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 While the instruction manual that comes with your monitor will help you understand how to connect your specific monitor and the various controls for the model you purchase, there are some basic how-to’s that you should be familiar with. The following information will enable you to know how to get the most from your computer monitor.

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How to Properly Care for Your Monitor

A computer monitor is an investment and you want to make sure you care for your investment properly. First and foremost, never plug your computer monitor directly into the wall. If there is a power surge, it can destroy the device. Make sure the monitor is plugged into a surge protector that will protect it from unexpected power surges.

Also make sure that you keep liquids away from your monitor. While we all enjoy a cup of coffee, if that coffee happens to be on a shelf above your monitor and spills all over it, you’ll be purchasing a new one due to the damage the spill will cause.

You will also need to clean your monitor properly. Make sure you understand how to properly clean the type of monitor you have purchased.

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How to Clean a Flat Screen Monitor

First things first… When you plan on cleaning your flat screen monitor it is important to turn the monitor off before you start the cleaning process. Once the monitor is off, use a soft dry cloth to gently wipe the screen. Remember, the key word here is “gently”. You do not want to press hard on the screen of your monitor. If your screen is too dirty and gently rubbing it with a soft cloth will not clean it, your best bet is to purchase a cleaning kit made specifically for the cleaning of flat screen computer monitors.

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How to Connect Two Monitors to One Computer

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your computer has connections to accommodate two monitors. If your computer does not have the necessary connections, you can install a video adapter to change the connection type or you can replace your video card or install additional cards if necessary. Once the necessary connectors are in place, connect both monitors to your computer. Once both monitors are connected, turn on your computer. The computer should recognize both monitors and apply the appropriate display settings.

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How Do You Change Your Screen Resolution

If you are operating in Microsoft Windows, you will need to open “Display” in the control panel. On the settings tab under “Screen Resolution” drag the slider to the resolution you prefer and click “apply”. It is important to note that a higher screen resolution reduces the size of the items on your screen and increases the relative space on your desktop.

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