Best and safest way to clean an LCD Screen?

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    What is the best way to clean an LCD screen?

    I used to use Kensington Screen Guaradian and
    a paper towel on my CRT.

    I assume Kensington Screen Guardian can also
    be used for an LCD screen but not confident a
    paper towel would be a good idea.

    By the way, the description on Kensington Screen
    Guardian reads:

    Non-abrasive cleaner for notebook, anti-glare
    and polarized computer screens
     
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    For my Lcd Screen..... I just use water and a soft face cloth (one of my wifes expensive ones) I rub in a circular problem and it has worked like a charm!!! It even took Colored Pencil off flawlessly!
    And Best of all its Cheap!!! [​IMG]
    Oh and as long as the paper towel isnt a generic, but instead a better one (scott, Brawny) It will work fine. Ive used that to!
     
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    oh by the way I want your car[​IMG]
     
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    You may also want to try those micro fiber clothes that you can get when you buy a pair of sunglasses. But a damn paper towel works great. I would stay away from the toilet paper since it get's paper fibers everywhere!
     
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    Oops, I meant damp!!!!
     
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    Ron, I've been using those Lenscrafters wipes on my new Sony Clie and it's new protective screen. Non-alcoholic, Non-abrasive. They seem to be a microfibre cloth like was mentioned above. Again, circular motion, not too forceful.

    I had paper towel recommended to me too however

    1. It's quite abrasive
    2. It can leave those 'paper towel crumbs' if you're not careful.

    The Lenscrafters wipes are $5 Canadian for a 20 pack. Next time I go to Costco I'm going to see if they have anything similar in bulk/cheap prices. I'll let you know.

    By the way Ron, if you ever get tired of your Handspring, try the new color Sony Clie's if you get a chance. I love it (PEG-T615) SO much better than my old Handspring and it gets a LOT more use. Memory Sticks are cool!

    Good luck with the cleaner search!
     
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    At my local computer store, they had a cleaning kit put from a company called Klear Screen. There is a bottle of solution, and some very soft cloths. It's meant for laptop and handheld LCDs. I've used it for quite some time now (one bottle lasts awhile), and it works great.
     
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    Thanks Stephen, I'll check it out!
     
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    Never use paper towels to clean screens!
     
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    that's exactly what I thought...
     
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    some soapy warm water and a soft cloth (diaper cloth is awesome for this) is all you really need.
    my friend used the kensington stuff. it just left this gummy film on her screen. [​IMG]
     

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