How to clean 2012 imac screen?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by R.OG, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    GGJstudios

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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:
    Also, you'll find plenty of suggestions by searching through the many existing threads on this topic, such as these:

     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I lick mine every night
     
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    GGJstudios

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    With a name like yours, why would you lick an iMac screen when you could lick a beer glass instead? :D
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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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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    Ddyracer

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    Razorhog

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    New coating? I thought the outside was still just glass.
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, its a purple coating found on many antireflective monitors.
     
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    2012Tony2012

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    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.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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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!
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, i will try that method. It was iKlear that ruined my display while trying to clean off some fingerprints
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Because you can.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    The trick is Try to clean it while the screen is cool!
     
  15. R.OG, Dec 4, 2012
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    I'm pretty sure the display had cooled down when i tried to use iKlear
     
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    Chupa Chupa

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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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    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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