Home Theatre Spring Cleaning

Spring is the time when a lot of people perform a general clean to their homes. A lot of attention is paid to certain accessories and additions like carpets, curtains, hard-to-reach places and outdoor areas.

If you have a home theatre system, spring is just the time for a clean of the machine. It will rid you of dust and dirt that have accumulated during the winter season when you didn’t have a chance to air the room. It will also make your viewing pleasure better since the screen is going to be brighter and dust-free. No more grainy pictures.


So what do you have to do to spring clean your home theatre? Just follow the instructions below.

How to Clean: DVD Players

What to do

  • Before you start cleaning, be sure to unplug the device.
  • Dust all vent holes.
  • Side panels can be cleaned with a clean dry cloth.
  • Lens found inside the player can be cleaned with a disk cleaner.
  • Some areas can be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol and a Q-tip.
  • To remove fingerprints dampen the cloth a little. Just be sure it is not soaking.

What not to do

  • Don’t use abrasive or harsh cleaning materials.
  • Paper towels are not a good idea for cleaning gentle surfaces like receivers and players.

How to Clean: Projectors and Screens

What to do

  • You can clean the projector using a little lens cleaning fluid and a cleaning brush. Be gentle on the surface.
  • The products you use should be nonabrasive.
  • The ventilation grilles can be wiped with a lint-free cloth, dampened with detergent. When you do that, wipe the grilles once again using a clean, dry cloth this time.
  • Your projector needs to be cleaned every three months if it is exposed to dust on a regular basis.
  • The projector housing: a dab of mild detergent and a soft cloth will get the job done just perfect.
  • Always make sure you dry the surface after you wipe it with a wet cloth. Wipe in one direction.

What not to do

  • Don’t use abrasive products to clean the system.
  • When you clean the screen of the projector, don’t use circular motions.
  • Never touch the lens with your fingers.
  • No plastic or rubber materials should get in contact with the projector.
  • Be gentle on the lense when cleaning and touching it. Never apply pressure on it. It is very sensitive.
  • Never clean a projector using flammable solvents.

How to Clean: Speaker Systems

What to do

  • Clean the grilles using a vacuum cleaner. Be careful while you are removing them. Gently pull them forward.
  • Remove dust from the speakers, paying special attention to small parts.
  • Use a soft bristle paintbrush to clean the driver.
  • Cabinets can be wiped with a lint-free cloth, dampened with water.

What not to do

  • Never clean speakers with vinegar or salt water.
  • Don’t use chemicals or cleaning agents to clean the speakers.
  • Don’t let water reach the tweeter domes or driver cones.

How to Clean: HDMI Connectors and Cables

What to do

  • Just remove dust from the cables using a clean, dry cloth or a sponge.
  • Make sure you keep cables organised.

What not to do

  • Never wet the cables.
  • Try not to twist the cables while you are cleaning them. This may result in malfunction of the system.
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Rose Finchley

Rose Finchley loves to write about new technologies and knows a lot about them. She also loves topics about cleaning and home improvement.

2 thoughts on “Home Theatre Spring Cleaning

  1. Really helpful post to clean your home electronics. Cleaning and regular maintenance of your electronic devices will extend the life of your devices and prevent future problems!

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