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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rye9, May 19, 2006.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    I would like to clean my screen with a slightly damp cloth (my iBook) but do not want to shut it down as I am working. Why does Apple recommend shutting down the iBook first?... I ask this because I wish to sleep it to clean it, because the screen is off in both scenarios.
     
  2. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    GO ahead and do the sleeping. Your screen probably only needs to be shut down.:)
     
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  4. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    What happens when you plug in a power cord with wet hands? Probably nothing, but there's a chance of being shocked....

    If you get water into something that shouldn't get wet when it's running, there's a chance you'll short something out.
     
  5. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well the cloth isnt dripping or anything, its very rung out.. if there's no risk of it dripping, should it be fine?
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    It should, but why chance it? You should never let water near anything electrical if it's switched on - unless it's specifically waterproof. Water conducts electricity, both to you and to other components not otherwise connected.

    Just shut it down.
     
  7. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Real men don't pay attention to warnings....or read instructions....or stop for directions....etc.

    haha
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    This real man has chopped through a live 60A cable before now. Now that was real. But at least it was dry.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Pure water doesn't conduct electricity very well.

    It's the pollutants in the water that impove electrical conductivity.

    But it's real hard to find.

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    Apple is probably covering their bases for those who would mist the screen to clean it.
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    Fine. Check your water purity. If it's good and clean, throw a bucket of it over the computer and give it a good rinse. Just make sure it's not doing any CPU-intensive tasks at the time.

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Did you finish off by peeing on it?
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    Somehow, that particular option never crossed my mind.
     
  13. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Water doesnt clean anything anyway. Instead of submerging towel in water and then ringing it out, just take a clean dry towel and lightly give it one or two sprays of Windex or other comparable cleaner - which evaporates faster than water and actually cleans the surface you put it on.
     
  14. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Apple says to use water and only water though.
     
  15. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I usually just use a dry cloth. But water really doesn't clean anything and I've never had trouble in all these years using one or two sprays on a towel. Why would it matter if its water or windex or milk?
     
  16. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    pfft!! Real man indeed...
     
  17. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Last time I checked Apple's site (first time I had to clean my iBook screen...which was about 3 years ago), they suggested a 30% rubbing alcohol and 70% water mixture for the LCD and case. Of course the cloth should be wrung as dry as possible before cleaning anything...and it should be a soft cloth, not something made out of wood fibres.
     
  18. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    This real man swam the Nile, then caught a flight back to the States on which I stopped a would-be shoe bomber, & when I got home I took a bath while balancing a plugged-in toaster on my head. I unclog my nose in the general direction of safety!
     
  19. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    This real man said "Yes" when asked if those pants made her look fat.
     
  20. skunk macrumors G4

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    What did he say after he'd picked himself up from the floor?
     
  21. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    ROFLMAO!

    There's laughing in the face of danger, and deliberately trying to get yourself killed. You sir have crossed that line.
     
  22. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    How awful, you never tell a girl that she looks fat. :eek:
     
  23. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    first of all- what the heck is on your screen?

    Why can't you shut it down temporarily?

    (I hope I didn't miss the answers to the above two questions- but don't remember reading them in the thread.)

    I always use a dry lcd cloth like the one apple provides free- and for stubborn food splashes and such I always breathe on my screen to put a slight amount of moisture and use the dry cloth which seems to work really well. I just have to be careful that I don't touch it with my tongue...zap!:eek:
     
  24. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes, licking your screen is not the most advisable way to clean it. ;) :D
     
  25. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    This sounds like a good method.
    I used water on my PBs screen and now I have water spots that wont go away. So you should use something that evaporate quickly.
     

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