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Ultimate Guide to Clean & Protect Laptop Screens

In this post we are going to share exclusive information on laptop screen, the common problem associated with it and do-it-yourself remedies. Without anymore fluff in the introduction, let’s jump right in to the meat of the discussion.

Common Problems of Laptop Screens

1. Screen flickering :

twist the lid of the laptop if the flickering is effected then it might be the problem of the screen-motherboard connecting cable, or loose contact in the controller card of the screen.

2. Screen Lining:

May be the line single or multiple or band, vertical or horizontal, it is due to internal decoder of the screen, the screen must be replaced in order to solve it.

3. Dead pixel:

dead or damaged pixels are rare and doesn’t heavily tampered the ease of use. But in this case also the screen unit needs to be replaced in order to solve the problem.

4. Faint Display:

In this case the screen is darkened (ie, no light). But light a torch and display can be seen on the screen. The back light (Led of CCFL) is faulty, otherwise it is not getting the supplied voltage for operation. It may be the problem of screen, VGA cable or motherboard, whatever in this case everything is repairable and at a nominal cost.

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Laptop Screen Cleaning Guide

LCD screens are made of plastic materials, unlike the big shiny curved glass tubes of yesteryear. This soft glass with plastic film is vulnerable to scratches, damage by sharp articles and/or improper cleaners. All these screens require special attention to clean properly and safely.

Cleaning Process:

• Turn your display off and allow it to cool.
• Make sure your cloth is clean and free of any grit before starting.
• Spray a liberal amount of the cleaning solution onto one portion of the cloth.
• Using light pressure, wipe the screen to evenly distribute the solution on the screen.
• Rotating the cloth to a dry portion, wipe the screen until it is dry. You may need to rotate the cloth a second time.
• Always use light wiping pressure.
• Wipe gently and do not overwork or apply excessive pressure to avoid damaging the surface or surface coatings.
• Finally clean the edges and corners by lifting any dust or debris onto the cloth or use a clean soft brush or a vacuum with a clean soft brush attachment.

Things to avoid while cleaning your laptop screen

• DO NOT SPRAY CLEANER DIRECTLY ONTO THE SCREEN. (Nearly 90% of screen damages occurs by this in our past 10 years observation.)
• Do not clean with the monitor turned on
• Do not press on the screen with your fingernails or other objects
• Do not apply excessive wiping pressure
• Do not use dirty, abrasive or linty cloths
• Do not use any alcohol except isopropyl alcohol
• Do not use any cleaners, such as colin & acetone, which contain ketones as they will destroy plastics and the anti-glare coatings quite quickly.
• Do not use ammonia cleaning products.
• Do not allow liquid to run into the edges under the frame of the screen.
• Do not use paper towels, sponges or other coarse shop towels! These materials may contain abrasives that can scratch the surface coatings as well as leaving lint on your screen.

Preventive Measures to Protect the Screen from Cracking

Laptop Screen is actually a sandwich on two very thick glass plates. It is very fragile and can be get cracked, by a little uneven pressure. These preventive measures will reduce the risk.
1 always close the lid holding the center top portion of the screen (ie, near the webcam portion). It will divide the load on both hinges and ensure the longevity of the screen and both hinges.
2. Don’t put headphones or any other objects lying on the keyboard or around it on the laptop panel, because, it may crack the screen while closing the lid.
3 while using the laptop be careful of any object to hit the screen directly. Don’t use it near where children are playing.
4 never let your laptop fall from a height, even a shock of 1 foot height drop can cause a paper led to get cracked.
5 never ever put your laptop in luggage of flight or bus. It will definitely damage the screen and even the motherboard or plastics.

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