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How do I clean my flat-screen monitor?

You don't have to turn the monitor off before cleaning it, but this will help you see the smudges and smears. If your screen is merely dusty, you can wipe gently with a soft, cotton cloth or try a can of compressed air. But if your screen is downright grungy, you might have to resort to some tougher tactics.


Though some people recommend using Windex, ethyl alcohol and ammonia-based cleaners can yellow your flat-screen or laptop monitor over time, so it is best to avoid such products. You can find an array of commercial products specifically designed to clean LCD screens, but you may prefer to just head to your kitchen and mix up your own solution. Plain old water can do the trick, or you can concoct a solution of vinegar and water or isopropyl alcohol and water.


Always use a soft cotton cloth, rather than a rag or paper towel to wipe the screen. Some people recommend special electrostatic cloths, like those used to clean eyeglasses treated with anti-glare finish, or even dryer sheets. Apply the cleaning solution to your cloth rather than directly to the screen and wipe in one direction -- from the top of the screen to the bottom.


One final word of warning, never touch or press on your LCD screen with your fingers as this can cause the pixels to burn out.

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You don't have to turn the monitor off before cleaning it, but this will help you see the smudges and smears. If your screen is merely dusty, you can wipe gently with a soft, cotton cloth or try a can of compressed air. But if your screen is downright grungy, you might have to resort to some tougher tactics.


Though some people recommend using Windex, ethyl alcohol and ammonia-based cleaners can yellow your flat-screen or laptop monitor over time, so it is best to avoid such products. You can find an array of commercial products specifically designed to clean LCD screens, but you may prefer to just head to your kitchen and mix up your own solution. Plain old water can do the trick, or you can concoct a solution of vinegar and water or isopropyl alcohol and water.


Always use a soft cotton cloth, rather than a rag or paper towel to wipe the screen. Some people recommend special electrostatic cloths, like those used to clean eyeglasses treated with anti-glare finish, or even dryer sheets. Apply the cleaning solution to your cloth rather than directly to the screen and wipe in one direction -- from the top of the screen to the bottom.


One final word of warning, never touch or press on your LCD screen with your fingers as this can cause the pixels to burn out.


Good luck and do rate the solution plz

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Monitor wiping cloths. You can get then at any Wal-Mart, Staples, Frye's, etc.

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Touch screen does not respond correctly, very erratic. Also, sometimes get message that the main program has stopped working but no solution is returned from the internet


I could be wrong but in my experience touch screens are very sensitive to any kind of smudges smears etc or device manager isnt calibrated correctly so
1 get yourself a good screen cleaner and of course clean your screen dry it etc

2 go to start click on control panel go to system then device manager under monitors etc click scan for changes devices etc
then apply ok go to display properties click identify and see what comes up then detect monitor type see what comes up then go back to start left click on computer right click on os system go to properties first do disk clean then go to disk check click on repair all errors click start disk check it will usually ask for a set schedule click ok reboot computer let disk check run and fix problems
hope these ideas help fix your problem

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