Cleaning a Laptop screen

  Jake_027 13:48 19 Feb 2007

I have an acer laptop and the screen has fingerprints and dust on it, but I am unsure what to use. I saw some wipes in PC World yesterday for £5 but can i not just use a damp cloth? It has a crystalbrite coating on it so I don't want to scratch or damage it. What would be the best thing to use?

Thanks in advance


  mike1967 13:51 19 Feb 2007

Damp cloth does work ok, but I've gone to buying them

  silverous 13:57 19 Feb 2007

Damp cloth can sometimes leave streaks in my experience depending on the kind of cloth. I use "Screen-Clene" duo from a company called AF. There are 2 wipes in a sachet - one is wet the other dry. Works well.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:57 19 Feb 2007

get a glasses cleaning cloth from an opticians and damp it soapy water

  wee eddie 14:42 19 Feb 2007

to do your cleaning while the Laptop is turned off.

On my old laptop I use a lint free cloth and very dilute washing-up liquid. For the first couple of years I used fancy, purpose made, cloths. The difference is hard to tell

  David4637 14:19 20 Feb 2007

Use a soft damp cloth, if it cleans the muck off thats better than using chemicals. David

  Wabadaw Sleeve 14:31 20 Feb 2007

I use the "Coated Lens Cleaner" from Specsavers costing £2 a can. Spray on to an optical cleaning cloth and it works a treat. It's good for the casing and keyboard too.

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