whats the best way to clean the screen of a powerbook?

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  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

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    I heard glass cleaners are too abrasive but water doesn't really cut it. Are there better alternatives?
    Thanks,
    Excalibur313
     
  2. KBFinFan macrumors 6502

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    Slightly damp cloth/tissue/paper towel... then just wipe it clean.

    Works well on the case too.. keeping it simple usually works well.

    iKlear is often recommended but there is a thread floating around about some of its negative aspects.
     
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    just water, make sure its not hard water tho, distilled doesnt leave any mineral residue
     
  5. apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Also, a nice clean lint-free cloth should be used too. I actually like to use disposable Kimwipes that I swipe from the lab -- they're very gentle. I never use papertowels or kleenex if I can help it.

    http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=kimwipes
     
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    What are some of the negative aspects about iKlear. I'm currently using the product. It seems to do a good job.
     
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    Some people say it streaks the screan when you wipe it. But, someone else said if you wipe it while the screen is room temperature it doesn't streak. I just picked up some iKlear last week at the Cambridgeside store and am going
    to try it out.
     
  9. alexdugman macrumors newbie

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    Endust

    endust for electronics.

    it is amazing.

    it will take every little mark, including the grease from the keyboard.

    it is amazing
     
  10. excalibur313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have one of the microfiber cloths but it doesn't get rid of smudges that are more than a couple days old. I need something liquid but won't damage it. Water sort of cuts it i just didn't know if there was something easy which would work.
    Excalibur313
     
  11. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    how often do you need to clean your screens from smudging? i hardly ever clean my CRT iMac screen, am i going to want to clean my powerbook screen very often (will purchase within next few months)
     

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