Computers and laptops have become an integral part of our daily lives. Daily use of laptops and computers can cause internal component damage as well as damage to external peripherals such as mice, keyboards, and monitor screens.
Screens are one of the most important components of any electronic device. Whether you have a smartphone, computer, or laptop, the screen and monitor should be cleaned regularly because they may contain dust, stains, fingerprints, and other contaminants.
Cleaning computer components is as simple as rubbing them with a cloth dampened with or without liquid. However, it does not apply to screens.
How to clean a computer screen?
Most people use a rough cloth dampened with water to clean their computer and laptop screens. This can damage the screen and spread dust mites and stains instead. There are several methods for safely cleaning a computer screen. Cleaning fluids and kits are frequently used to maintain computer screens. To clean a computer screen, follow these steps:
Use microfiber cloths
Lint-free cleaning cloths don’t lose fibers from rubbing against surfaces. This means that the screen does not produce static electricity or scratch the glass. Microfiber cloths (the type of cloth used to clean glasses and screens) can easily remove dust and fingerprint stains.
When the screen cleaning process begins, run a cloth over the screen the length of the screen. Don’t stop wiping midway as cleaning halfway through can make it worse.
Unplug the monitors and laptop screens
When cleaning your computer screen, turn off the power by unplugging the system and monitor. When using liquids, there is a greater risk of electric shock if it is left on. As a result, turn off the electrical appliance before cleaning.
If you’re cleaning a laptop screen, you can do it anyway. However, it is preferable to leave the electric screen blank again so that you do not notice the LED screen.
A good way to clean computer and laptop screens is to blow the foam or liquid into the center of the screen and then clean in a circular motion starting from the center. While cleaning the computer screen, avoid pressing on it as this may cause damage to the screen. It is preferable to repeat this process several times until the stains are removed from the frame of your laptop or computer screen.
Things to avoid
Certain daily habits and activities harm computers and laptops, as well as shorten the life of screens and monitors. Things to avoid include:
Do not clean computer screens with household cloths because they are usually rough, which can damage the screen and cause scratches. It is best to avoid using paper towels, tea towels, handkerchiefs, or very thick towels on a daily basis. They may appear soft, but they can scratch your computer screen.
Homemade cleaning solutions or liquids
Another thing to avoid when cleaning a computer or laptop screen is using a low-cost or homemade cleaning solution. Cleaning fluids sold in stores are made with specific formulas for cleaning items, but homemade liquids can be far more contaminated than they can be cleaned.
Vacuum cleaners are frequently used to remove stubborn dust, but using one to clean a computer screen can be hazardous. If it moves too quickly, it can permanently damage the screen. We recommend using extreme caution when cleaning with it or better avoiding it.
If you’re careful, computer monitors and laptop screens are very simple to clean. Never use rags or household clothes to clean computer screens. It is always preferable to clean with a microfiber cloth and a few drops of cleaning solution. That’s it, you do not need to do anything else to keep a computer or laptop’s screen clean.
Chandan Kushwaha is chief editor at Digital Bachat. He has a mastery in computer applications and hardwares, which is why he has been covering computer and laptop topics for three years.