How to clean laptop screen without damaging it

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Do you have the screen of your computer dirty from centuries ago, but don’t want to clean it because you think that you can damage it? The time has come to remove all that grime for ever. Below, we show you the best techniques on how to clean the screen of the computer or laptop, so that it is presentable and avoid that it becomes a home for spiders.

One of the best aspects of the screens of modern laptops is that they are much more durable than their counterparts older. Thanks to the fact that many have touch functionality, are designed to be able to better withstand the pressure. However, the tips of our fingers, many times they tend to leave marks, so cleaning them regularly is of utmost importance.


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The users of glasses and camera owners know, this small tool very well; after all, it is the best way to clean the lens of the camera and your glasses. Designed to clean dust and dirt without producing dust or scratches on delicate surfaces, the cloth of microfibre are the best tool to start when it comes time to cleaning the screen of your laptop.

Although you can use other materials to a fabric basis, it is likely that some of these leave their own detritus. Ah: and don’t you even think about using a towel or a tissue paper. May seem soft when you come out through the nose, but they are a danger when it comes to screens are prone to scratches.

Step 1: Purchase a microfiber cloth. There are many out there, but they are specifically designed for glasses or cleaning of lenses will work best.

Step 2: turn Off your laptop. Not only is it more secure this way, but also having a blank screen can help you to better see the dust that must be removed.

Step 3: tapping on the screen, always clean in one direction. Do not rub or clean in circles, as that could cause damage to the screen by circulating through it the same dust particles.

Step 4: Continue cleaning the screen until it is free of dust.


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Sometimes you’ll end up with something more than dust on your screen. Instead of scrubbing it away with a microfiber cloth (in vain) and potentially messing up the microtela in the process, you can use the method of wet sponge.

For this, you will need a sponge and domestic NEW and water is distilled or deionized. Alternatively, use water that you know has been filtered. Try to avoid tap water standard, if it is possible, as it can leave marks minerals (lime) in your screen.

Step 1: turn Off your laptop and desenchúfala of the power supply. If it is possible (and if you can), you should also remove the battery.

Step 2: Wet the sponge with distilled water and escúrrela so that it does not drip.

Step 3: gently Cleanses the affected area of the screen of your monitor with the sponge. Stay tuned to the drips, and clean them right away, if any.

Step 4: once the area is clean, wait for the screen to dry completely before closing the lid and/or to re-use your laptop.


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If the method of the cloth he did not, and if the sponge is damp not had the desired impact, it is time to move to a cleaning solution bottled. Or make your own. Fortunately, you can buy a spray cleaning of screens, which often include a very useful microfiber cloth. However, if you prefer to make your own solution, you will need to mix equal parts of distilled water and white vinegar (which is also ideal for general cleaning), or alternatively, the same proportion of distilled water and a high percentage of isopropyl alcohol.

Keep in mind, however, that you should avoid the use of any type of liquid glass cleaner. Also avoid spraying anything directly to the monitor.

Step 1: turn Off your laptop and desenchúfala of your power supply. If you can, remove the battery.

Step 2: Spray or apply the cleaning liquid on a microfibre cloth. Make sure that the cloth is damp, but not wet.

Step 3: gently Rubbed the cloth over the affected area. Rub first in small circles, and don’t apply too much pressure as this could cause damage to the screen. After, rub in a single direction.

Step 4: Repeat as many times as necessary, making sure not to make you drip any liquid on the screen or the keyboard of your laptop.

Step 5: When you are finished, wait for the screen to dry completely before closing the lid and/or turn on again your laptop.

*Updated by Maria Teresa Lopes on January 31, 2019.

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