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This LenPre Guide provides Screen and Lens Cleaning methods which will ensure that everything from your laptop screen to the CDs and DVDs you use are kept clean quickly, and without the risk of damage ...

This LenPre Guide provides Screen and Lens Cleaning methods which will ensure that everything from your laptop screen to the CDs and DVDs you use are kept clean quickly, and without the risk of damage by the wrong solvents, or by scratching.

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The Best Ways to Clean the Screens of Computers including Laptops, CDs and DVDs The Best Ways to Clean the Screens of Computers including Laptops, CDs and DVDs Document Transcript

  • BestWaystoCleanthe Screens ofYourDevices 2 LenPre Lens and Screen Cleaning Products Contents .................................................................................................................... 1 1. How to Keep the Screens of Your Devices Clean ...................................................... 3 Introduction.................................................................................................................................. 3 2. How to Clean a Computer Screen................................................................................... 4 Safely Clean Desktop Computer Screens Including MS Windows 8 Touch Screens...................................................................................................................................... 4 2. How to Clean a Laptop Screen......................................................................................... 5 The Method for Cleaning a Laptop is the Same as for a Computer Screen Except for: ............................................................................................................................................... 5 3. How to Clean CDs and DVDs ....................................................................6 Do You Have CDs and DVDs That Won't "Read" or "Play" – These May Possibly Be Rescued By the Correct Cleaning ............................................................ 6 4. Cleaning Tips.......................................................................................................................... 9 Screen and Lens Cleaners we recommend, and which are available from the Amazon US Marketplace ...................................................................................................... 10 Disclaimer (1) No advice This eBook contains general information. The information is not advice and should not be treated as such. (3) No warranties This eBook is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not warrant or represent that the information in this eBook: (a) will be constantly available, or available at all; or (b) is complete, true, accurate, up to date or non-misleading. (4) is expert or professional assistance.
  • BestWaystoCleanthe Screens ofYourDevices 3 LenPre Lens and Screen Cleaning Products 1. How to Keep the Screens of Your Devices Clean Introduction In this eBook we will provide information on the full range of screen cleaning requirements from computer screens to laptop displays, and also the rather different requirements to clean CDs and DVDs, so that you can go online after reading this and buy a suitable screen cleaning product or two if you wish, and be confident in that you are buying the right products. To go right through this document listing all the types of equipment/ tools we are discussing each time is cumbersome, so we will simply refer to the surfaces we will be cleaning as “lenses”, which is a broad term which reasonably well covers all those devices surfaces which get finger marked in no time and need wiping regularly. Finally, before we get started on the core of this eBook, let us just say that to understand fully how to keep your lenses clean is fast becoming a "basic need", and a life-skill which all users of modern computing and communications technology are now rapidly discovering that they must to become knowledgeable about. The fact is that all of us our increasingly investing more and more of our hard earned cash in this computing kit and he wrong cleaning can prove very expensive if it ends up scratching the surface being cleaned. It’s not only that though. Others will judge us on our mucky lenses, and it won’t be complimentary! Eyeglasses have been around for ever. So, most people have a good idea how to clean their eyeglasses. Even if a parent does not use glasses the optician will always tell his customers how to clean their glasses, and usually place a microfiber cloth in the glasses case in which they are sold. The same is not so for electronic gadgets, like phones and laptops. When did your computer or TV store salesman last take you to one side and explain the minutiae of lens cleaning applied to their device?
  • BestWaystoCleanthe Screens ofYourDevices 4 LenPre Lens and Screen Cleaning Products So, it is not surprising that most people never had any tuition in cleaning these very valuable and hard to replace possessions, so we think that you should find this lens very useful. 2. How to Clean a Computer Screen Safely Clean Desktop Computer Screens Including MS Windows 8 Touch Screens Before you poke your head under the sink for something to use to clean your computers screen (also known as a monitor), you should first determine the type of computer screen you have. This has become more complicated in recent years with new technology changes, nevertheless, typical computer monitors fall into two basic categories nowadays and these are known as CRT or LCD type screens. Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors are easily spotted as they are the older models. They are larger and bulkier than their modern flat- screen successors. What's more, CRT screens are made of glass, which means they can be cleaned with any one of a number of products made specifically for glass. But, they can also be cleaned using the modern screen cleaning products used for the plastic screens found in flat-screen monitors, as described below:- 1. To clean your computer screen, first turn off the monitor or completely shut down the computer to easily identify the dirt in the computer monitor. 2. Use a clean microfiber cloth or a really soft clean cotton rag, with a cleaning liquid which the cleaning fluid manufacturer states is suitable for all modern flat screen computers. Spray or pour, a little of the liquid onto the clean cloth allowing it to soak-in until the cloth is slightly damp, and begin to wipe the picture display surface of the monitor once it has View slide
  • BestWaystoCleanthe Screens ofYourDevices 5 LenPre Lens and Screen Cleaning Products switched-off. (Other monitor surfaces - the top, sides, back, and front bezel, should also be wiped, but this is usually done later after the display area is clean.) 3. Use a gentle rotating action to gently rub the whole of the screen display area, and if necessary add more cleaning fluid as the cloth becomes dry. As the cloth picks up dirt (especially if the screen is heavily soiled), you will need to move the cloth around in your hand, in order to apply fresh clean areas of the cloth. 4. If some areas have a patina of dirt which does not immediately come away from the surface it may be necessary to make the cloth slightly damper, so that the really dirty patches become fully moistened. Allow the fluid a few moments to soak in and gently rub the surface again until the recalcitrant dirt comes off. Never rush this process by increasing the pressure on the cloth as this may cause minute scratching of the surface on flat screen displays. 5. Make sure the monitor is dry before you turn it back on, so that there won't be any possibility that you might electrocute yourself! 2. How to Clean a Laptop Screen The Method for Cleaning a Laptop is the Same as for a Computer Screen Except for: Clean your laptop screen as described above while bearing in mind the following: - Although the method of cleaning a Laptop Screen is Identical to the Instructions in 1. above, don't be tempted to move the cloth over the keyboard at the same time as cleaning the screen. View slide
  • BestWaystoCleanthe Screens ofYourDevices 6 LenPre Lens and Screen Cleaning Products Always clean the screen with a fresh cloth. If at all possible use a different cloth for the keyboard, or leave the keyboard until you have finished the screen. The reason for this is that the cloth that wipes over the keyboard will usually pick up a surprising amount of particulate material. Bits of dried food and even grit, may be present on the keyboard. So, it's NOT a good idea to transfer keyboard dirt inadvertently to the laptop's screen, as surface scratching may be the result. - On a laptop the keyboard is very close to the screen, so take care not to drip the cleaning fluid onto the keyboard while wetting the screen cleaning cloth. Other than remembering the points we make above, we recommend that our readers clean a laptop computer in the same way as for any computer, as described in 1., above. 3. How to Clean CDs and DVDs Do You Have CDs and DVDs That Won't "Read" or "Play" – These May Possibly Be Rescued By the Correct Cleaning It is undeniably a very frustrating experience be listening to a CD, or watching a DVD when it stops playing due to dirt, or dirt induced scratches. We are here to tell you that such events should become very rare if you regularly clean your lenses. Many people are also confused by the requirements for cleaning CDs and DVDs and that's “clean them often” because there are two elements which require cleaning and both need to be clean before a CD or DVD can be successfully used. There are two discrete sets of cleaning products which are sold for two different cleaning functions, as follows:
  • BestWaystoCleanthe Screens ofYourDevices 7 LenPre Lens and Screen Cleaning Products
  • BestWaystoCleanthe Screens ofYourDevices 8 LenPre Lens and Screen Cleaning Products Cleaning of the Surface of the CD or DVD A. cleaning of the surface of the CD or DVD is carried out (using water if heavily finger contact soiled on a microfiber cloth), or if it is only dusty, just a microfiber cloth is often sufficient. Lens solutions suitable for flat screen use and for eyeglasses, can also be used instead of water. Attending to the Cleaning Demands of the Surface of the Laser Head The Laser Disc reading head inside the CD or DVD unit itself may become dirty, usually only dust accumulates which is easily cleaned by a head cleaning disc. But cleaning may be more difficult, especially after the computer or console has been kept for a long period in a room in which a family carries out a lot of frying, say close to a kitchen area. For CD and DVD/ Blu-ray disc head cleaning use, it is possible to buy head-cleaning discs. It is quite common for people to clean just the CD and DVD discs and to state that the cleaning product did no good when the laser-head was still dirty, and the opposite can occur when only a laser-head cleaner is used but the discs are at fault. So, it is not uncommon for CD and DVD cleaner users to wrongly state in reviews that these products are ineffective. Clearly, both the laser head AND the discs need to be adequately clean for the discs to be read successfully by the computer. Conclusion When you are cleaning CDs and DVDs, always be sensitive to the fact that the Laser Disc must be clean AND the Laser Reading Head inside the computer must be clean. If either one is dirty the disc will fail to work. Of course, even if both the Laser Head and the Disc are clean and the computer fails to read all the discs which are tried, it is also possible that the Laser Head itself is faulty and if that is the case the only way to get the computer, X-Box or their console to work is to replace the whole disc reader unit within the computer, with a new one.
  • BestWaystoCleanthe Screens ofYourDevices 9 LenPre Lens and Screen Cleaning Products 4. Cleaning Tips 1. The first thing to remember about cleaning a computer screen is to turn off the monitor when you start. 2. When the computer is switched off you can see the dirt and dust much easier and it saves damaging the screen when the pixels are firing. 2. Keeping your computer and computer screen clean can help to increase the lifespan of the screen and monitor. 3. The majority of computer screens these days are LCD monitors which are manufactured from a particular type of plastic which can easily be scratched if you use scrubbers, abrasive chemicals or even towels to clean them. 4. Computer screens must be treated gently, to avoid the risk of causing damage by scratching the surface. 5. If your computer does is an old Cathode Ray Tube type, then it is always best to turn off the computer on the "Start Button" (Windows PCs). The start button is located in the lower left corner of your screen. Click the start button and then select "shut down". Turning it off this way is always preferable and will help preserve the life of your computer. 6. Don't forget that your Computer Screen whether it operates on TFT (older flat screens mostly), LCD, or Plasma technology is an expensive component, which makes it well worthwhile taking a bit of special care when cleaning it. 7. All the modern computer screen displays, including touch-screens are sensitive and can get easily scratched or damaged. It is important to clean a computer screen properly for enhanced visual display, and this is even more so for a Windows 8 touchscreen computer where finger contact is necessary to operate the computer.
  • BestWaystoCleanthe Screens ofYourDevices 10 LenPre Lens and Screen Cleaning Products Screen and Lens Cleaners we recommend, and which are available from the Amazon US Marketplace Most screen and lens cleaning needs are covered by the following two products: Lens and Screen Cleaner, 2 Oz. Spray Bottle. Best Quality for All Eyeglasses Lenses and Screens. For Monitors, Laptops, Tablets, iPhone, iPad, Apple iMac, Kindle, MacBook, Camera, Microscope, Binocular, Canon. No Questions Asked Guarantee This is a high review scoring quality product suitable for all screen plastic, glass, and AR. Or click here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital- text&field-keywords=lens%20cleaner%2C%20B00CIF5H1C Microfiber Cleaning Cloth 10 Pack (Each in Pouch) for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Tablets, Kindle Fire, or Android. Lint Free Lens Cloths perfect for Eyeglasses, Glasses, your Computer, and all Lenses. Also LCD Screens and all Electronic devices A quality pack of 10 cloths each in its own clear plastic pouch to keep the cloth clean until needed. Or, click here: http://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Cleaning-Android-Eyeglasses- Electronic/dp/B00GDAQP46
  • BestWaystoCleanthe Screens ofYourDevices 11 LenPre Lens and Screen Cleaning Products Also at LenPre LLC - http://Lenpre.com