1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

computer thing...no chickens involved

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cookinmom, May 10, 2007.

  1. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    897
    1
    161
    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    Is there any kind of 'home remedy' type thing to clean the screen of a laptop with?

    I'm trying to get out of buying some kind of expensive thing from the office supply. Also trying to get out of leaving the house! [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    43
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    A dryer sheet. It cleans, doesn't scratch and prevents static.
     
  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    897
    1
    161
    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    I take it that's a used dryer sheet...I just rubbed a corner with a fresh one and added more goo to the mix! Thanks Miss Prissy!
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    5,533
    67
    308
    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    try a soft rag lightly moistened with water or a little windex, too.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    43
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You should not use windex on a laptop. It can ruin the screen and make it cloudy.
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    try a little water & vinegar and a very soft cloth if its a lcd laptop screen. You have to be very careful about what kind chemicals you clean them with.

    Here what I found online

    Think of LCD Displays just like the soft and delicate skin of your newborn baby - Be very gentle and never put even the slightest pressure on the computer screen with your hand.

    Second, you need to find a piece of soft cloth - old cotton handkerchiefs lying in your mom's wardrobe should be fine but don't try tissue papers, toilet rolls or even shower towels as the fabric will scratch your screen permanently [like sandpaper or utensil scrubbers]

    Either turn the monitor off or set the background to black and hide all the desktop icons and minimize the open windows. This will easily help you identify the dirty areas of the monitor.

    To prepare the solution for cleaning LCD monitors, you will need deionized or distilled water and vinegar or iso-propyl alcohol - Don't use tap water or mineral water as they could leave white marks on the screen because of the dissolved salts.

    Dilute the vinegar or IPA with distilled water [1:1] and spray this liquid on the cloth. Never ever spray liquid directly onto the LCD screen. Moisten the cloth with this home made LCD cleaner and gently move the wet cloth in just one direction - from top to bottom.

    Word of Caution: Be sure that the LCD screen is dry before closing it or using the computer. Do not use any solutions that contain Acetone, ethyl alcohol, toluene, ethyl acid, ammonia, or methyl chloride. Never touch the LCD screen with your fingers as this can cause the pixels to burn out.
     
  7. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    897
    1
    161
    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    Yep, it's an LCD screen. I'll try your suggestion, Poison Ivy, as soon as I can find a soft cloth. Unfortunately, my mom is also of the Kleenex generation and doesn't have soft cotton hankies. I'll keep looking for something though.
     
  8. robbobbin

    robbobbin Chillin' With My Peeps

    187
    0
    139
    Jan 28, 2007
    I do tech support m-f, when I'm not busy with my peeps...hehehe
    We use iso-propyl alcohol diluted 50/50 with water. and a lint free soft cloth, but I have been know to use other "rags" when couldn't find correct one. Then blow the lint off. LOL
    The alcohol/water mix will do the trick, dont SCRUB it though.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by