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Post# 191908   7/28/2012 at 13:10 (2,807 days old) by shelly (california)        

My instructions say that I shouldn't clean computer screens of LCDs with the vacuum, does anyone know why?

Post# 191910 , Reply# 1   7/28/2012 at 13:31 (2,807 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
Cleaning LCDTV screen with Rainbow

How strange but we just bought a new Sony and they told us the same thing about the screen.

Post# 191913 , Reply# 2   7/28/2012 at 13:48 (2,807 days old) by joshdonnell ()        

Wouldnt dare do that . I paid too much and i want mine perfect

Post# 191915 , Reply# 3   7/28/2012 at 13:54 (2,807 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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It's mostly the fact that the new brushes of vacuums are literally plastic and therefore leave micro scratches on the LCD panel. I usually vacuum the back only, if there are grates that dust can get into of course!

Post# 191916 , Reply# 4   7/28/2012 at 14:00 (2,807 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Oh for goodness sake isn't it obvious ?

Post# 191919 , Reply# 5   7/28/2012 at 14:15 (2,807 days old) by shelly (california)        

my brushes aren't plastic.

Post# 191920 , Reply# 6   7/28/2012 at 14:20 (2,807 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Doesn't matter, LCD is VERY sensitive.

Post# 191926 , Reply# 7   7/28/2012 at 15:10 (2,807 days old) by williamr1248 (USA)        
cleaning LCDTV screen

I am with Shelly. I did not do it because they told us not to but I have been cleaning my Zenith TV screens for years with the dusting brush so no it was not obvious to me either. Now we know.

Post# 191929 , Reply# 8   7/28/2012 at 15:32 (2,807 days old) by shelly (california)        

The rebel in my wants to do what I want, now I'm sure that I had better not chance it. Thanks everyone.

Post# 191937 , Reply# 9   7/28/2012 at 17:06 (2,807 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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It might be because of the static electricity in the vacuum. I always hear that computers and gaming consoles shouldn't be cleaned because the static could damage the components.

Post# 191949 , Reply# 10   7/28/2012 at 20:02 (2,807 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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All of the newer TV screens are extremely delicate. The old style Tube TV's you could use a vacuum dusting brush and Windex. My parents years ago bought a projection TV the store told them not to clean the screen. The newer screens don't get near as dirty as old screens because their is little to no static electricity, however they are paper thin, and sensitive to anything. A vacuum with strong suction can easily suck the dusting brush to the screen and have the plastic interior touch the screen.

I think some of the Swifter dusters can do the screens, check your owners manual or talk to Best Buy. But this is one thing that our wonderful vacuums don't have domain of anymore.

Post# 191995 , Reply# 11   7/28/2012 at 23:14 (2,807 days old) by bimmer740 (Long Island, New York)        

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I have never really read through the manual as to how to clean any of the flat screen LCD TV's we have in the house but I have vacuumed all of them with then central vac and horse hair dusting brush without a problem. We bought a very pricey 52" TOL SONY LED TV about a year and a half ago and I have always cleaned it with the dusting brush, I won't use a microfiber cloth on it becuase I worry that something may be stuck in the fibers from a previous use even though they have been machine washed and dried. None of my televisions have any marks on their screens and all look just as good now as when they were new. I guess it depends on what the brush is made of and how gently you clean them.

Post# 193343 , Reply# 12   8/5/2012 at 09:29 (2,799 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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The REBEL in me has cleaned my tv screens with the dusting brush too Shelly. One is plasma and one is LCD........I don't do it often, but I've done it a few times.

I know they are sensitive - but check this out

I woke up one night to my cat "Shadow" sitting on the tv stand scratching at the TV screen! I don't know how long she had been doing it or WHY she was doing it, but it woke me up. There isn't a scratch on it. I've since put a device there so that when she jumps up there it alarms, so she doesn't get up there anymore - I did the same thing with my kitchen counters.

Post# 193355 , Reply# 13   8/5/2012 at 11:23 (2,799 days old) by FantomLightning (Ohio)        

Always cleaned every screen in my house with a natural bristle dusting brush, never had a problem from CRT to LCD. If you're careful you shouldn't have any problems at all.

Post# 193360 , Reply# 14   8/5/2012 at 14:12 (2,799 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
I use the horsehair brush on LED

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I have lightly dusted my LED tv with a horsehair dusting brush or an extra soft 100% cotton towel.

Post# 193367 , Reply# 15   8/5/2012 at 15:17 (2,799 days old) by shelly (california)        
What a kitty!

Mark, what a sight that must have been, is your cat jealous that you pay more attention to the TV? I'm glad you found a way to rig it up and keep her off. Now, I'm scared to clean the TV with the Rainbow because I think it says something about not cleaning the back with it either. I'll have to drag out the manual again to make sure, don't want to hurt that new vacuum.

Post# 193501 , Reply# 16   8/6/2012 at 08:42 (2,798 days old) by chuffle (Rural Pennsylvania)        
Use the horsehair brush... as well. If computer monitor has a smudge, a little Windex on soft cloth cleans it nicely. Haven't had any issues.


Post# 193612 , Reply# 17   8/6/2012 at 19:48 (2,798 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

I use a horsehair brush to dust the plasma TV; but only once a month.

Post# 193651 , Reply# 18   8/6/2012 at 22:56 (2,798 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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oh hell really I just vacuumed mine. It seems ok but won't do that again.
Hey do you think I can use the rainbow jet to spray my tv? just kidding. I guess i'll stick with the swiffer

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