What do you clean a plasma screen with?

  1. My laptop's screen has fingerprints and smudges on it, but i don't know what i should clean it with. Any suggestions?
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  3. by   Mandarella
    Q. How do I clean my Plasma Monitor? A. Regular cleaning will extend the life and performance of this unit. The recommended way to clean the display and related parts is described below. Before cleaning, be sure to unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
    • Do not under any circumstances use solvents such as benzene or thinner for cleaner. Use of such liquids may cause deterioration or peeling of paint from the display or remote control unit. Wipe the display and remote control gently with a soft cloth. In the case of excessive dirt buildup, dampen a soft cloth with a diluted neutral cleaning detergent and after wringing the cloth thoroughly, wipe the component and then dry it with a dry soft cloth.
    • Cleaning the screen:
      1) After dusting, wipe the screen gently using the supplied cleaning cloth or a soft cloth. Also, you can purchase Plasma cleaning kits from local retailers.
      2) Do not use tissue or a rough cloth. As the surface of the screen is easily scratched, do not rub it or hit it with a hard object.
    • Cleaning the vents:
      As a general rule, use a vacuum cleaner about once a month to clean the vents on the rear panel of the display of dust buildup (set the vacuum cleaner to its weakest setting when doing this). Using the unit without cleaning it of dust will cause the internal temperature to increase, resulting in possible breakdown or fire.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Thank you.

    I didn't get any of those instructions with my computer :stone. It would have helped.

    Wonder what plasma screen cleaner has in it. Sometimes stuff liek that can be throught the roof in the price dept.
  5. by   Mandarella
    Ugh, I know...I lately hate to go to the grocery store...when I really look at prices I get ill.

    I don't know how people get away with charging so much for things like that.
  6. by   Roy Fokker
    Windex + that cloth you get with your glasses (for wiping your eyeglasses and goggles I mean) = decently good results
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Posted by hrtprncss by PM:

    what I used to use is just plain water on a sock(should be lint free so no streaks are left) that's been wringed out(make sure only damp), make sure the laptop is off when you do this though. Also you can buy stuff from staples Screen Cleaning Fluid, and follow the above steps if you'd like. The ingredients on the cleaning fluid is basically just 45% alcohol. I guess you can use half water/half alcohol. I was going thru threads last week for it because my screen was pretty dusty as well
    One note about the socks though...The threads I've read before says to turn the sock inside out. And treat the dusting of ur screen as careful as u can. I heard sometimes it's more expensive to change the laptop screen when it's broken as oppose to buying a new one.
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    Go to radioshack or any electronics store and they have disposable wipes or a reusable cloth (like the ones for glasses).
  9. by   NRSKarenRN
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    Go to radioshack or any electronics store and they have disposable wipes or a reusable cloth (like the ones for glasses).
    :yeahthat:


    My DH (radioshack employee) thanks you for the plug Jess :kiss


    Dust removal with damp paper towel. Smudges use wipe above. At work if out of wipes, alcohol pad 's done the job with little streaking till i can get wipes reordered.

    "Safety hat" on here: Periodic cleaning of screen good to help decrease eye glare.
  10. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    :yeahthat:


    My DH (radioshack employee) thanks you for the plug Jess :kiss


    Dust removal with damp paper towel. Smudges use wipe above. At work if out of wipes, alcohol pad 's done the job with little streaking till i can get wipes reordered.

    "Safety hat" on here: Periodic cleaning of screen good to help decrease eye glare.
    Awsome Karen.........I love that place.

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