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How to clean LED and LCD screens

To get the best out of your screen and avoid damage it’s important to clean it correctly.

Before you begin, make sure the screen is cool by turning it off for at least an hour.

The front surface of the screen can be cleaned by gently rubbing the dirty areas with a microfibre cleaning cloth. If the area is very dirty, the cloth can first be dampened using a light spray of an appropriate screen cleaning fluid.

Never use chemicals such as window cleaning solution as these can cause obvious and irreversible damage to the anti-glare coating on your screen. Never spray cleaning fluid directly onto the screen, as it can run down into the casing and cause damage to the internal electronic components. Such damage is never covered by warranty.

DLE carries dedicated screen cleaning kits which include a microfibre cloth and cleaning fluid. These kits are affordable and almost always in stock at the office. Please contact us if you’d like to purchase one.

Excess heat exposure can prematurely age electronic components. While modern televisions run relatively cool, it’s still important to make sure any air vents are kept free of debris and dust. The best way to do this is to use a soft paint brush to dislodge the dust, while at the same time using a vacuum cleaner to suck the dislodged particles away. Be sure not to knock the vacuum hose against the screen surface.

A little regular maintenance in the form of proper cleaning will see you rewarded the best service possible from your investment.