not damage the screen. Never use a rag, hand towel, or other fabrics to get the job done.

Wipe down the screen

For you who have a glass computer screen, you can lightly damp a clean microfiber cloth with the mixture of vinegar and warm water in equal parts. If you have an LED or LCD computer screen, just simply use a clean cloth dampened with water. Gently wipe your computer screen from one side to another.

Never use an overwet cloth whatever your screen type is. As mentioned before, the excess water can lead into water damage as it may get into the openings and ports of the unit.

As an alternative to water and vinegar, you can also use 70% isopropyl disinfecting wipes. Even if you use this type of cleaner, you still have to make sure that it’s not excessively wet. You can always wring the wipes to make it damp enough.

Dry it up

Now, we’ve come to the last step of the tutorial in which you need to use the last microfiber cloth to use. Buff the screen with a clean and dry cloth until you are sure that the streaks are removed. Leave your computer screen air-dry (which can take a few minutes depending on the temperature of the room) before you turn it back on.

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When do you need to clean your computer screen?

You will actually know when you need to clean your computer screen. When you notice the dust, dirt, and fingerprints kinda block your visibility, that’s the time for you to grab the home supplies above.

From the timing side, it actually depends on how dirty the room can be. If you often bring your computer or laptop outside, you may need also to clean it more frequently.

There are some things to avoid to keep your computer screen longer such as never wipe it in circular motion, never use abrasive cleaner, and never use sharp object to remove tough stains.

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