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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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How to clean 2012 imac screen?

What are you guys using to clean the screen on your 2012 imac? I have tried different methods and products and it still looks like crap. The Anti reflective coating reminds me of a transflective monitor i had many years ago which was also difficult to clean.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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How to clean Apple products

Apple also gives instructions on how to clean your Mac in the User Guides for the MBA, MBP and iMac:
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Cleaning your Mac When cleaning the outside of your Mac and its components, first shut down your Mac, and then unplug the power adapter. Then use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the Mac exterior. Avoid getting moisture in any openings. Do not spray liquid directly on the computer. Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives that might damage the finish.

Cleaning the Mac screen To clean your Mac screen, first shut down your Mac and unplug the power adapter. Then use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with just water and wipe the screen. Do not spray liquid directly on the screen.
Also, you'll find plenty of suggestions by searching through the many existing threads on this topic, such as these:
Good screen cleaning liquid/ kit
How Do You Keep Your rMBP Display Clean
How to clean MBP?
Keeping your Air clean?
Clean your MacBook Pro
Alcohol % for cleaning?
I need to clean my iMac's screen.
Mba cleaning
Using a damp paper towel to clean the exterior: Bad?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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What are you guys using to clean the screen on your 2012 imac? I have tried different methods and products and it still looks like crap. The Anti reflective coating reminds me of a transflective monitor i had many years ago which was also difficult to clean.

I lick mine every night
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:05 PM   #4
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I lick mine every night
With a name like yours, why would you lick an iMac screen when you could lick a beer glass instead?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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The reason i ask is because the new coating on the imac makes it difficult to clean evenly. I have cleaned the display on many apple products and this is the by far the most difficult to deal with.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:10 PM   #6
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The reason i ask is because the new coating on the imac makes it difficult to clean evenly. I have cleaned the display on many apple products and this is the by far the most difficult to deal with.
New coating? I thought the outside was still just glass.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:20 PM   #8
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It comes with a cloth, and so far I have not needed any type of solution. In the past I have used iKlear or ShaggyMac's Optimist and both work fine. However, with my iMacs, the screen is rarely touch or put in a situation where it would require anything more than a light dusting.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:27 PM   #9
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New coating? I thought the outside was still just glass.
Yeah, its a purple coating found on many antireflective monitors.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:28 PM   #10
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What are you guys using to clean the screen on your 2012 imac? I have tried different methods and products and it still looks like crap. The Anti reflective coating reminds me of a transflective monitor i had many years ago which was also difficult to clean.
I used a tissue, dipped with a bit of soap on it and warm water and it works well

Also I use the iPad cleaner tissues that you can buy.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:33 PM   #11
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I got my parents a new 21" and I seriously thought I ruined the display when I used my iKlear to clean it and it left a foggy film on the glass that I could not get off! I ended up taking the provided microfiber, soaked it with water, and cleaned the display with that, then dried it with another microfiber. Crystal clear!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 05:37 PM   #12
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I got my parents a new 21" and I seriously thought I ruined the display when I used my iKlear to clean it and it left a foggy film on the glass that I could not get off! I ended up taking the provided microfiber, soaked it with water, and cleaned the display with that, then dried it with another microfiber. Crystal clear!
Thanks, i will try that method. It was iKlear that ruined my display while trying to clean off some fingerprints
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Because you can.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:15 PM   #14
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The trick is Try to clean it while the screen is cool!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 06:17 PM   #15
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The trick is Try to clean it while the screen is cool!
I'm pretty sure the display had cooled down when i tried to use iKlear

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Just use a micro cloth. No need to use liquids. If you must dampen a micro cloth then follow w/ a dry one.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:00 AM   #18
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I did the iKlear thingy too - didn't even know there was a cloth included. And using this dry was the only thing that sorted the iMess!
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Used this on my MacBook Pro and will do the same on the iMac.
Moshi TeraGlove Microfiber Screen Cleaner
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moshi-Teragl...sr=1-1-catcorr
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