What is the proper way to clean screen.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by markjones05, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I have a 17" studio display and i was just wondering how one would clean it. I dont want to ruin or leave streaks or scratches on it and gentle wiping wont get some of the markings off. Does anyone know the best way to clean it?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2002
    i have always used alcohol on crt and lcd displays and it cleans dirt and anything else off. it hasn't ruined any of my screens yet and i have been doing it for a while.

    whatever you do don't use any normal household cleaners as many will strip off coatings (i know this is the case on crt displays and is likely true with lcd displays). i know someone who used windex on a crt once and it ate away at the coating on the screen and left little marks everywhere from where the droplets landed.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2003
    They sell generic 'screen cleaners' whipes at most electronics/supply stores. Vector is absolutely correct in saying not to use any common household cleaners, because they will cause damage.

  4. macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I have been using iKlear on my 17" CRT. It is now 3 years old. Just recently noticed irregular clear areas at the bottom of the screen. What would have caused this damage? Will it cause any problems?
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY

    Will it work on an apple flat screen and not a crt? Is there anything i can use household that wont damage my screen. Its not that dirty i feel like i can do a pretty good job just moistening a towel and wiping down with that. Is that the wrong thing to do? I really just want an easy way to clean it without buying any special cleaning supply. Can i do so?
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2003
    I use water & vinegar, mixed about 8:1 in an old window cleaner spray bottle. It gets stuff off and doesn't streak. Use sparingly and be sure to use a soft cotton cloth or handkerchief, not any paper products.
  7. macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    if you really want to play it safe, i'd say use specially made 'screen cleaning' cloth, or kit.

    and if they stuff up your screen you can always sue them! :p :D
  8. macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    i use alochol if my screen is really dirty otherwise i use a lint-free clother and water on my powerbooks LCD, I got the lint free cloth from www.radtech.us incase thats kid of what you were looking for.
  9. macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    I use rubbing alcohol for my LCDs. I use rubbing alcohol because that's what they display makers use in the factory before shipping them out.


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