How to Clean a Sharp Aquos TV
Aquos is a line of flat-screen LCD (liquid crystal display) televisions produced by the Sharp Electronics Corporation. They contain no mercury and use less power than similar LCD models, according to the manufacturer's website. Like all household appliances, the Sharp Aquos TVs accumulate dust and fingerprints. Cleaning a Sharp Aquos television regularly is required to remove the debris and smudges from the screen. You must use care and special supplies when cleaning the screen so as not to damage it.
Things You'll Need
- Microfiber cloths
- Distilled water
- Isopropyl alcohol
Turn off the Sharp Aquos TV and unplug it from the electrical outlet.
Wipe the surface of the Sharp Aquos screen gently with a microfiber cloth to remove any loose dust and debris. Do not press down while wiping; simply drag the cloth lightly across the surface.
Fill a bowl with approximately eight ounces of distilled water and add one to two teaspoons of isopropyl alcohol.
Dip a microfiber cloth into the water and wring it out to remove as much moisture as possible.
Place the cloth on the screen of the Sharp Aquos TV and wipe it using a light, circular motion. Rinse the cloth if excess dust accumulates on it. Wipe the screen in the same manner until you have cleaned the entire screen and no more dust comes off.
Remove any remaining fingerprints or smudges by rubbing the cloth only on the smudged area in a circular motion. Do not press down hard, since this can damage the screen.
Wipe the screen with another dry, microfiber cloth to remove all traces of moisture.
Rinse the wet cloth again in the bowl and wipe down the frame and base of the TV. Make sure to wipe the back of the TV, since this is where most of the dust will accumulate.
Allow the TV to dry completely before plugging it back into the electrical outlet.
Tips & Warnings
- You can also purchase a special LCD television cleaner from any electronics store.
- If the smudges are difficult to remove, increase the amount of isopropyl alcohol to a ratio of 50:50 with water.
- Do not clean the Sharp Aquos TV with paper towels, since they are too abrasive and may scratch it.
- Use distilled water instead of tap water, since the minerals in tap water can leave spots on the screen as it dries.