LCD displays have dramatically improved how we use and locate our computers. Any of those who have transitioned from the massive, bulky CRT monitors to the sleek, crisp imaged LCD displays appreciate the flexibility in location, better resolution, and decreased energy consumption. However, these LCD displays, which can be found in desktop monitors and laptops, require different care than their massive CRT cousins. We offer these tips to avoid costly repairs and replacements.
LCD displays do not respond well to Windex or any other ammonia-based cleaner that were used to clean CRT monitors. The crystals in the display will not react favorably to them. Instead, purchase the special LCD cleaning wipes found in most office supply stores or discount stores. A lint free cotton cloth will also help remove dust from the display.
The hard glass display of the CRT monitor could put up with fingers pointing at it, poking it, and could even be pushed on with some brute force with hardly any impact (though rough handling of any electronic is never condoned). LCDs are delicate. Pressure to any part of the display can cause distortion over time, evident by patches of dark and light across the display. To move the angle of a LCD display, it is recommended to adjust it holding the plastic framing instead.
The fragility of the LCD display is never as evident as it is with laptops. Anything placed between the keyboard and wrist rest and the LCD of a laptop can break the display, and the repair is pricey. Replacements have to be ordered specific to the model and make of laptop, and can be expensive. To avoid this costly repair, avoid placing anything between the display and the keyboard of a laptop.
If you have any questions about LCD repair or care, please feel free to contact us.