How to Clean a Plasma Screen TV and Be Rid of Grubby Fingerprints for Good
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Did you know that one of the disadvantages of a plasma screen is that its surface is more reflective than other televisions, such as LCD? It is also more susceptible to glare because the screen surface reflects light sources from its surroundings.
It also means that fingerprints, dirty marks and dust all show up much more clearly.
In this article we will look at plasma television technology and how to clean a plasma screen TV, or any flat screen television, properly.
How Does Plasma Television Technology Actually Work?
A plasma display is made up of small cells of gases – xenon and neon – that are enclosed between two glass panels.
When you switch on a plasma television, the gas is electrically charged. Then the charged gas lights up red, green, and blue phosphors, creating an image on the screen.
How to Clean a Plasma Screen Safely and Effectively
1. Turn Off and Unplug the Television
When cleaning any electrical item, the first thing you have to do is to switch it off and unplug it from the electrical socket. This is a very important safety precaution.
Since plasma TVs generate quite a lot of heat, allow the unit to cool down before touching the screen.
2. Remove Fingerprints and Smudges with Cloth
The best type of cloth to use is microfiber, however, any soft, lint-free cloth will work. Never use paper towels, toilet paper, or tissues as they are too abrasive and can scratch the screen.
3. Use a Liquid Cleaning Solution For Stubborn Marks
If any stubborn dirty spots remain after wiping the screen with a cloth, then you may need to use a liquid cleaning solution. Just check your TVs manual before you do this as some manufacturers advise against putting any liquid plasma screens.
Never spray liquid directly onto the plasma screen. Spray or pour a small amount of the cleaning solution onto the cloth. Make sure the cloth is only damp and not wet.
Don’t use harsh chemicals or alcohol to clean. This can cause serious damage to the screen. A mix of distilled water with a tiny squirt of dishwashing detergent is perfect.
4. Make the Job Simple with Screen WipesElectronic screen wipes are pre-moistened towelettes that have been manufactured especially for cleaning screens and lenses. This makes the job easy and super quick. Just take one out of the packet, wipe over the plasma tv screen and throw it in the trash once you’re done.
So there you have it. Now you know how to clean a plasma screen TV and take fingerprints and grubby marks off quickly and easily.