You’ve been staring at your computer screen for hours when suddenly the words and numbers seem to blur right in front of you. You could just be seeing things. or your computer screen could be dirty. Here’s our tried-and-true method for cleaning your computer screen without leaving smudges or streaks. You can go to a laptop repair service for cleaning your laptop. But you don’t have to go to a laptop repair service if you follow this cleaning guide reveals not only how to clean your computer screen without streaks but also what to clean your computer screen with!
Table of Contents
What you’ll need to clean your laptop screen
- Distilled water
- White vinegar Tools
- Microfiber material (or a cotton rag)
- Can of spray
- Cloth for cleaning glasses
How to Clean a Screen Without Leaving Streaks?
To clean a computer monitor or any kind of display without leaving streaks, you will need to do a little bit of planning. Follow the steps below to finish the cleaning job successfully.
Step 1: Get your tools together
Getting and setting up the tools you need to clean is the hardest part of cleaning. We strongly suggest that you buy some microfiber cloths, which are made to clean computer monitors and other sensitive equipment.
You shouldn’t use paper towels, dirty shirts, or other rough fabrics on the monitor because they could hurt it. Next, you might want to buy a cleaning product that has been approved for use on computer monitors. There are a few sprays for cleaning that are mostly made for use on displays.
Step 2: Put your laptop to sleep
It is much safer to turn off your laptop and unplug it before you clean the screen. Also, you can see the marks better on a black screen.
Tip: Always turn off the power to a piece of electrical equipment before cleaning it.
Step 3: Fill a spray bottle with half distilled water and half vinegar
You don’t have to be exact. About half vinegar and half water will do. The best water is distilled water because it doesn’t leave behind any residue when it evaporates. Use tap water if you don’t have any. You can use any size or type of spray bottle, even atomizers. You won’t be spraying the screen, but rather the cloth, so the size of the spray doesn’t matter.
Step 5: Spray the fabric
Don’t get water on the cloth. The cloth needs to be wet. If there is too much water, it will drip into the electronics and could hurt your laptop.
Step 6: Clean the screen
If you use a cleaning spray or liquid of any kind, make sure to put it on the microfiber cloth carefully. Make sure one side of the microfiber cloth stays dry. Then, walk up to the screen and start in the middle. Clean the monitor by moving in circles as you move toward the edges of the screen. Be careful around the edges and make sure that no liquids get into these corners, as this can damage the internal parts. Do this again and again until the monitor is clean.
Caution: Be careful around the edges and don’t let liquids get into the corners, as this can damage the inside parts.
Use a clean, dry microfiber cloth to finish. Use a microfiber cloth made for cleaning glass for the best results. The best ones are those that don’t shed lint. Now that you know how to clean the screen of a laptop, why not clean the keyboard as well? Here’s how to clean a sticky laptop keyboard without taking the keys off.
Tip: Once you’re done cleaning the monitor, use the dry side of the microfiber cloth to gently wipe the screen until all the liquid is gone.
What shouldn’t I use to clean the screen on my computer?
Before we tell you what you should use to clean your screen, let’s go over what you shouldn’t use. Don’t use a lot of liquid, and never spray it straight on the screen. As you’ll see in the step-by-step guide to cleaning your computer, all you need is one spray of Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner on a microfiber cloth.
Also important is the cloth you use to clean your screen. Cleaning experts at Puracy say to use a soft microfiber cloth. “Micro” means “extremely small.” A microfiber cloth has tiny fibers that reach every square inch of the surface they are cleaning, so they don’t leave streaks or smudges like cotton rags can. Also, don’t use paper towels. They are rough enough to scratch the screen’s coating, which will leave you “seeing things” for good.
Questions that are often asked
Should I turn to drink?
We don’t think it’s a good idea to use alcohol or any cleaning product that has alcohol in it, because this can damage the inside of the monitor.
How can I replace a microfiber cloth?
If you don’t have a microfibre cloth, you can use a soft dusting cloth or an old t-shirt instead. No matter what you use, make sure it’s soft so you don’t scratch the screen. Avoid using an old duster. You don’t want to make your screen even dirtier. Make sure it’s just been washed.
What kind of cleaner can I use to clean the screen on my computer?
Check the instructions that came with the monitor because the type of cleaning product you need will depend on what parts make up your screen.
Can I clean my computer screen with water?
Yes, you can use water to clean the screen of your computer. Distilled water is better because when it evaporates, it doesn’t leave behind any residue. Spray a cloth and wipe the screen in circles until it’s clean and free of streaks.
Can I clean my computer screen with water and soap?
Some of the time. It depends on what your display is made of on the outside. Make sure to read what to do.