Article ID : 00225041 / Last Modified : 05/29/2019

How to clean your OLED or LCD TV

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Before you start

  • Make sure to unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  • Avoid touching the LCD screen.
  • Don't spray detergent directly on the TV.
    • It could drip over the lower or exterior part of the screen and may cause the TV to malfunction.

    Don't spray detergent

  • Don't spray chemicals such as insecticide, benzene, thinner, etc.
    • These items may damage the TV screen, or the electrical circuitry, and can strip the finish on the TV.
  • Don't put the TV in contact with a rubber or vinyl material for a long period of time.
    • The TV may deteriorate or its paint may peel off.
  • Ask the sales representative if you're going to use their commercially available chemical or cleaning cloth.
  • Don't use a commercially available screen protective filter.

How to clean your TV

  • Gently wipe the screen or the exterior with a dry, soft cloth, such as an eyeglass cleaner.
  • For inks from oil markers on the screen, soak a cloth in a non-soap cleanser diluted (by less than 1%) with water. Squeeze it tightly, then wipe the ink off.
    • Use non-soap cleansers cautiously because it may cause environmental problems when disposed of improperly.
    • Immediately afterwards, gently wipe the screen with a soft, dry cloth.
    • Don't use detergent with abrasives such as a cleanser.

Soak the cloth in a non-soap cleanser diluted with water. Squeeze the cloth tightly, then wipe of dirt

  • The liquid crystal order may collapse if you apply pressure when you wipe the LCD and it may look like a speck of dirt. Turn the power off and on to see if the situation improves.
  • Wipe the printed surface such as CH +CH -, or HDMI 1 of the TV carefully with a soft dry cloth.
    • The printed surface may receive damage if scratched by your nails.
  • It's recommended to use a small duster with a handle to clean a narrow space like between the television and stand (tabletop stand).

    Use a small duster to clean narrow spaces

  • Dust may stick near the vent of the TV. Dust deposited on this area may cause failure and overheating. It's recommended to remove it with a vacuum cleaner once a month.

    Use a vacuum cleaner to clean vents on the TV

  • Soak a cloth in neutral detergent diluted with water, firmly wring it, wipe off the dirt on the remote control, and then lightly wipe the remote control with a dry cloth.

    Clean the remote using a cloth

    NOTE: If the battery fluid leaks, wipe off the fluid in the battery compartment of the remote control before you insert new batteries.