How to Clean a Toshiba HDTV Screen

By Kate Evelyn

There are two different ways to clean a Toshiba HDTV screen, depending on which type of HDTV you have. Toshiba offers both LCD and plasma screens. It's important that you clean the screen using the correct set of instructions for the screen type you have.

Things You'll Need

  • Microfiber cloth
  • Distilled water
  • Small dish
  • Vinegar (if needed)
  • Rubbing alcohol (if needed)
  • Plasma screen cleaning kit (if needed)

Cleaning LCD Screens

Step 1

Pour 1/2 tsp. of distilled water onto a microfiber cloth. Wring out the cloth if it starts to drip. Gently wipe the screen, beginning at the top. Go left to right, and then reverse until you've cleaned the whole screen in steady rows.

Step 2

Check the screen to see if there are any soiled spots remaining. If there are, mix take 2 cups of vinegar and 2 cups of distilled water in a small bowl. Rinse the cloth and then dip it in the bowl. Wring it out and wipe the screen in rows as before.

Step 3

Look at the screen again. If it's completely clean, simply let it air dry. (It shouldn't take long since you didn't use much water.) If there are still spots remaining, try again with a mixture of one part rubbing alcohol and one part water only on the stubborn areas.

Cleaning Plasma Screens

Step 1

Wipe the screen in rows with a dry microfiber cloth, following the same procedure as in Step 1 for the LCD TV.

Step 2

See if the screen came clean from the dry cloth. If not, dip one corner of the cloth into a small dish of distilled water. Wipe the screen with water only in the spots where smudges, dust or debris remain. Keep your screen as dry as possible.

Step 3

Check for soiled spots once again. If there are places that didn't come clean with the water, buy a plasma screen cleaning kit from your local electronics store. Before doing so, call Toshiba at (800) 631-3811 and find out which one is right for your TV. The wrong one could cause permanent damage. The kit will contain a special spray you can use to clean your screen.

Tips & Warnings

  • HDTV screens are not meant to be touched with your fingers. When you're cleaning the screen, touch it with the cloth only.
  • Only use microfiber cloths. Other types could leave lint on your TV screen.

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