How to Clean a Samsung Computer Monitor

by Brenton Shields

Computer monitors are no longer the heavy, block-shaped boxes with glass screens you used to see. They have essentially been replaced by LCD screens, like Samsung's line of LCD computer monitors, which are lighter, slicker and capable of high-definition playback. The downside to using these new monitors, however, is their tendency to collect dust and dirt. Because they are made of film, instead of glass, dust and grime can accumulate on the surface and often require cleaning. This is an easy task that can be accomplished in just a few minutes.

Cleaning your Screen

1

Turn the monitor off. Many Samsung monitors are equipped with a standby light underneath the Samsung insignia on the front of the monitor to let you know that it's off and not simply in sleep mode. Ensure it is completely off.

2

Wipe your screen once with the microfiber cloth to remove the larger dust and dirt particles.

3

Apply a little bit of the LCD solution to the microfiber cloth, leaving a good portion of it still dry.

4

Wipe away any fingerprints or remaining dirt on your screen. Be very gentle and do not press too hard on the screen. You do not want to damage the liquid crystals underneath.

5

Let the solution dry before turning the monitor back on. If necessary, repeat the process until all troublesome spots have been cleaned off.

Tip

  • Dust is pretty much an inevitability on your computer monitor, but it can be a hassle to have to clean it every single time. Instead, you can keep a can of compressed air near your monitor to get rid of large dust particles in between cleanings.

Warning

  • Do not use glass cleaners or water when cleaning a Samsung computer monitor. It will leave oily patches and anything that isn't properly dried will leave white, dripping streaks running down your screen.

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Brenton Shields began writing professionally in 2009. His work includes film reviews that appear for the online magazine Los Angeles Chronicle. He received a Bachelor of Science in social science and history from Radford University.

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