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Michael Allred

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I just got a 27" Sony WS HDTV with an LCD screen and I had used a microfiber cloth to dust it but what about when it actually *needs* to be cleaned? Smoke build-up, whatever. What and how do I clean off the LCD screen?
 

Jari K

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Here´s google-search, you probably find plenty of info there:
"clean + LCD" - Google-haku

I believe there are special "cleaning kits" and such. I use only microfiber cloth to wipe of the dust. Haven´t used any water yet..

Best advice is to teach the kids (own, relatives, etc) NOT to touch the LCD-screen. It´s "nr.1 rule" in my house when it comes to LCD. "Look, but don´t touch" ;) It´s not glass (which you can easily clean).
 

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Absolutely DO NOT clean with an ammonia-based cleaner (Windex, etc...). This will damage the outer layer of the screen. I use plain tap water (distilled is preferred) and a damp diaper-soft mocrofiber cloth when necessary.
 

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Also, if your going to use a liquid (water, or non-alcohol, non-ammonia cleaner) wait for the screen to cool after use, don't clean a warm screen.
 

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Ok so basically;

dust it off with a microfiber cloth

clean it with distilled water (I bought a jug that is labelled "distilled" so I would assume that's it) using a microfiber cloth. don't clean until it's cooled off and wait for it to dry completely before turning it back on.

that about it?
 

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i would just buy a solution from the manufacturer.. i got a phillips solution for my phjillips lcd
 

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I've found the Unscented Parent's Choice baby wipes from Wal Mart are very similar to the "cleansing clothes" that I bougth costing far more. They are non-detergent, non-perfumed, and very sensitive. Basically it's a very mild soap and distilled water. I usually follow that with a wipe-down with a micro-fiber cloth to wipe off the little smudges so common in a home with young children, and it seems to work great. I haven't noticed any issues with our LCD from it, and I've been doing it almost daily for months. God, having young kids is hard on equipment!
 

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