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How to clean your monitors

by Jason Campbell, Oct 2018

It can be a challenging ordeal to clean a monitor. What if the liquid gets in the gaps? What if I do it too rough and break it? What if, after all this time, the gunk has built up so much that it now controls the monitor? All are valid concerns. Here’s the guide on how to clean your monitors:

  • For LCD monitors and laptop screens, you’ll want to turn off the monitor and wipe down with a microfiber cloth (most of these come with one). If necessary, add a small amount of water. Remember not to press too hard on the screen though, as these screens are delicate and the pixels can be easily burned out.
  • For the same screen with a bit more grime build up, use a 50-50 mix of white vinegar and water on the cloth and wipe down. Resist the urge to press hard. It may also be a good idea to use distilled water as opposed to tap water, as tap water is more likely to have salt deposits in it and will leave spots and marks on your screen.
  • Remember never to use anything paper based on your monitor and never spray a screen cleaning substance directly onto the monitor; always spray onto the cloth instead