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    Cleaning TFT screens!

    One of my cleaners thought it would be helpful to run her cloth over some of our TFT screens resulting in horrid smears on them now - one of the flipping screens was brand new as well!

    What's the best option for getting the screens looking normal again?

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    We fill up a spray bottle with deionized water from our science department. It works really well for cleaning screens.

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    A damp micro fibre cloth... nothing else

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    We have hard glass fronted Neovo TFT's and the best and quickest way we have found to clean them is with Mr Muscles glass cleaner and a micro-fibre cloth, one tiny spray on the glass is all it takes and it leaves no smears and looking like brand new.

    Technician can clean a whole suite of 32 workstations in around 10 mins.

    Very cheap too
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    oddly KFC Handwipes. Followed by a bit of kitchen towel followed by a lint free micro fibre cloth. May take time doing it but keeps the screens clean for a term at a time...any smudges or hand prints and i rinse and repeat as needed

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    I use window cleaner with a micro fibre cloth.

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    I hope your window cleaner doesn't contain ammonia.

    To clean a TFT screen properly, it is important to remember you are dealing with plastic, not glass. Traditional glass cleaners usually contain alcohol or ammonia, which is harmless on glass but detrimental to plastic. Never use household glass cleaners to clean a TFT monitor, since the ammonia or alcohol will eventually cause the plastic to turn yellow and degrade. Instead, many experts suggest using clean water and a lint-free microfiber cloth designed for cleaning optics. A small amount of a weak acid such as vinegar could be added to the water if the TFT monitor is heavily contaminated with surface dirt or other substances. The cloth should only be slightly damp, and wiping should be in a vertical/horizontal direction. A dry cloth should be used to remove any trace of moisture. Use a very light touch, and only clean a TFT monitor when the power has been turned off. (Source)

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    A rock tumbler will get the most stubborn marks off or a micro fibre cloth

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    I use foam cleaner and some blue paper roll.

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    AF Screen-Clene or AF Foamclene

    http://www1.af-net.com/docs/screen.asp
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    They sound like a dodgy cash in, but the tubs of screen wipes actually do clean soft LCD monitors very well - they don't leave any streaks and they work fairly well for lifting off various tea & sneeze stains from my screens...

    Also: ethanol "borrowed" from Science cleans just about anything - especially the horrible gunk left behind when you've peeled off the fifteen stickers from the palm rest of a new laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Also: ethanol "borrowed" from Science cleans just about anything - especially the horrible gunk left behind when you've peeled off the fifteen stickers from the palm rest of a new laptop
    Also good for cleaning old heat transfer compound off CPUs and getting pen off smartboards.

    ......and according to techguy it's delicious when mixed with bitter lemon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Also: ethanol "borrowed" from Science cleans just about anything - especially the horrible gunk left behind when you've peeled off the fifteen stickers from the palm rest of a new laptop
    This plus an equal ammount of distilled water is actually what most of the screen cleaning products are actually made off and is generally what the manufacturers suggest. They like to dilute it a bit so that it does not strip the anti reflective coating but applying that with a Microfibre cloth generally works really well and is comparitivly really cheap. It is what we use to clean them. On an additional pluss side the formula works great at cleaning off human oil gunk off the rest of the computer as well so you can just clean the whole thing with it if required. Helps us a lot in removing the laptops from the envelope of ICK that the staff generally envelope them with.

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    I use a tiny drop of washing up liquid in warm water, make sure the monitors have not been switched on and are cold (very important I have found )

    I then use a nice soft cloth that is damp and warm not wet, and then dry with a soft clean cloth works great and is cheap more to the point.

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