How to Clean a Plasma TV Screen


by cobe Sep 24, 2008 fileunderFound in Electronics


If you get fingerprints or dust on your screen, you'll want to clean it off. But given the expensive prices of plasma TVs, you need to be careful to treat it right.

  1. Review your owner's manual. It should give you the best instruction for your set.
  2. Use only a microfiber or 100% Cotton cloth. Do not use wood-based products such as paper towels or toilet paper, they could scratch the screen.
  3. Do not use ammonia-based cleaners such as Windex, 409 or others. They could damage the anti-reflective coating on the glass.
  4. Try first wiping it dry with the cotton or microfiber cloth.
  5. If the problem persists, use a damp (water only) cloth to clean it.
  6. Some manufacturers recommend using mild soap, but do not do this unless your manufacturer recommends it.

 

Tips

  • One of the best products for cleaning LCD screens also helps to 'fill in' minor imperfections, at least temporarily is one designed specifically for Plexiglas/polycarbonates used in motorcycle helmets, motorcycle windshields and aircraft windows... Plexus. Clean with a soft cloth or microfibre brush to remove dirt, vigorously shake the can and spray a light coating, top to bottom. Wipe with a soft, lint free cloth (a Vileda cloth is perfect) in a circular polishing motion. I have maintained an NEC screen this way for years and it looks brand new. The Plexus is designed to fill in minor imperfections and though it must be renewed periodically will clean a dirty screen and make an old screen look new.

 

Warnings

  • There are some products marketed as 'plasma TV screen cleaners' or as safe for plasma screens that are not. Just because they call it a plasma TV cleaner, don't believe everything you read.

 

Comments

1.  avatar FreeFromDirt said:

I use the same method for cleaning a laptop screen. If it's really dirty dirty with fingerprints and dust, I combine 1 cup of distilled water with 3 tablespoons of white vinegar.
Nov 29, 2010 4:01pm
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