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Cleaning the screen

I accidently used a cleaner on the screen while the TV was switched on. Now there is a huge discolouration mark in the middle of the screen. This does not affect the image but looks really bad when the TV is switched off. How can I clean this mark? Will I have to get the screen replaced?

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Try hot soapy water, since a flat screen TV should be glass.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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How do i clean a flatscreen tv we have hand marks on screen thanks


Be very careful with cleaning so you don't damage the glass with a harsh chemical.
Use a cleaner like this:
http://www.buyonlinenow.com/viewitemsAct.asp?classlabel=FCAA&manufactlabel=3100041&SKU=END11506&gb=1&utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=comparsionshopping&adtype=pla&gclid=CMzS5YTv9aoCFQ9S7AodP34YFg
You can buy locally from a Walmart or Office Depot

Aug 30, 2011 | Flat Panel Televisions

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How to clean an LCD TV


<span>An LCD screens must be cleaned as it attracts dust like a magnet. Cleaning is risky as the screens are very sensitive and there are chances of you damaging the screen if you don't know the proper method to clean it. To help you in this read the article below to the various tips on cleaning the LCD TV.</span> <b>Tips On Cleaning LCD TV</b> <b>Basic Facts About LCDs</b> <ul> <li>LCD screens or displays should not be cleaned through normal methods, as they are not glass. LCD or liquid crystal display is a soft film and it can be damaged through improper cleaning agents.</li> <li>The popularity of LCD TV's is on a rise as they can be can be run on low battery power and also have<a href="http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/how-to-clean-lcd-tv-8061.html#"><span>sharp</span></a> picture clarity.</li></ul> <b>LCD Screens Problems</b> <ul> <li>LCD screens regularly gather dust and smudges and sometimes fingerprints and ink markings.</li> <li>Cleaning the screens with a <a href="http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/how-to-clean-lcd-tv-8061.html#"><span>paper</span></a> towel, dishcloth or tap water can do considerable damage, as the screens are very sensitive. It can cause clouding and can cause damage to the pixels.</li> <li>Tap water contains chemicals like chloride and wiping the screens with it can leave a residue on the screen.</li></ul> <b>Cleaning Tips And Guidelines</b> <ul> <li>The LCD TV must be cleaned regularly for you to enjoy the proper clarity of the display.</li> <li>First of all, turn off the LCD TV and examine the condition of the screen.</li> <li>Note the smudges and the areas to be cleaned.</li> <li>To remove dusts use a microfiber cloth and brush off the dust particles.</li> <li>It is best to use proper cleaning solutions that come with LCD cleaning kits. However, you can mix one part of isopropyl alcohol with one part of distilled water and using cotton or microfiber cloth, clean the screen. Another cleaning solution that can be made at home to clean LCD TV's is to mix one part of vinegar in one part of water. Pour this solution on a soft cloth and then wipe the screen.</li> <li>Take care not to spray any sort of cleaning solutions directly onto the screen. Instead take it on a piece of cloth and then wipe.</li> <li>Wipe the screen in a circular motion and be very gentle. Don't press hard.</li> <li>Also do not touch the screen with your fingers or there are chances of leaving oily prints.</li> <li>Rub a soft cotton dry cloth to completely remove excess liquid from the screen as the moisture may damage it.</li> <li>Before switching back the TV on, let the screen dry completely.</li> <li>If some stains or marks are hard to remove, don't apply pressure to remove it. Instead, repeat the cleaning procedure several times to get rid of it. For ink marks and other hard stains, you have to invest in special cleaners.</li> <li>To clean the dirt from the edges or corners use a Q-tip. Dip one end of the Q-tip in the cleaning solution and squeeze out the excess moisture from the cotton tip. Now gently drag this tip along the edges.</li> <li>Do not use cleaning solutions that contain ammonia, ethyl alcohol, acetone, toluene, ethyl acid, or methyl chloride. These chemicals can react with the LCD screen materials and damage it.</li></ul>

on Jan 18, 2011 | Flat Panel Televisions

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What is the best to use to clean fingerprints on the screen? Soap and water or glass cleaner?


I always suggest Monster Screen cleaner, It is not alcohol based and is designed for cleaning LCD screens. I use this professionally in my tv shop, this stuff is great, even removes crayon marks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=523NZbh_Qpo check out this guys review.

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My 3 year old niece touched the centre of my panasonic viera plasma screen leaving a grey "burn" mark - how do I repair or clean it off?


That will be just a discolouration, not a burn mark.
Use dilute washing up liquid and a soft clean cloth that has been wrung out almost dry, to wash the grease marks away.
Hope that helps.

Jan 15, 2011 | Flat Panel Televisions

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Plasma tv scratch


Things You’ll Need:

* Television screen cleaning products
* Cleaning schedule
* Microfiber cleaning cloth

Clean Your HDTV Screen Properly
Step1
Read the warning labels on all your household cleaning products. Even glass cleaners might not be suitable for use on an HDTV screen, so check the manufacturer's warnings before you apply anything to the screen.
Step2
Keep chemical cleaners away from your HDTV on cleaning day. The harsh chemicals found in most common cleaning products will actually cause more harm than good.
Step3
Leave liquid cleaners under your sink when cleaning your HDTV screen. A liquid cleaner, whether it be water or a chemical cleaner, will drip down the screen and work its way into the interior of the TV, causing damage to your HDTV. You will be able to easily recognize when this happens, because your screen will develop smudges.
Step4
Use a cloth to clean the HDTV screen. Ideally, you should use a cloth that is recommended for HDTV screens, computer screens and other electronics. The word "microfiber" may be imprinted on the packaging.
Step5
Wet the microfiber cloth slightly. Just a hint of dampness is all you need. If water runs out of the cloth, then it's too wet and will cause smudges.
Step6
Develop a regular cleaning schedule for your HDTV screen. If you dust the screen daily, or at least several times a week, with your microfiber cloth, no other maintenance should be necessary. Not only will frequent cleanings make caring for your HDTV easier, but they will also enhance your viewing experience.
Step7
Prevent messes by asking family members and guests not to touch the television screen. You should also try to make sure children with sticky fingers do not come in contact with the screen.
Step8
Use a high-end cleaning product if you feel that regular dusting is not sufficient. Top-of-the-line television cleaning products are ideal for use on all HDTV screens, plasma screens, projectors and are safe to use around children and animals.

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Clean the screen.


I highly recommend using an LCD screen cleaner occasionally to remove dust and debris that can collect over time - I use this on both my computer and television:

Monster Screen Cleaner

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-ScreenClean-Display-Cleaning-alcohol/dp/B000068P8W

Hope that helps.

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This may sound dumb but it has worked for me at times.. USE BLACK shoe polish the kind that comes in the little round can. Don't try to touch it up with paint because some paints eat plastic.

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