Sunday, May 10, 2009

Maintain Your LCD TV Screen Clean

By Peter Fox

LCDs Are Quickly Scratched!

First we should understand a little bit of background about LCD screens to comprehend why we ought to be protective when wiping. LCD signifies Liquid Crystal Display; which has crystal molecules packed below strata of polarized panels. These panels are commonly made of "plastic-like" polymer substances, and similar to any plastic, they could be easily dented or gouged, even by solely your fingernails! This is why wiping LCDs necessitates tremendous care as compared to the late glass CRT screens!

* What You'll Require

- rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)

- condensed water (not tap water)

- a soft fabric (lint-free)

* Steps

1. Dilute Offset the rubbing alcohol in a mixture with just about 50% alcohol and 50% condensed water.

2. Pour this solvent in a spray bottle. Old Windex bottles are great because they spew in a mist pattern with only the enough amount to gain whole coverage on your screen. The spray bottles that squirt a single stream tend to drip solution all over the place.

3. Spew the solution onto a clean lint-free fabric. Worn out t-shirts and microfiber car-wash textiles are both right picks. Extensive fabrics are nicer as it helps lower the chance of leaving blotches on the monitor from over pressure.

4. Lightly wipe the material on the monitor in a circular seamless movement. Enforce regular strain to the material and be mindful not to force excessively powerfully or scratch the screen with your fingernails!

* Advices

- Overpriced merchandises that you acquire at the "computer screen cleaning" section of your local computer shop bear the same classic factors of alcohol and water! Some even contain different dangerous substances like ethylene glycol, which may be fine on earlier glass CRT screens, but should NEVER be made use of on LCD monitors! A few of the unnecessary elements may also be harmful to the environment and to your wellness.

- Be certain to utilise mineral water! Not tap water; you do not want hard mineral patches on your monitor.

- Don't utilize toilet paper because they will leave lint and stains of paper deposited to your monitor. Moreover, they are excessively thin, thus accelerating the probability of harm if fingernails poke through.

- Do not put overmuch mixture. If you do, only take it off with the cloth and utilize less.

- You may also use lint-free lens wipes from photography stores, but they're leaner so be watchful because your fingernails may thrust through.

- For a less pricey ready-made mixture from the depot, you may also use CD/DVD polisher, It is already intended to be plastic-safe and it is a simple mixture of roughly 50% isopropyl alcohol.

* Special Precautions

- Never utilize Windex or other glass cleaners! These bear ammonia, which is okay for glass, but WILL damage your LCD screen!

- Attempt not to utilise the actually mediocre tissue paper, alike the irritating brown ones in public bathrooms. They could etch your monitor.

- Make sure to turn off your computer and your monitor, then disconnect from the wall. This cuts the chance of electric impairment in case you spill a quantity of the solution on parts.

- Don't drink isopropyl alcohol! It is lethal!

- If you aren't convinced, you could test a little corner of the screen first.

Abide by the steps and suggestions above, and your creditworthy LCD screen could present you ages of perfect, clear, trouble-free function.

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