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of the 3 videos I saw for cleaning screens, the distilled water method seems the best. I have read before that because of anti-glare and other coatings on the lcd screens. think:how would you clean expensive sunglasses with UV Coatings etc?

for best safety, for monitors, tablets (any LCD/"LED" screen), and phones I would recommend Distilled water only, and a lint-free cloth (like a microfiber cloth) like the 3rd guy says, and a spray bottle. wipe the screen gently.

avoid using thumbnails too much on monitors, that can leave a permanent smudge on the monitor. avoid using fingernails if you can at all.

never press very hard on the screen. it's a very thin glass. there are tiny transistors under the glass that can break, and you could have permanent issues with your display.

if you just use a wet [microfiber] cloth alone to clean the screen you will get dirt wiped around in the pattern of the path of your hand. it's not desirable because the dust will still be on the screen despite the wet-wiping. get the majority of the junk off first and deal with the minor stuff later with your wet cloth.

I have not had so much a problem with scratching with dust as some have said. but my stuff is not big and expensive and I don't know what those displays are like, mine is cheap. I can't tell if the display got scratched by dust because of the uneven surface of LCD monitors. I think 2 of mine are expensive old monitors or something. I notice no real difference, and they don't "scratch".

  1. idea is to dust off the monitor of the easy stuff. you have 2 choices that I know of:
    • dust the monitor's dirt off with canned air duster.
      • canned air safety (yes, this is for real):
        • avoid pressing the trigger too hard, this acts as -60°F freeze spray and probably won't be good for your monitor to say the least. there are transistors within the glass and sensors if it's a touch-screen, and the difference in temperature causes physical stress in that area, maybe not, but it could stress-fracture something just from tempterature. the freezing temperatures also cause condensation.
        • try not to breathe the stuff, it's a gas that's heavier than air and you don't want it in your lungs, it could possibly displace/replace oxygen. so don't use a lot of it.
        • test the canned air away from the monitor to get your technique down.
      • of course, canned air makes a billowy mess and the dust settles SOMEWHERE, and the dust usually falls back on the monitor and table and computer, carpet behind the computer. :-/ my personal choice is step #2.
    • if dust is bad and gets caked on like in my house, use your hand to carefully wipe the screen. hand should not be oily and should be clean and dry. clean your hands afterwards - for me this is as simple as rubbing my hands together over the garbage can and going for another round. this should get the major portion of dust off.
  2. put DISTILLED water (not tap) into a spray bottle. tap water has rust, chemicals, and such in it (it's not clean).
  3. avoid spraying the monitor. spray the CLOTH instead.
  4. get a microfiber or lint-free cloth and GENTLY AS POSSIBLE wipe the screen.