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Cleaning Your LED or LCD Monitor Screen

With normal use over time, electronics like monitors get dusty. Taking a few minutes to clean the screen makes your monitor look new. With a few precautions, cleaning is fast and safe.

Precautions Before Starting

Make sure to read the WARNINGS below before you start cleaning to keep from damaging your monitor.

Samsung LED LCD Monitor Cleaning
  • To avoid the risk of electric shock, make sure your hands are dry before unplugging your monitor from an electrical outlet, or plugging your monitor into one.
  • When you clean your monitor, do not press down on the LCD/LED screen. Pressing down on the screen can scratch or damage your display. Pressure damage is not covered under warranty.
  • Use only cleansers made specifically for cleaning monitors and monitor screens. Cleansers not made to clean monitors and monitor screens can scratch the LCD/LED display or strip off the finish (at the bottom of this article is more information about appropriate cleansing solutions).
  • Do not spray any kind of liquid directly onto the screen or case of your monitor. Spraying liquids directly onto the screen or case can cause damage which is not covered under warranty.
  • Do not use paper towels or abrasive pads to clean your monitor. Using an abrasive pad or any wood based paper product such as paper towels can scratch your LCD/LED screen (at the bottom of this article is more information about appropriate cleaning cloths).

Cleaning your Monitor

Do not spray or apply any liquids directly onto the monitor. Always apply the solution to your microfiber cloth first, not directly on the parts you are cleaning.

To clean your LCD/LED safely, follow these steps:

  1. Power off the monitor and computer.
  2. Disconnect the power cord.
  3. Gently wipe the surface using a clean, dry microfiber cloth. Use as little pressure as possible.

To remove tough marks and smudges, follow these steps:

  1. Power off the monitor and computer.
  2. Disconnect the power cord.
  3. Spray a small amount of non-abrasive cleanser on a microfiber cloth.
  4. Gently wipe the surface. Use as little pressure as possible.
  5. Wait until your monitor is completely dry before plugging it in and powering it up.

Cleaning Cloths

GOOD:

  • To clean your monitor, we recommend using a Double-sided Microfiber Cloth. Besides being extremely soft and non-abrasive, these cloths are non-electrostatic which is ideal for cleaning LCD/LED screens. Just be sure to remove the tags from the cloth before using it on your screen. You do not want to scratch your screen with the tags.

BAD:

  • Paper Towels
  • Facial Tissues
  • Any kind of rough or coarse cloth

Cleaning Solutions

DO NOT USE cleaners that contain chemical agents listed below in the BAD list.

GOOD:

    Use a cleaning solution specifically made for cleaning LCD/LED monitors (you can find the cleaning solutions below and similar cleaning solutions at various electronic and online retailers).

  • ScreenClean
  • ScreenKleen
  • Etc.

BAD:

  • Acetone
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • Ethyl Acid
  • Ammonia
  • Methyl Chloride
  • Vinegar

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