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How to Clean an LCD Screen

Use a few household ingredients to keep a clear, sharp image on your LCD screen without clouding or scratching it.


  • Step 1: Turn off monitor Turn off your LCD monitor.
  • Step 2: Mix solution Mix a solution of 50 percent distilled water with 50 percent isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle.
  • TIP: You can substitute white vinegar for the isopropyl alcohol.
  • : Do not use tap water, which may contain chemicals that can cloud your screen.
  • Step 3: Spray the cotton cloth Spray the cotton cloth with the solution. Do not spray the solution directly onto your computer screen.
  • TIP: Avoid paper towels, tissues, or old rags, which can scratch and damage the LCD screen and leave particles behind.
  • Step 4: Wipe the screen Gently wipe the screen in a circular motion.
  • Step 5: Let the screen dry Let the screen dry before turning the monitor back on.
  • FACT: Did you know? LCD screens use as little as 40 percent of the electricity consumed by traditional cathode ray tube monitors.

You Will Need

  • Distilled water
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • A spray bottle
  • A soft cotton cloth
  • White vinegar (optional)

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