Whether for professional purposes or personal entertainment, your touchscreen devices are constantly swiped at; and that too, by not the cleanest hands all the time.
It is thus not surprising at all that over time, your laptop’s touchscreen gets cloudy and dusty thanks to all the fingerprints and dust accumulating.
This can be quite the nuisance, blurring the images you’re viewing, deteriorating your overall experience. Also, a risk remains that sharp dust particles such as sand can even damage your touchscreen with scratches, permanently ruining your precious device.
Hence, it is important to clean your laptop periodically to not only keep it looking shiny and new for longer but for protecting it as well. So let’s check out how to clean touch screen laptop in all the simplest of ways all by yourself!
You can effortlessly keep your touchscreen laptop clean and good-looking right in the comfort of your home-and that’s the beauty of simple tools available nearby.
Depending on the type of detriments that settled on your device, you’d need to adopt various cleaning methods. Don’t get intimidated already as each method is as simple as the next!
In order to clean dust from your touchscreen laptop, all you need is a microfiber cloth. For those of you who are unaware of what this is, it is a super-smooth and thin piece of cloth that is used for cleaning sensitive surfaces.
If you’re someone who wears glasses, you already know what this cloth is. It either comes with the box of your glasses/sunglasses, or you buy it separately for cleaning them. This cloth is also used for cleaning camera lenses.
Feel free to use a mild solution of screen-safe soap/ and water. Commercial disinfectant wipes are also a great alternative.
For when your device is heavily unclean with dirt and grime, microfiber cloth alone won’t work. What you’d need is a brand-new sponge that’s used for household cleaning, and some filtered or distilled water.
When the above two cleaning methods fail to entirely clean your device, it’s probably because of something sticky or oily still stuck on your touchscreen.
In that case, you need a screen-safe cleaning agent along with a microfiber cloth to get the job done. For example, if you’re wondering how to clean HP or Dell touch screen laptop via this method, follow the simple steps below-
Unless you are just cleaning dust, more extensive cleaning involves water directly or water-based solutions. The process of cleaning your laptop with water is as same as we discussed above, and here are some safety precautions you can follow.
What you clean it with, is as important as cleaning laptop screen. This is because if you choose the wrong substance to clean up your device, you’d end up doing it more harm than good.
Examples of some screen-safe cleaning substances are as follows
Examples of some substances to avoid at all costs are:
Now that you are all done cleaning up your laptop screen, all that’s left is to clean the keyboard.
Since the keyboard keys have more open spaces for liquids to pass through, liquids should be avoided as much as possible. Instead, compressed air is used to remove dirt and grime for the difficult nooks and crannies that your microfiber cloth cannot reach.
Cleaning the devices you use every day is an important task that shouldn’t be underestimated. It is a major booster to not only your user experience but also the appearance and longevity of your device.
But cleaning electronic devices such as a touch screen laptop is a sensitive matter that requires the utmost carefulness and safety.
Hopefully, after going through our detailed walkthrough, now you knowhow to clean touch screen laptop, and apply it to your convenience.
About Dror Wettenstein
Dror Wettenstein is a software engineer and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. He is the founder of TechTreeRepeat, a company that enables technical writers to publish their work faster and share it with readers across the globe. Dror has a master’s degree in computer science from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from UC Irvine.
When he’s not working on software projects, Dror enjoys writing articles and essays on various topics. He also likes playing guitar and spending time with his wife and two young children.