Intel iMac Screen

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by RollTide, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. RollTide macrumors 6502

    RollTide

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    I just want to say this is the most awesome thing I've ever seen. (the iMac)
    I was just curious as to what you guys use to clean the screen with. I took it to a friends house and his screen was darker. It was also made out of a softer material, so I didn't want to use the stuff he got from compusa.

    Any home remedies also? Just curious thanks guys.
     
  2. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    shut off your mac unplug it, Wipe the screen with a damp lint free cloth follow up with a dry one repeat as needed. This works the best but I have a DustOff cloth thing that works great.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Good advice. And cleaning is good. But your screen is almost certainly not dark because it's dirty.

    What you should do is *calibrate* it. This is how:

    Go to System Preferences -> Displays -> Color -> Calibrate.

    Follow the directions. Try it with the Advanced features turned on, unless you find you really can't understand it (you don't need to know too much to benefit from advanced features, though).
     
  4. RollTide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, I was just a little worried about using water, I'll give it a try.
     
  5. RollTide thread starter macrumors 6502

    RollTide

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    Sorry I did not elaborate on my friends iMac more, it was a G5 and was set at max brightness. The screen is not that dirty at all, but there are a few places that bug me. Thanks guys!
     
  6. generik macrumors 601

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    Try using Windex, sometimes that grime and oils from your fingers can get a bit hard to get off.
     
  7. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Actually, I don't believe its a good idea to use ammonia-based cleaners on LCD screens. Water should be fine, but I'd just go get some screen wipes from Bestbuy or Comp.

    EDIT:
    From CNET.com
    and a video of why not to.
     
  8. HardLine macrumors member

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    NO NO NO NO

    WINDEX = AMONIA = OMFG NO


    one should use water and a lint free cloth, only use a screen cleaner if you can't get your stain out with water.
     
  9. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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  10. HardLine macrumors member

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    If I could make it pulsate I would :)

    Seriously, one should never take Windex to any display device.
     
  11. balamw Moderator

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    There was a significant screen brightness boost somewhere in there, so you're not imagining things.

    It's kinda sad when I switch from my iMac to my iBook. I often wonder where the brightness went.

    B
     
  12. netdog macrumors 603

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    I use iKlear and one of the shammies bundled with it. Works great.
     
  13. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    It's not THAT big of a deal. I clean my laptop LCD screen with one of those scratchy paper towels from the kitchen with Windex sprayed onto it. My screen is fine. No scratches or dead pixels or anything thing else that is life-threatening. Sure, it's probably not the best way to clean it.
     

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