Cleaning the screen

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  1. Compatiblepoker macrumors regular

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    Stupid but important question. What are you supposed to use to clean the screen on a laptop? Any do's and dont's?

    Thanks
     
  2. truz macrumors 6502a

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    ethyl alcohol and ammonia-based cleaners can yellow your flat-screen or laptop monitor over time. stay away from them and you will be safe ;)

    I use water to wipe down and then dry it off. Use a soft shop towel (blue towels located in walmart or auto part stores) they are soft and will not harm your screen.

    You can also buy a kit if you want for cleaning lcd screens, but its a waste of money so your better off with water and a soft towel.
     
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i use iklear, I put a few sprays on the cloth it comes with and wipe in a circle motion...
    (i do this so that the solution doesn't get in the edge of the screen....
    I guess you put the screen flat on a table, and hold the computer part up...)
     
  4. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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  5. Compatiblepoker thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hot water and a towel ended up working. Feels like I have a new computer. It was getting really bad there for a little bit. All the small water spots made it hard to read small numbers.
     
  6. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Another vote for warm water.

    Even a basic paper towel works fine.
     

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