Screen cleaning on MacBook Pro

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  1. jonmf76 macrumors newbie

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    What is the best way to clean a dirty screen on MBP?

    What is "officially" recommended?
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    iKlear is what they push at the Apple Store here in London. It works very well.
     
  3. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Cleaning Your MacBook Pro
    Follow these general rules when cleaning the outside of your computer and its components:
    1. Shut down your MacBook Pro, unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery.
    2. Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the computer’s exterior. Avoid getting
    moisture in any openings. Do not spray liquid directly on the computer.
    3. Don’t use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.

    To clean your MacBook Pro screen, do the following:
    1. Shut down your MacBook Pro, unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery.
    2. Dampen a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or paper with water only and wipe the screen.
    Do not spray liquid directly on the screen.
     
  4. maccam macrumors 6502a

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  6. D34th macrumors regular

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    The most important part would probably be a micro fiber cloth, with water. Like the kind of cloth they give you when you get glasses, if you have them, lol...
     
  7. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    i use screen-clene :)
     

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  8. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    Using any sort of ammonia-based cleaner on screens is a big no-no.

    MD
     
  9. tarjan macrumors regular

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    Before anyone asks, amonia will yellow plastics, along with etch glare coatings. Really, really bad over time and the damage is not repairable.

    It can also corrode electronics around/behind the screen if it gets in there.
     
  10. islandman macrumors 6502

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    Water and a lint-free cloth/towel is all you really ever need.
     
  11. briantology macrumors 6502

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    April fools!? :rolleyes:
     
  12. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    My family has used windex for years, my dads eMac is 5 years old and it's fine, my brothers 2 year old imac g5 is still fine too. Soo... :confused: I just got done washing my iBook down with windex.

    Oh and this is no April fools joke
     
  13. e12a macrumors 68000

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    I can vouch for iKlear..my suitemate bought the package for his macbook and lets me use it. Works better than just water IMO. The smears from the water went away with iKlear.
     
  14. Nevrsadie macrumors regular

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    I stopped by the walmart vision center and picked up a big bottle of 'No Glare' lens cleaner and 2 microfibre clothes for less than 5 bucks. It contains no alcohol and is virtually the same as iKlear, just not nearly as expensive. I have been using it to clean the screen and everything else on my MacBook Pro for a couple of months, works great.
     
  15. briantology macrumors 6502

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    Do you have a glossy or matte finish on your MBP? Would that stuff work on matte?
     
  16. Nevrsadie macrumors regular

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    I have a matte screen. It states on the bottle "safe for all lenses including anti-reflective". I am pretty anal about cleaning my MBP, if it didnt work I would use something else. This stuff does a good job.
     

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