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How to Clean a Laptop Screen

Dust, fingerprints, and smudges are all attracted to a laptop screen, so get a better view with a cleaner screen.


  • Step 1: Read computer manual Read your computer's manual for cleaning product restrictions before you clean your screen.
  • Step 2: Wipe the screen Turn off your monitor. Wipe the screen softly with a dry cotton ball or dry cotton cloth to remove any dust.
  • Step 3: Mix solution Mix a solution of 50 percent distilled water with 50 percent isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle.
  • TIP: You can also use 50 percent vinegar and a 50 percent distilled water solution.
  • Step 4: Spray cotton ball Spray the cotton ball or cotton cloth with the solution.
  • : Do not spray the solution directly onto the computer screen.
  • Step 5: Wipe the screen Wipe the screen gently, in a circular motion.
  • Step 6: Enjoy your clean screen Enjoy your clean screen.
  • FACT: Did you know? Fifty to 90 percent of people working with computers have symptoms of computer eyestrain.

You Will Need

  • Your computer's user manual
  • Cotton balls or a cotton cloth
  • Distilled water
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • A spray bottle
  • White vinegar (optional)

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