Best thing to clean a MacBook screen?

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    it seems to get really dirty all the time. what should i use?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    A lint free cloth. Use steel wool if you're masochist.
     
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    lint free cloth? will that get it clean enough? just that?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well I use Windex too, but people yell at me because of the nasty chemicals it has. They say it strips the display of its protective coating and they're probably right, but I've never had any hassles.
     
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    yeah i might try it. i'm not buying iKlear for that much! steel wool does sound like fun!
     
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    Just for whatever you use (unless it's steel wool), don't rub too hard.
     
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    I have always found that some grease free glass/window cleaner does the job well. Spray some directly onto a cloth, let it soak into the cloth and use that to gently wipe the monitor screen.

    Good as new.
     
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    No worries. theMouthPiece is right though, don't spray directly onto the screen. :)
     
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    ok i will go and conquer my screen with the the knowledge u have given me
     
  11. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    tongue


    ok, that was a joke, i just use a tissue with distilled water on it, and gently wipe the screen carefully. i don't know how it affects the screen, might be a bad idea
     
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