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How to clean computer screen without scratching it?

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K. Galatia

K. Galatia

K. Galatia
K. Galatia

Answered Aug 26, 2020

There will be times when your computer screen will get really dirty. You would like to clean it, but you honestly do not know where to begin. Some cleaning methods might scratch your computer monitor, and you do not want that.

There will be times when your computer screen will get really dirty. You would like to clean it,
These are some of the things that you can do instead:

• Avoid some cleaning substances that come with corrosive ingredients.

• Be careful in choosing what you would use to wipe your screen. You are not recommended to use paper towels or even your old shirts because, at a microscopic level, your screen can get scratched.

• Do not spray the cleaning agent that you are using directly on your monitor as there is a big chance that the excess liquid will start to accumulate on the sides of your screen.

There are some people who would invest in machines that can provide compressed air as this can make the dust go away without scratching your computer screen.

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L. Brett

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L. Brett, Sales Manager, MBA, Detroit

Answered Aug 17, 2020

To clean your computer screen without scratching it, the following steps you be taken:

To clean your computer screen without scratching it, the following steps you be taken:


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1. The first thing you should do is look for a microfiber cloth. However, this can only be effective for cleaning dust off your computer screen.

2. Before you start to clean the computer screen, try to shut it down so you can clearly see the dust.

3. Avoid using force while rubbing the microfiber cloth on the screen. Do it gently and continue to wipe in one direction. Not maintaining a regular pattern while cleaning the dust can affect the display, and the dust will continue to scatter and spread across the entire screen.

4. Continue with this process until you can't notice dust again.

At times, a damp sponge should be preferred, most especially for grime and dirt.

1. Also, you should shut down the computer.

2. Wet the sponge and squeeze the sponge to ensure that no water is dropping.

3. Start wiping the computer screen with the sponge.

4. After the affected area has been cleaned, wait for the screen to dry before you power on the computer.

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