How to Clean Your Flat Screen in 2 Steps

Published on 17 March 2022 

After spending 50 hours comparing 76 devices in writing our comparisons, here are the 2 steps we advise you to follow to clean your flat screen properly.

 

Step 1: Remove dust

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED
  • A soft, dry microfiber wipe
  • A hoover

After switching off and unplugging your device, the first step in cleaning it is to remove all dust.

For the screen, the shell and the stand(s) of your device, the most effective solution is to use a microfiber wipe which will allow you to remove a maximum of dust in a minimum of passes while avoiding scratching the screen.

When you use it on the screen, make sure you make a first pass with vertical movements over the entire surface and a second with horizontal movements (or vice versa). In any case, apply as little pressure as possible.

The hoover will be used to clean the holes. These are used for the circulation of sound (for the part dedicated to the speakers) and for the cooling of the components. They are often forgotten when cleaning but must be regularly cleared to ensure a good life of your device.

 

Step 2: Remove fingerprints and stains

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED
  • Clean microfiber wipe
  • Specialized cleaner or water/white vinegar mixture

To get a completely clean screen, it is necessary to tackle fingerprints and other stains. To do this, it is important to avoid any aggressive products that could damage the treatment of the screen. Products containing acetone, alcohol/ethanol or ammonia should be avoided.

Therefore, it is better to use a specific product or simply to mix a solution of demineralised water and white vinegar (50% of each liquid).

The technique is simple: spray the cleaner on your cloth and rub the tile with small circular movements. Then wipe with a clean, dry cloth.

It is important not to spray the product directly onto the panel to prevent it from seeping into the gaps and damaging the internal components, with the risk of rendering your screen unusable.

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