Cleaning PB screen?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by petercw2, May 7, 2003.

  1. petercw2 macrumors member

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    What do you use to clean the screen on a PB? I know that the Apple stores have an incredibly expensive "wipe" thing (like $20)... and I am wondering if it is safe to use some sort of everyday product?

    Windex and a paper towel?

    thanks!

    peet
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    i have a lint-free cloth from radtech.us and i know you can never use windex ecause it strips the coating.
     
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    A lint-free cloth and a weak solution of water and isopropyl alcohol, dry with largish spectacle cleaning cloth.

    Buy a good keyboard cover:
    www.jrhillandcompany.com
     
  4. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    Can I assume these comments apply to the LCDs as well?
     
  5. Pablo macrumors regular

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  6. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, wouldn't mind knowin that myself, my 22" is incredibly dirty.
     
  7. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    The best cloth I've found is a nice non-bleached, non-softened, pure cotton white terrycloth hand towel - freshly cleaned and dryed.

    As for the solution, and I don't wish to contradict Kwyjibo above, but ammonia based (blue) windex works the best (alkalai). Don't use vinegar based (green), it's acidic, and that may be what Kwyjibo may have heard.

    Isopryl alcohol is best on glass, however, it can react with plastic substrates, so I'd avoid it for polishing the plastic of an LCD - it might get white and foggy. Note it said can react. Some plastics do just fine with alcohol, some don't. The only way to find out is to try. I'm certainly not risking it ;)
     
  8. cubist macrumors 68020

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    It is plastic, so abrasion is a concern. I think the clean soft cotton t-shirt, moistened with a little clean water, is the best plan.
     
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  10. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    Oooh, i like the jaguar one, mmmmmmm....
     

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