How to clean your CRT/LCD monitor?

To clean your CRT monitor or LCD screen is not like cleaning your face mirror. Monitor and LCD is an electronic product so you must clean the screen with care, or you will scratch it and harm it. Before you can start doing your job, you need to get the correct tools first. Here is what we need:

1. Dry soft cloths (no tissue paper please)
2. Water (I prefer using water than using other chemical to clean my monitor)
3. Compressed air

Clean your CRT monitor
Clean CRT monitor is easier than cleaning LCD screen. CRT monitor has glass screen so you just need to wipe the screen out. After you switch off the monitor, spray the screen with compressed air to remove the dust from the screen. This dust will leave tiny scratch if you not remove it from the screen. Next, spray the water on to a dry cloth and wipe the monitor screen with it. Don’t ever spray the water directly to the screen. We don’t want to make any trouble, do you? After you wipe the screen with the cloth, then wipe the screen dry with another dry cloth.

Video on how to clean LCD monitor

Clean your LCD monitor
To clean your LCD monitor, you need a special care. Because LCD screen is soft and pressing to hard will damage the screen, so make sure your hand and fingers does not have sharp materials. But it is really recommended to use special LCD clean cloth when you want to do this job. Usually this special cloth comes with the LCD monitor when you buy it. Turn the monitor off, and spray the compressed air to the LCD screen. Like I said before, this to make sure your screen is free from dust because this small dust can make tiny scratch. Then, spray water on to the dry cloth and not directly to the LCD screen. After that, wipe the screen with the cloth and make sure do not press too hard. After that, dry the screen with another dry soft cloth.

That is how to clean your CRT or LCD monitor.


  1. Well Thanks for the tip I get a bit lazy cleaning up my monitor and this will definitely help me to clean the monitor properly.

  2. haha.. aku ingat guna kain basah nanti rosak,sbb tu aku lap ngan kain buruk jek tapi tak bersih.
    lepas ni aku try cuci hahaha

  3. good guide for LCD screen been years since i cleaned my monitor :S

  4. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when
    you could be giving us something enlightening to read?