Most households don't have special cleaning agents around to clean an LCD monitor. Not to worry, there are some everyday items around that can do the job just as well. You are going to need the softest cloth you can find. Eyeglass cloths work very well but an old cotton T-shirt can do the trick. When cleaning flat panel monitors the safest solution is a mixture of distilled water and Isopropyl Alcohol, dilute Isopropyl Alcohol (not Rubbing Alcohol, as it may contain oil) into a solution of no greater than 50% alcohol and 50% with distilled water / deionized water. Purified / bottled water works well too. A 50/50 mix of white vinegar and distilled water is also effective.

Screen Cleaning

Tap water or other types of water are not suitable for screen cleaning and neither are other types of alcohol so make sure you get it right. 1. Turn off your flat panel monitor. If you thought the screen looked bad when it was switched on, get ready. The streaks and smudges look even more pronounced on the black screen. 2. Put the solution in a small atomizer bottle (small spray bottles are available from most Dollar stores), the type that you push from the top to get a fine mist. Don't use this, however, to spray onto the screen itself. Spray the solution onto your cloth. * Beware of excessive use of the cleaning solution. You do not want the solution to be able to run down the screen. Liquids can find their way under the bottom of the screen and may cause your monitor to be rendered useless. You don't need a paperweight. Careful screen cleaning can keep your favorite monitor functioning at its optimum. Spraying Cleaner onto LCD Screen
Note: Example of what NOT to do. Never spray directly on the screen!! 3. Make one pass lightly to clean away the big stuff. Then, refold your cloth so that you are using a new area. * It is important to remember to take care not to put pressure onto the screen. The surface of an LCD monitor is softer than the older CRT monitors and is more susceptible to damage from pressure. If you have to spend more time cleaning one area for a stubborn spot then make gentle circles. Pressing the screen can damage it. 4. Spray some more mixture on your cloth and methodically wipe your screen from top to bottom, right to left. 5. Turn on your screen, you're done! One final tip. As easy as it may seem you should never have your monitor powered on while screen cleaning. Screen Cleaning by PC Apprentice 2009 - 2017 “Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork.” -Sam Ewing