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My laptop is the T series laptop from Sony (Ultrabook). Recently, I bought Endust Tablet Wipes, which are used for tablet PCss and smartphones. They contain isopropyl alcohol, and the label warns to 'use on external surfaces only. Consult owner's manual or manufacturer before use on delicate screens (such as non-glare).'

Can you guys help me out and tell me if this product is safe for use on my laptop? My laptop is made out of aluminum with regular LCD glass. I'm planning to clean the surface, keyboard, and my LCD screen.

asked Nov 30 '12 at 20:52

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Steve Nam

edited Dec 03 '12 at 17:07

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I would not simply because your tablet display is made out of glass which can withstand more toughchemicals compared to a plastic laptop ddisplay. Best thing to do is get a new spray bottle, fill it up with ordinary water. Then spray the water onto a microfibre cloth to clean the display.

answered Dec 01 '12 at 11:27

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What about my laptop's surface? It's made out of aluminum

(Dec 01 '12 at 11:53) Steve Nam Steve%20Nam's gravatar image

I use cleaner that is made for use on non-glare (matte) LCD screens to clean everything (exterior casing included). I err on the side of caution & use that because it's the least caustic/non-abrasive cleaner you can use (other than plain water). Use a soft. microfibre/chamois cloth & always clean an LCD/LED panel when it's cool/off.


answered Dec 02 '12 at 00:07

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For my LCD, I have been using 70% alcohol for years (matte finish TN display)

I use a little bit if there is any slightly stuck on dirt (eg you eat ramen and for some reason a tiny spec of the soup ends up in a random spot of the LCD :) )

Other than that, I use filtered water and a soft paper towel for regular cleaning of the LCD (I cant stand to see any dirt or dust on the LCD so I use a really soft swiffer duster 2 to 3 times a day, and inspect with a flashlight while the display is off every few days to make sure there is no dirt or dust)

Modern LCD's have no special liquid style coating on the outside (In taking apart an old LCD monitor (old Dell LCD, the matte finish is actually a strong sheet of plastic that sits over the glass of the LCD, and for glossy LCD's the gloss layer is actually a layer of plastic over an even more reflective layer of material)

PS alcohol leaves streaks so you must clean with filtered water and a soft cloth or paper towel after cleaning with alcohol if you want to avoid streaks.

to check if your display is fully clean, shine a flash light onto it in an angle and examine how well it passes.

answered Dec 04 '12 at 02:20

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