How Should I Clean an LCD Screen?

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How Should I Clean an LCD Screen?

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In most cases, the screen usually needs only a light dusting. I use a hand-held Swiffer ™ duster to dust my audio and video equipment, since this product works quite well for this job. This product is very useful for dusting where there is limited space or around more delicate components, such as a tonearm or tubes. (It is a very expensive way to do general household cleaning, so I only use these products with my A/V hardware). Old cotton dish towels, terrycloth towels, cotton diapers, or microfibre cloths also work well. If there is any grit adhering to the screen, such as may occur if the screen was out-of-doors, care must be taken to avoid scratching the surface of the display. This is usually manufactured from plastic instead of glass, which is much heavier and more scratch-resistant. The grit should be lightly blown off, if possible, or removed very carefully with a light dusting. You may need to remove larger particles by hand. For heavier cleaning jobs, such as removing a chi

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It is always best to follow manufacturer’s suggestions for product care, but generally it is safe to clean an LCD screen using a very soft, 100% cotton cloth, and a mixture of distilled water and clear vinegar. If you prefer buying ready-made products, LCD cleaners are available from electronics shops in spray bottles. While it might be tempting to use an old tee shirt for a cotton cloth, seams can potentially cause scratching. Flannel is the recommended material. You can visit a fabric shop and buy a yard of 100% untreated cotton flannel for just a few US Dollars. By purchasing a yard you’ll be able to cut new cloths when the old one gets dirty. Microfiber cloth is also a good choice. Distilled water is pure and therefore safe to clean an LCD screen. Do not use tap water, as the minerals can ruin the screen’s finish. While many people use isopropyl alcohol (not rubbing alcohol) in a 50/50 solution with distilled water, some manufacturers warn against using alcohol to clean an LCD scre

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A. Use a soft cotton cloth, a microfiber cloth or computer wipes made specifically for cleaning LCD panels. Apply a cleaning fluid that is safe for LCD panels onto the cloth, not directly onto the LCD. Water, diluted vinegar or diluted isopropyl alcohol will be safe. Do not use ammonia. Wipe gently, in one direction. Q. Should I have any concerns about putting my digital camera through the X-Ray machines at the airport? A. No, there is no evidence that putting your camera through those machines causes any harm Q. Can I get my digital photos printed on real photo paper? A. Yes, companies such as Porter’s will print your digital images on real photo paper. You can send them to us through e-mail or send/bring them to us on a photo CD, DVD, memory card or other media. Prices vary depending on the size of the print you needed. Porter’s will send your photos directly to you via US Mail or you can pick them up personally. Q. What about MPEG movie modes in digital still cameras? A. Many digita

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