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#1 La Princess

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 02:06 AM

What is a good why to clean the glass (whatever), It has somehow gotten smear marks??? streaks?? No, kids, I am the only one here so I can't imagine how they get there to begin with. Once in a while I will run a "Swiffer" cloth over to get off the dust but other than that....maybe my cat has been doing some chatting or visiting porn sites when I'm asleep or something :thumbsup: I tried eyeglass cleaner with a soft cloth didn't work (leery of how much pressure) Anyway, what is a good, easy and inexpensive way to keep my monitor clean and streak free? Again, any help appreciated.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 11:59 AM

Any good glass cleaner will work well on a glass screen, a little diluted dish soap on a damp (not wet) rag should clean the other areas. Just be careful not to drip liquids through the air vents on the monitor case.
If you cat continually smiles, install a porn blocker.
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#3 La Princess

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 04:34 PM

:thumbsup: Thanks so very much John much appreciated.

If you cat continually smiles, install a porn blocker.

:flowers: I guess that is what I am going to do....first the V chip on the TV now here :trumpet: She's a "freaky girl" I guess. :inlove:
Thanks again John.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 01:39 PM

La Princess: I've always used plain old Windex or generic equal. Suggest it not be sprayed directly, but sprayed on a clean cloth (old T-shirts work great). I have a small vacuum cleaner to remove dust on the exterior....wiping tends to push the dust into the case thru the vents (where breeding takes place and dust bunnies are created)..

Regarding cats, click on my avatar to see what my cat does at night :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 April 2005 - 01:43 PM

Regarding cats, click on my avatar to see what my cat does at night :flowers:

This may be :trumpet: but :cool: ?


Edit: In order to avoid any misconception. I'd like to clarify that the "Off Topic Sign" is directed only towards my above post. :thumbsup:

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Edited by scarlett, 08 April 2005 - 07:59 AM.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 07:16 PM

Thanks all of you for the help, all much appreciated :inlove: Especially

I have a small vacuum cleaner to remove dust on the exterior....wiping tends to push the dust into the case thru the vents (where breeding takes place and dust bunnies are created)..

Great idea...I always wondered what that thing was used for... :thumbsup: since getting my computer I don't use that stuff much :flowers: usually have to get out the ownwers manual just to find out how to use any of them things j/k :trumpet:

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 10:02 PM

~ I prefer to use products that I'm certain will not mar or harm my LCD monitor (I'm not clear about what yours is) and I love having options...so simply for the sake of providing you with a couple more,
there's:

Monitor Lizard

and

Klear Screen

I've used Staples brand monitor cleaner and it works well, too.

Edited by Ladyfirst, 14 April 2005 - 10:12 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 12:43 PM

What is a good why to clean the glass (whatever), It has somehow gotten smear marks??? streaks??


Good advice from LadyFirst. You didn't mention if your monitor was LCD or CRT. With a CRT - use Windex - and it's safer to spray it on the cloth/paper towel first, not on the screen where it can leak down into the case at the bottom of the screen.

But for LCD - it's not glass, it's usually plastic - don't use Windex, and don't use paper towels. Use a soft cleaning cloth, along with the products mentioned, or alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is recommended but I wouldn't use it because it will leave streaks. I prefer CD-cleaning isopropyl alcohol, available at Wal-Mart or other places, sometimes in larger quantities.

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 02:57 PM

I use Nice -N- Clean wipes, they are safe for any type of monitor and can be purchased at Walmart or any computer store. :thumbsup:
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:44 PM

But for LCD - it's not glass, it's usually plastic - don't use Windex, and don't use paper towels. Use a soft cleaning cloth, along with the products mentioned, or alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is recommended but I wouldn't use it because it will leave streaks. I prefer CD-cleaning isopropyl alcohol, available at Wal-Mart or other places, sometimes in larger quantities.

I agree with rubbing alcohol being a very bad idea. AKA isopropyl alcohol.
Instead, the quoted CD product sounds promising, but I never used it.
The best for me:
USP ethyl alcohol. It leaves no deposits, ever. Available in a drug store.
Or Polish vodka. Very clean. No deposits, no smudges, and cats don't like it anyway :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 05:53 PM

I have read websites that say you can just clean your screen with water and paper towel (not kleenex). Thats what i do and it works great.

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:10 PM

What a waste of good Vodka!
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Posted 25 April 2005 - 05:32 PM

On my LCD monitor on my notebook I use a "Micro fibre cloth" and distilled water. Works great. No streaks and of course wipe gently. :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:17 AM

most users ignore the inside of their screen and I use a quick program that does it automatically. clic http://www.clean-your-screen-for-free-now.com/ and when it loads you can see it start to clean all of the dust off the inside of your monitor
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:28 AM

Good one... :thumbsup: :flowers:
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