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Old 03-05-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default Ok to use "Swiffer Duster" or something similar for LCD TV dusting?

Just wanted to know from any of the knowledgeable folks here if its safe to use a product like "Swiffer Duster" or something similar to it to dust my LCD TV? I just bought the set few weeks ago and already its starting to collect some serious dust. The TV came with a small cloth, but the very vauge instructions on the package only mentions cleaning the surrounding cabinet and not the actual LCD. I dont want to take any chances. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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I'd be worried about static, as Swiffer pads are synthetic--you could blow the pixel driver transistors with a big enough static zap.

At least dampen it, although I would recommend an old cotton T-shirt and "Sprayway" glass cleaner. I use it on my computer LCD all the time--dries quick, no streaks.
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I'd be worried about static, as Swiffer pads are synthetic--you could blow the pixel driver transistors with a big enough static zap.

At least dampen it, although I would recommend an old cotton T-shirt and "Sprayway" glass cleaner. I use it on my computer LCD all the time--dries quick, no streaks.

Thanks for the input, much appreciated! So far thats what ive been doing. Using a cotton T-shirt and doing a quick "swish" on the screen.
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I'd be worried about static, as Swiffer pads are synthetic--you could blow the pixel driver transistors with a big enough static zap.

At least dampen it, although I would recommend an old cotton T-shirt and "Sprayway" glass cleaner. I use it on my computer LCD all the time--dries quick, no streaks.
Good point !
I never thought of that.
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Sony sez...

Cleaning the screen surface/cabinet of the TV set.

Unplug the AC power cord when cleaning this TV.
If not, it may result in electrical shock.
Clean the cabinet of the TV with a dry soft cloth.
To remove dust from the screen, wipe it gently with a
soft cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed with a
cloth slightly dampened with a solution of mild soap
and warm water.
NEVER use strong solvents such as thinner or benzine
for cleaning.
If using a chemical pretreated cloth, please follow
the instructions provided on the package.

The ventilation holes can accumulate dust over time.
To ensure proper ventilation, we recommend removing
the dust periodically (once a month) using a vacuum cleaner.


That info is from the Sony Bravia Owner's Manual.

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