Originally Posted by Paula Lynn
My computer screen needs cleaning - it's so streaked. Any recommendations on everyday household products that will clean it - without making it worse? (Martha Stewart I'm not)
Windex or similar product on a CRT (Old tube monitor)
You should NOT use Windex or other ammonia based products on an LCD screen. It will damage it because it eats the protective coating.
I've heard of all variations of DISTILLED water (don't use tap) and Isopropyl alcohol mixture. Some say 70% alc, and 30% dist water, others say 50/50, I say 40/60.
If you want to avoid the mystery mix, buy the wipes. They sell them at Staples and other office stores. DON'T use baby wipes. They have skin care additives which will harm the screen. Get the LCD/Computer wipes.
Also, NEVER clean a monitor while it is on, or within 5 minutes of it being on. You can damage both CRT's and LCD's alike by applying something with a drastically different temperature to the warm/hot screen.