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Many people clean their modern TV screen as simply as in cleaning a window or mirror. A small mistake can damage the device over time and put a financial burden on the user as they may have to pay for repairs or even buy a new TV. The correct way is actually very simple and requires no specific knowledge but only some time and precision and the end result are much better.
How to prepare your TV for cleaning?
- Turn off the TV first. The main reason is simple: we will see blemishes and blemishes better on the dark screen.
- If possible, call someone to help, even if the TV is larger, firmly gripping it so that it does not move too much during cleaning or may even fall to the ground if we have it on the cabinet in the living room.
- The screen needs to be cleaned using a microfiber cloth. It can be bought in any supermarkets, mostly comes in a set of three or five, and don’t cost you a fortune ($1- $2)
- The TV screen can only be properly cleaned with a dry cloth, which should be clean. For particularly stubborn stains, it can be wetted, but not dripping from it, the cloth should only be damp, with distilled water.
How to clean TV screen?
- Most TV screen makers recommend cleaning in a circular motion because this way less dirt is pushed towards the edges of the screen or even below it.
- If the screen has not been cleaned for a very long time, collect the larger particles of dirt or dust with an extra microfiber cloth.
- Never use too much force during the cleaning or press the cloth more firmly against the screen. This may damage individual pixels (or so-called pixels), which in turn may start to show color anomalies.
- If we are really rough, the screen under our fingers can even crack. Modern TVs have much more sensitive screens than the old “box” models.
What not to do when cleaning TV screens?
Modern TV screens are not the same as cleaning a mirror or windows.
- Never use ammonia-containing cleaners (found in huge glass surface sprays), ethyl alcohol or ethanol, and solvents such as ethyl acetate, toluene, and acetone.
- Nothing even distilled water or dedicated cleaners for electronic devices that often contain an isopropyl alcohol solution, can be sprayed directly onto the screen. Cleaner can leak under the edges of the screen and damage the electronic circuitry inside the TV.
- Do not use paper towels or toilet paper when wiping the screen. They may contain larger cellulose fibers that can damage the screen surface. If possible, always use a clean microfiber cloth.