Best way to clean dust off of an iMac?

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  1. furryrabidbunny macrumors 6502

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    I have a 20" core duo iMac, and I just gave my room a good dusting (fan and everything). Now I have strands of dust on my monitor that I can't get off. I followed Apples method and tried the damp cloth but it was just moving the dust around (dust has to be really static) and I noticed at one area it put a very faint stratch (which I cannot see unless I am extremely up close and squinting, so I am not going to worry about it). What is the best method of geting it off? Should I soke a cloth instead of damping it? BTW, I am using a handtowel, is that a soft enough fabric?
     
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    Does that cloth last for a lot of uses (I am a tad ocd, you'd be amazed how many times i shift my iMac so it looks straight on my desk). What kind of cloth do they recommend if you just buy the spray?
    edit:
    I have an amazon prime account (got it for free for a few months) and I notice that iklear and other "klear" products are on there and discounted cheap. Anyone use these and like them? I am also unclear about which particular product to use.
    Also, thanks for the suggestion eva01... I am keeping it in mind.
    edit again:
    https://store.klearscreen.com/index.php?cPath=21&osCsid=7115498032a3195e109318d6c94b5d15
    thats teh link to the klear store to make it easy. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I run one of these over the screen once a day. Rev A iMac looks new.
     

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    I use microfibre lense cloths, the kind you'd use on a camera lense or expensive pair of spectacles. Nikon do a good one, as do Pentax.

    My 23" ACD also came with a rather good one. :)
     
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  8. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    What about dusting the iMac internally....? AFAIK popping out the front end of the G5 iSight/Intel iMac is inadvisable, and I hate to bring it back to Apple servicing for a fee, nor have my iMac scratched.

    My iMac has gained 1 or 2 degree C on CPU temp over the past months thanks to my dusty room. :(
     
  9. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto.
     
  10. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    what about those compressed air dusters? do those work?
     
  11. Togglehead macrumors 6502

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    sure they do..if its not caked on there.....oh, and dont shake it, or hold it upside down, you can really damage your gear by spraying condensation all over it
     
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    I've been using the iClean brand for about two years now and it does a very nice job but the iKlean seems to have a nicer cloth with it. I'm thinking about getting the iKlean as in some Apple Stores the small package is really cheap.
     
  13. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Don't bother paying a lot for iClear and stuff like that just for dust. Get a good microfiber cloth and use it to get the dust off.
     
  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Agreed - they last forever. And you can wash them.

    I too recommend OmniCleanz. Dust won't require it, but you'll at times get other things on the screen, and OmniCleanz works very well - also cleans cases and laptops as well. Good product.
     
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