Cleaning an LCD screen

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  1. I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
    wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
    it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
    is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special liquid/product to
    do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
    the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
    difference

    cheers all


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    ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·, Mar 3, 2004
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  2. ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·

    Lee Guest

    ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.· wrote:

    > I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
    > wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
    > it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
    > is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special liquid/product to
    > do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
    > the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
    > difference


    To clean my notebook screen I use a microfibre cloth and lens solution
    from the opticians, which is intended for use with plastic lenses.
    Hasn't marked it yet... :)

    Or the likes of PCWorld etc do screen wipes which the box says is
    intended for use with LCD screens.

    Just beware that paper based "cloth" can scratch...

    Lee
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    Lee, Mar 3, 2004
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  3. ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·

    TopGeezer Guest

    > To clean my notebook screen I use a microfibre cloth and lens solution
    > from the opticians, which is intended for use with plastic lenses.
    > Hasn't marked it yet... :)
    >
    > Or the likes of PCWorld etc do screen wipes which the box says is
    > intended for use with LCD screens.
    >
    > Just beware that paper based "cloth" can scratch...
    >
    > Lee
    > --


    Agreed with microfibre cloth..though only use a solution if you have
    to...try plain old water first...make sure the cloth does not have any grit
    on it and try to use the cloth only for this purpose.
     
    TopGeezer, Mar 3, 2004
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  4. ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·

    Justin C Guest

    On Wed, 3 Mar 2004 12:36:37 -0000, ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·
    <lister@eastcoastpc> wrote:
    > I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
    > wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
    > it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
    > is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special liquid/product to
    > do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
    > the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
    > difference


    I use Screenwash from Widget Software (www.widgetsoftware.com). I bought
    it years ago to keep my Psion 5mx screen clean. Comes with a cloth and
    some anti-static cleaner that *allegedly* puts a protective coating on
    your screen. Yes it's not cheap but I bought it for a screen on which a
    stylus would be used and therefor required some protection.

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    Justin C, by the sea.
     
    Justin C, Mar 3, 2004
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  5. "Justin C" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Wed, 3 Mar 2004 12:36:37 -0000, ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·
    > <lister@eastcoastpc> wrote:
    > > I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
    > > wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
    > > it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
    > > is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special

    liquid/product to
    > > do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
    > > the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
    > > difference

    >
    > I use Screenwash from Widget Software (www.widgetsoftware.com). I bought
    > it years ago to keep my Psion 5mx screen clean. Comes with a cloth and
    > some anti-static cleaner that *allegedly* puts a protective coating on
    > your screen. Yes it's not cheap but I bought it for a screen on which a
    > stylus would be used and therefor required some protection.
    >
    > --
    > Justin C, by the sea.


    Cheers all for the reply's..

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    ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·, Mar 3, 2004
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  6. ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·

    Dave Higton Guest

    "·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·" wrote:

    > I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
    > wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
    > it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a
    > few. is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special
    > liquid/product to do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks..
    > ? the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
    > difference


    I tend to find liquid unneccessary. For my CRT, I just use "Allsop CD/DVD
    FastWipes". They're round, dry, non-abrasive cloths. Just [very] gently
    rubbing them over a smear is usually enough. I think there has only been
    1 or 2 trimes when I've had to dampen the cloth with a drop of water (or
    just breath on the affected screen area!) first. I did try some monitor
    wipes ages ago, but they left too much residue.

    I got the "FastWipes" free from Blackstar, with points, a while back, but
    the closest thing they seem to actually sell is these:

    http://www.blackstar.co.uk/accessories/item/5000000001016


    Dave.
     
    Dave Higton, Mar 3, 2004
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  7. ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·

    John Smith Guest

    I use the PCWorld ones but find they dry incredibly quickly if the monitor
    is warm so tend to use them on a swtiched off cool monitor.


    "Dave Higton" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns94A1C72648BD1djhigtonhotmailcom@130.133.1.4...
    > "·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·" wrote:
    >
    > > I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
    > > wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
    > > it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a
    > > few. is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special
    > > liquid/product to do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks..
    > > ? the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
    > > difference

    >
    > I tend to find liquid unneccessary. For my CRT, I just use "Allsop CD/DVD
    > FastWipes". They're round, dry, non-abrasive cloths. Just [very] gently
    > rubbing them over a smear is usually enough. I think there has only been
    > 1 or 2 trimes when I've had to dampen the cloth with a drop of water (or
    > just breath on the affected screen area!) first. I did try some monitor
    > wipes ages ago, but they left too much residue.
    >
    > I got the "FastWipes" free from Blackstar, with points, a while back, but
    > the closest thing they seem to actually sell is these:
    >
    > http://www.blackstar.co.uk/accessories/item/5000000001016
    >
    >
    > Dave.
     
    John Smith, Mar 3, 2004
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  8. ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·

    Trevor Best Guest

    ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.· wrote:

    > I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
    > wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
    > it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
    > is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special liquid/product to
    > do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
    > the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
    > difference
    >
    > cheers all
    >
    >

    DO NOT USE MR MUSCLE!!!! I speak from experience <g>


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    Trevor Best, Mar 3, 2004
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  9. "Trevor Best" <nospam@localhost> wrote in message
    news:40465f9e$0$21563$...
    > ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.· wrote:
    >
    > > I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
    > > wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
    > > it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
    > > is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special

    liquid/product to
    > > do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
    > > the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
    > > difference
    > >
    > > cheers all
    > >
    > >

    > DO NOT USE MR MUSCLE!!!! I speak from experience <g>
    >


    Hehe.. only for very stubbon stains... :)
     
    ·.¸¸.·´¯` Lister ´¯`·.¸¸.·, Mar 4, 2004
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