Tips and Q&A to Clean A Laptop Screen

Laptop screens tend to collect dust, food particles and other debris that starts to look unattractive after a while. It’s important to use very gentle supplies to clean your laptop screen, since the LCD surface is easily damaged. Here are attached tips and Q&A for your reference.


Tissues, napkins, and other paper products will leave flakes of paper on your monitor. It’s better to not even try using them. They can contain wood fibers and may even scratch polished surfaces. You don’t want mineral spots on your screen, so don’t use tap water. If you’re a photographer, you can use your lint-free lens wipes instead of a soft cotton cloth. If you have lens cleaner for eyeglasses, check the back to see if it contains “Isopropanol”, if it does don’t use it on your LCD monitor. Use a cotton swab for the harder to reach places with the cleaning solution on it. If you apply too much of the solution and it is drippy or too damp, wipe it off with a soft cloth and apply less. Clean and then let it soak for a little and then repeat. Be patient with hard to clean spots. If in doubt, test a small area of screen first.

Community Q&A

1.How can I clean a laptop keyboard?

Try using the sticky side of a sticky note in between the keys to pick up dirt and dust.

2.Are there similar types of cloth I can use instead of microfiber?

Anything made of cotton is gentle enough to use on a laptop screen, but you should avoid using paper towels or facial tissue, which are too abrasive for this type of cleaning.

3.Where can I buy a microfiber cloth?

Most supermarkets have them, as well as office supply stores.

4.Can I use cotton for cleaning a laptop screen rather than microfiber?

Yes, as long as it is a gentle, soft kind, like t-shirt material.

5.Can Lysol wipes be used to clean a laptop screen?

No, it is too harsh. Use only water and white vinegar solution with a microfiber or soft cotton cloth, like an old t-shirt.

6.Can you use Clorox wipes or baby wipes to clean your laptop screen?

No. If you have eyeglasses cleaner, I suggest using some of that. Don’t spray it directly on the screen or it could get into your laptop.

7.How can I get better at not being distracted when I work on my homework?

Get all the distractions out of the room and take breaks every once in a while.

8.What is the best way to clean a flat screen TV with fingerprints on it?

Take some dryer sheets and wipe across the TV lightly, if there’s dust. Then take a microfiber cloth and clean it like you would a computer screen.

9.What should I do if my screen is foggy due to cleaning solution?

I used distilled vinegar and water with a microfiber cloth for mine. It worked well for me.

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