best way to clean MBP screen?

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  1. theprizefight macrumors member

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    I have found some tutorials online on how to clean the MBP screen, but I was just wondering if you guys have any personal favorite ways to thoroughly clean the screen? There seems to be a sort of coating of dust in a few places on my screen. Any ideas on how to clean it thoroughly without damage? BTW this is a matte screen on C2d Intel MBP. Thanks very much.
     
  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Know anyone who wears glasses? The cloths that usually come with those are good for cleaning the screens. At least thats what I find to do the trick. I never use liquids on the screen.
     
  3. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Use the cleaning cloth that comes in the box with your MBP. It's made of the same material used in the iPod touch cleaning cloth. Works just fine.
     
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    Not all of us have the latest and greatest MBP where that cloth was supplied....
     
  5. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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    Just buy a iKlear bundle, its got your screen cleaning solution, some travel wipes, and some microfiber cleaning cloths. Whatever you do, don't use windex and a paper towel!
     
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  7. motownflip macrumors regular

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    This is what I do;)
     
  8. II AndyG33 II macrumors regular

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    lmfao
    ill be sure to do that w/ my $2500 machine
     
  9. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    I also use a cloth that comes with a pair of glasses, wet it with water, and wipe it down. It works amazing.
     
  10. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    Best Buy sells LCD monitor cleaner in the Home Theatre section that you can use on everything from small dogs, under-arms, and even bad children.
    Seriously, you can spray it directly on the screen, as well as the entire case of the laptop, it comes in a huge bottle, and with a lint free cloth (same cloth as the eye glasses cloth) It lasted me almost a year, with at least daily cleanings of the MacBook Pro, worth every penny. (Only $20)
     
  11. Architect4122 macrumors regular

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    typically called a "microfiber" cloth.

    can find them in the glasses department, camera stores. work great.

    I got one with my ACD, i use it for the laptop as well!
     
  12. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, my bad, I didn't know that.

    That iKlear stuff seems pretty pricey though.. If you don't have the cloth that comes with the newer MBPs, just buy an eyeglasses cloth for $3 at your drugstore, it really does work wonders.
     
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  14. Batt macrumors 65816

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    I just cleaned mine yesterday with a magic solution: water. I use a damp paper towel to clean, and a dry paper towel to dry. Works great and it's cheap.
     
  15. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    +1 for simple water.
    -1 for paper towel though.
    Try a microfiber cloth, any brand/price. This is what I cleaned my PB with, and never had it hurt the screen in the 3 years I used it. I use the same for my current MBP, and it works just fine.
     
  16. bandaros macrumors member

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    I should imagine that licking it would do the trick.
     

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