How To Clean A Monitor: Easy To Follow Steps

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If you're wondering how to clean your monitor, we're here to help with our straightforward, easy to follow guide.

Monitors can often collect all kinds of dust, debris and of course, germs, so we recommend regularly cleaning your display.

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Having a clean display is not only hygienic but can be essential for things like photo and video editing or helping provide you with an immersive gaming experience.

Because a monitor is an electrical product, cleaning it requires more attention than most household surfaces and there are certain products you shouldn't use.

Many displays, especially some of the best gaming monitors, can be a hefty investment and so cleaning your monitor properly, without damaging it, can be an important task.

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So, in this article, we're going to take you through an easy and safe way to properly clean your monitor.

Let's get into it!

How To Clean A Monitor

Here are some simple steps you can follow to clean your monitor. In order to do this, you will need a clean microfibre cloth and a 'monitor friendly' cleaning spray.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED! Kits like this are purpose built for screens

Step 1: Firstly, turn off your monitor. This is important for your safety and to help prevent damage to your display.

Turning off your display also makes it easier to see what you're doing as smudges, fingerprints and dust on a black screen is more visible.

Step 2: Secondly, use a microfibre cloth and gently wipe the monitor screen. If you press too hard on your display you can damage it.

Step 3: Next, if there are still marks and dirt on your display you'll want to use a cleaning fluid that is designed for monitors.

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Never spray the fluid directly onto the screen as this could cause it to seep into the monitor and damage the internals.

Instead, spray or dab the liquid onto the cloth, ensuring you wring out any excess fluid and then carefully wipe the screen in a smooth motion.

Step 4: Finally, take a clean, dry microfibre cloth and wipe the display.

It is important that there is no moisture on the monitor once your turn it back on, so ensure it is completely dry before doing so.

And there you have it, now you can clean your monitor with confidence.

Can I use alcohol wipes to clean my monitor?

Some regard alcohol as a corrosive substance and the same can be said for ammonia-based cleaners, like Windex for example.

You'll want to make sure that you're not using either on your monitor, as this could result in some damage to the screen itself.

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Remember, that many monitors have anti-reflective coatings on them, which needs to be handled with care.

Can I use wet wipes to clean my monitor?

Yes, if they're certified as safe for monitors, TVs and other screens. Remember, you'll want to avoid anything which has a potentially corrosive agent. Check the label before using and to avoid any heartbreak!

Specifically designed wipes for electronics are a quick way of keeping on top of things and store away nicely too, so they're well worth looking into.

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EASY FIX: Wipes like these are specifically designed for electronics

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