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How to Take Proper Care of Your LCD Screen: The 5 Tips to Keep your Display Brand New

There are so many technological developments at our disposal. We have various large appliances and many advanced smart devices. As users, it’s important to find a piece of technology that fits our needs. Since we’re faced with so many options, finding the right device sometimes takes a bit of time and research. Especially if you’re really in need of something very specific. That’s when you usually need to bring in an expert to help.

But what happens after you get the piece of technology you need? Of course, you start using it and if you’re lucky, it lasts for quite some time. You don’t need to think about upgrading it. Unfortunately, most technology today comes with an expiration date. That means it probably won’t last long beyond the warranty. Of course, this is not necessarily true for each piece of technology. If you buy a high-quality model, you can usually expect the gadget to last a bit longer. 

However, money isn’t the only thing that is crucial for your technology’s life span. There are other things that affect it as well. For instance, let’s take a look at LCD technology. LCD screens have been around for quite a few decades. And they keep optimizing to cater to users’ needs. But, unless you take proper care of your LCD screen, it can easily break down and you’ll be forced to get a new one. That’s why proper care is essential.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the omnipresent LCD screens and give you a few tips on how to ensure these serve you for years to come. It requires no special effort on your end as it all boils down to a few practical tips. Let’s take a look.

Why proper care matters

LCD displays are a practical solution for many devices. They’re easy to integrate and can be adjusted to many applications, making them a very flexible piece of technology. That’s why they’re also used in many industries thanks to their durability and ease of integration. 

But, even LCD displays can be known to break down. That’s why, as an LCD user, you need to practice good care to avoid LCD defects and other potential screen issues. Luckily, you can easily ensure that your LCD lasts a long time just by implementing some useful tips.

Clean regularly and gently

One of the best things to do for your LCD screen is clean it regularly. You probably noticed that it can get pretty dirty quickly. Dust, fingerprints and smudges can affect your viewing experience negatively. To make sure that doesn’t happen, you need to clean your display and make sure it’s free from dust. But just cleaning it isn’t enough. You need to clean it properly; instead you’re risking overheating and component failure problems.

When you clean an LCD screen, use a soft microfiber cloth and not the first thing you find. Avoid using paper towels or tissues as they can be quite harsh and scratch the display. Also, there’s another important thing to remember. Never spay any liquids directly to the screen. This will just cause the water to seep into the edges.

Use a screen protector

If possible, you should always protect your display with a screen protector. What exactly is a screen protector? Well, it’s a thin piece of film that basically sticks to the surface of your LCD display. That gives your LCD screen an extra layer of protection. The screen protector can additionally safeguard your screen against minor scratches and other impacts.

Handle with care

Even though LCD screens are durable they can still be damaged. These displays are very delicate and you need to handle them with care. That means to always use both hands when carrying the screen to prevent any potential cracks. Also, avoid placing any heavy objects on the top of your device because it can lead to accidental drops or impacts.

If you’re moving and need to transport your device, then try to use a protective case or package the screen safely so it’s safe from bumps on the road.

Adjust settings accordingly

Taking care of your LCD on the inside is as important as taking care of your screen on the outside. Your settings need to be at an optimal level. For instance, make sure to adjust brightness properly to extend the LCD screen’s lifespan.

If you put your LCD screen’s brightness levels on the highest possible setting, you risk damaging the backlight. Plus, high brightness can also damage your eyesight.

Avoid using harsh chemicals

If you decide to use any harsh chemicals to clean your LCD display, you might damage the protective coating of your display. Never use acetone or alcohol-based liquids to clean your screen. It will just do damage and you’ll end up with a dull display.

With just these 5 tips you can expand your LCD display’s lifespan by many years and you won’t need to worry about replacing it any time soon.

The bottom line

As you can see, proper LCD display care doesn’t take a lot of effort. You just need to have some basic tips in mind when handling your LCD screen. That means cleaning it properly and using the right material and liquids when doing so.

Harsh materials will only damage your screen and you’ll end up having to get a new one. Additionally, you need to make sure your settings are also adjusted in a way that doesn’t negatively affect your viewing experience.

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