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  1. WhiteLotus

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    What's the best way to clean a monitor with absolutely no proper products for it?
     
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    isopropyl alcohol should do a good job
     
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    and that is found in what now?
     
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    Umm... you have 1120 posts here and you don't know that? :roll:
    It's rubbing alcohol.
     
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    isopropanol/isopropyl you can find at a pharmacy it's rubbing alcohol it comes in 70% 90% 99% use a Tek or J-Cloth. you can also buy pre-applied wipes

    - Christine
     
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    as hat said, its commonly found in rubbing alcohol, one thing thats found in a lot of people's house.

    also, glass cleaners such as windex also work.
     
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    ah i see, and the 1220 post is because I'm learning!

    Thanks guys.
     
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    [​IMG] do not use windex or any glass cleaner on an LCD.

    - Christine
     
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    i know they're fine on glass, like crt's or imacs.. but i've use windex on my lcd without any ill effects, can you enlighten me?
     
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    LCD's are not made of glass it can damage the screen. "LCD Cleaner" is just 50% Isopropanol 50% Water.

    - Christine
     
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    I would not use that, as you do not want to wear down the outer thin pane of glass. Its thin enough, don't need to make it thinner. :p

    Edit: Thought they were, what is the outer pane made of? An acrylic based substance?
     
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    i know that most aren't made from glass.. and i know that most lcd cleaners are composed on isopropanol.. and im asking for an elaboration on why i cant use windex on lcd's.. cause like i said, i've done that countless times without any ill effects..
     
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    it's probably cheaper just to pick up the things you need at a pharmacy some commercial LCD Cleaners can run up to $30, Isopropanol/Isopropyl 70% should do it, it's mixed with 30% Water, use a lint free cloth like a Tek or J-Cloth unscrew the lid put the cloth on top, tilt it just to dampen.

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    Well Windex and stuff contain ammonia. It won't damage your screen much at first, but if you keep using it, it can over time.
     
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    probably but it's just something you learn like the 10 commandments, im not a [​IMG]

    you can probably find out via google with a tv query because windex is a no no too.

    - Christine
     
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    ah ok, thank you for clarifying :toast:
     
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    Would a microfiber cloth and bit of water be safe? I have used that once before and didn't seem to hurt anything.
     
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    No problem.

    Yeah. Windex is fine on CRT's since they have such a think pane of glass, but on LCD's, the thin pane is so thin, the ammonia in the Windex may/can start harming it.
     
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    Microfiber cloth is no good if it's been used already.

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    acperience7 says thanks.

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