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Favorite Ways to Clean Your Computer Screens?

Post by Dr. Ellwood » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:14 am

Got any tips on cleaning monitor screens? what are your favorite and most effective ways you do it? :rawk: :thumb:
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Re: Favorite Ways to Clean Your Computer Screens?

Post by Craig » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:21 am

First off, make sure that the monitor is off.

Next, use a soft cloth like an eyeglass cleaning cloth to wipe the screen. I've also heard of people using dry erasers like you'd use for a white board. Do not press on the screen; simply wipe. If you press, you can burn out pixels.

If there are things that don't come off with simple wiping, you can use the same soft cloth and a screen cleaner like this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=4204

For smaller water spots etc. I've simply wet my finger with my tongue, wiped across the spot and then wiped the spot off with the cloth. Although... this isn't the recommended method so I can't guarantee anything... ;)
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Re: Favorite Ways to Clean Your Computer Screens?

Post by Vince » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:46 am

Craig wrote:For smaller water spots etc. I've simply wet my finger with my tongue, wiped across the spot and then wiped the spot off with the cloth. Although... this isn't the recommended method so I can't guarantee anything... ;)
Hmm... don't know if I can get your spit in the local shops either...

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Re: Favorite Ways to Clean Your Computer Screens?

Post by Craig » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:51 am

Vince wrote:
Craig wrote:For smaller water spots etc. I've simply wet my finger with my tongue, wiped across the spot and then wiped the spot off with the cloth. Although... this isn't the recommended method so I can't guarantee anything... ;)
Hmm... don't know if I can get your spit in the local shops either...
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Post by Verndog » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:30 pm

I like taking them through the car wash.. but they don't seem to work afterwords.... LMAO!
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Post by Dr. Ellwood » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:50 pm

Verndog wrote:I like taking them through the car wash.. but they don't seem to work afterwords.... LMAO!
:( :roll: :mad: :P
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Post by Dr. Ellwood » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:54 pm

Stamplicker wrote:Try this with some bacon
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Re: Favorite Ways to Clean Your Computer Screens?

Post by Verndog » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:07 am

Back to Craig's spit, doesn't "mommy" spit work better? I am taking my monitor to moms this weekend.

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Re: Favorite Ways to Clean Your Computer Screens?

Post by thebigred67 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:43 pm

Craig wrote:First off, make sure that the monitor is off.

Next, use a soft cloth like an eyeglass cleaning cloth to wipe the screen. I've also heard of people using dry erasers like you'd use for a white board. Do not press on the screen; simply wipe. If you press, you can burn out pixels.

If there are things that don't come off with simple wiping, you can use the same soft cloth and a screen cleaner like this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=4204

For smaller water spots etc. I've simply wet my finger with my tongue, wiped across the spot and then wiped the spot off with the cloth. Although... this isn't the recommended method so I can't guarantee anything... ;)
Yeah but who of us hasn't poked the screen just to see the color change when we're bored?

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Post by mdrs » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:59 am

thebigred67 wrote:
Craig wrote:First off, make sure that the monitor is off.

Next, use a soft cloth like an eyeglass cleaning cloth to wipe the screen. I've also heard of people using dry erasers like you'd use for a white board. Do not press on the screen; simply wipe. If you press, you can burn out pixels.

If there are things that don't come off with simple wiping, you can use the same soft cloth and a screen cleaner like this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=4204

For smaller water spots etc. I've simply wet my finger with my tongue, wiped across the spot and then wiped the spot off with the cloth. Although... this isn't the recommended method so I can't guarantee anything... ;)
Yeah but who of us hasn't poked the screen just to see the color change when we're bored?
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Re: Favorite Ways to Clean Your Computer Screens?

Post by Craig » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:33 am

thebigred67 wrote:Yeah but who of us hasn't poked the screen just to see the color change when we're bored?
LOL! Yeah, I suppose so. But just don't make a habit of it. Those pixels are created with tiny little prisms. Poke one a snap or dislodge it and you have either a stuck pixel (always white) or a burned out pixel (always black); and once you know it's there, you can't not see it. :shock:
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Re: Favorite Ways to Clean Your Computer Screens?

Post by thebigred67 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:41 pm

Craig wrote:
thebigred67 wrote:Yeah but who of us hasn't poked the screen just to see the color change when we're bored?
LOL! Yeah, I suppose so. But just don't make a habit of it. Those pixels are created with tiny little prisms. Poke one a snap or dislodge it and you have either a stuck pixel (always white) or a burned out pixel (always black); and once you know it's there, you can't not see it. :shock:
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Re: Favorite Ways to Clean Your Computer Screens?

Post by Caevan O'Shite » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:55 am

While drinking beer, coffee, Captain Morgan's Private Stock, coffee with Captain Morgan's Private Stock, or- a personal favorite- Captain Morgan's Private Stock with a little coffee- read through guitar-related forums until you see something so funny you involuntarily LOL and spray all over the monitor-screen in the process. Wipe with shirt, drink, and repeat. Spontaneity is the key- plan ahead!



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