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Is it safe for my devices to use 95o pure alcohol???

I want to disinfect my devices(pc monitor,smartphone,tablet) daily,is using toiler paper or a microfiber cloth with 95o pure alchohol safe or will it damage the device. I have started only using the microfiber cloth with the monitor but the tablet and smartphone need disinfecting since they are with me all day.

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Alcohol's fine for electronics.

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Considering IPA is just that and circuit repairs are usually followed by cleaning with it after soldering on them with flux. It should be fine, however, alcohol has a tendency of removing glue (like the ones used for gluing digitizer to your phone screen, or your phone frame to its chassis) Be aware of how much you use and where you use it.

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Yup, no problem. 

It tends to leave traces on displays, so you might want to use some screen cleaner after it to remove them. 

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7 minutes ago, Levent said:

Considering IPA is just that and circuit repairs are usually followed by cleaning with it after soldering on them with flux. It should be fine, however, alcohol has a tendency of removing glue (like the ones used for gluing digitizer to your phone screen, or your phone frame to its chassis) Be aware of how much you use and where you use it.

I only use it on the outside of my device will that be ok?

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7 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

Yup, no problem. 

It tends to leave traces on displays, so you might want to use some screen cleaner after it to remove them. 

The alchohol that I get because of where my mum works is very pure and doesnt leave a trace.

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5 minutes ago, ManosMax13 said:

The alchohol that I get because of where my mum works is very pure and doesnt leave a trace.

It's a little less about the purity of the IPA itself, and more about the impurities that it picks up while wet, and rapidly left behind as it evaporates and dries.

Using it on the surface should be perfectly fine, again as @Levent has said, so long as you're not being excessive.

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Yep it's fine. It's what most of us use to clean our PC parts because it evaporates quickly.

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Just asking why disinfect the pc/monitor those are always at home unless you got it second hand or have had them in storage a long time, I understand the phone and tablet (something I forgot is that unless you touch everything you see then touch the monitor and pc then it would need disinfect)

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1 minute ago, Kanna said:

Just asking why disinfect the pc/monitor those are always at home unless you got it second hand or have had them in storage a long time, I understand the phone and tablet (something I forgot is that unless you touch everything you see then touch the monitor and pc then it would need disinfect)

Thats why I now use only the microfiber cloth without anything on it for the monitor just to get rid of the dust.

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1 minute ago, ManosMax13 said:

Thats why I now use only the microfiber cloth without anything on it for the monitor just to get rid of the dust.

What I do is dust pc out with compressor and microfiber cloth to get rid of dust and dirty parts or thermal paste on cpu I can use alcohol or other products to remove it

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Also take care with some printed stuffs, the 95% alcohol dissolves some types and leaves you with a sticky mess smearing.

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Alcohol like that on phone screen can damage the oleophobic coating on the phone screen if you so it regularly enough. That means less smooth finger swipes, and more fingerprints or oils on the screen.

At least from what I have been told.

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I think if you are that concerned and doesn't want to take the risk you can put your phone in a zip lock or use those waterproof phone bag while outside ?? Just that you probably won't be able to use fingerprint scanner or iris scanner.

 

I usually just use 70-75% alcohol, sprayed onto a microfiber cloth then wipes the phone using it, dries slower than a 95% or 99% though since it contains water. My friend uses those UV light dome, like the one you get from Whitestone dome, idk if its safe for the phone in the long run or not though.

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4 hours ago, Levent said:

Be aware of how much you use and where you use it.

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