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Old 11-04-2017, 03:30 PM
 
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A friend gave us a flat screen monitor. Very dusty. I tried a hand held vacuum that pulled with one setting and blew with another setting. Neither removed any noticeable dust. Ideas?
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Old 11-04-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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Try dusting it.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I found that the Swiffer dusting system (a cheap, disposable, artificial-element feather duster), works great on dusting my monitor, plasma TV, external hard disk drives and printer, all who seem to attract dust weekly.
Check out: https://www.amazon.com/Swiffer-Duste.../dp/B0033UTZUU
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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A damp soft towel. Only dampen it with plain water.

If you are cleaning the screen, do NOT go around in circles! Also, do NOT press hard. Only wipe in straight lines. I do up and down across the screen (1 wipe down, then LIFT and start again at the top), and then left and right across the screen. Like a grid.

Works perfectly for me, and I've never scratched or damaged a screen.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:23 AM
 
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I use non ammoniated glass cleaner sprayed lightly on a soft cloth. As stated above; no circular motions ever.
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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Since this monitor was a gift there appear to be some finger prints and other misc. imperfections to the screen. It has not been taken care of as well as we'd like.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:53 PM
 
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I use one of those microfiber cloths on all my screens. Gets rid of [almost] everything w/o moisture and has never scratched any of them. Try the "soft" side first and then the "rough" side if it doesn't work.
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Just wipe it off lightly with a cotton T-shirt to remove the dust, then using another clean T-Shirt or cotton cloth slightly moistened with warm water, wipe it off again until dry. Instead of water you can spray eyeglass cleaning fluid on the screen, and then wipe it off with the clean T-shirt or microfiber cloth. I buy the large bottles lens cleaner found at the optical shop of Sam's Club, and use that on my computer screens-after dusting them off first. You don't have to buy it at Amazon, but I posted the links so you can see what I use.

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-...bs/hpc/3779781

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DV2OJYG...a-378862929348
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:07 AM
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You can also try air-in-the-can for those hard to reach elements.
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:02 AM
 
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I use a vacuum cleaner to get the heavy stuff and into all the nooks and crannies, soft damp cloth with water afterward. Blot the water on first to dampen the dust/dirt so you aren't dragging dry dust/dirt across it on the first pass. If you have any crud let the water sit for bit and do it's work. I'd be very careful with any cleaning products as they may chemically etch the screen. Probably wouldn't go beyond using a mild dish washing detergent.
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