The Screen Clean Disaster
So a while ago I bought a flatscreen monitor. I like this flatscreen. It's a Samsung and I have to give it props for being pretty kickass. I've been happy with it. There's no weirdness with frayed letters and stuff.
Anyway, I've never actually cleaned the monitor. I've like sort of wiped it off here and there but never sprayed windex in its face and wiped it with a paper towel. Because I'm just not sure if that's the best way to do it. And every time I google how to clean a flatscreen I get all sorts of different responses about the best way. Turn the monitor off. Don't use paper towels. Use a cloth. Don't use windex. Use this. Don't blow out pixels. Wet towel. It's porous. This. That. It's just been one of those things that rattles around paranoia in my head-- and I have just avoided the issue until I find the best way once and for all.
The other day I was in an office supply store and I asked the dude if they had like something for monitor cleaning. I wanted to put my screen cleaning paranoia to bed once and for all. He pointed me over to a section-- and I see there's all the stuff! Specifically for cleaning monitors! Cloths! Sprays! I look at the section then basically pick something at random. This like round box cloth dispenser thing. I liked that packaging best.
As soon as I get home I open it up and pull out a couple of these wet cloths. I was actually excited to clean the monitor! Finally! So I wipe this damp papery cloth all over my monitor's face-- and notice its a little smeary. I figured it just needed to dry or something. I wiped it again all over. Hmmm.... still smudgy! It didn't really look like cleaning I'm like, 'WTF with this stupid cleaner! It sucks!'
I take a look at the packaging to make sure I'm doing it right-- and my heart sunk... It wasn't monitor cleaner at all! It was anti-bacterial gel handi wipes! With aloe vera!!!!! Aloe f'in vera moisturizer!! Fresh clean scent too! I never even looked at what I was buying! For whatever reason in that section I guess they had like hand handi-wipes mixed in there with all the monitor cleaners! I just grabbed this stuff!
I was like, 'Holy fruck! I just wiped antibacterial fresh scented aloe vera moisturizer all over my monitor! Noooo!!!' I stared at the packaging in disbelief. After all this time of avoiding cleaning I go with aloe vera antibacterial moisturizer to finally do the job? I grabbed my windex and some paper towels and immediately did the taboo thing to clean this crud off! But it's still blotchy looking! Noooo! I'm off to the store today to get the real stuff and hopefully I didn't ruin this screen....
Every time I suspect I might be smart I do something extraordinarily stupid! Damn my brain!
And>click to look at this packaging that was side by side on the shelf! And take note of the the manufacturer name...
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