caring for a Mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AeroBar, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. AeroBar macrumors 6502a

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    hi,


    I have covered when not in use but there is dust gathering on it all the time.
    also there are small stains on the screen from people constantly pawing it.
    how do you guys clean your Macs?
    Especially the material on the optical drive 'entrance'.

    cheers.
     
  2. Prabz26 macrumors regular

    Prabz26

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11a Safari/525.20)

    i was wondering this too how do u take care of ur iMacs screen???
     
  3. CalZephyr macrumors member

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    I've found that warm water and a soft cotton cloth are great for cleaning up the blood and tears of whoever touches my screen.
     
  4. AceWilfong macrumors regular

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    A wooden ruler applied to the paws, would be my first choice.
     
  5. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    I use a microfiber cloth to clean my screen, with a solution of isopropyl alcohol and distilled water.

    I go easy on the alcohol (maybe no more than 1/3 of the solution). Don't use a paper towel or anything, and don't use a cleaner with ammonia in it... at least not on a matte screen (not sure if it's AS big a deal with a glossy screen).
     
  6. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    Everybody has their own preference. I use a microfiber towel and slightly soapy water. I'd only move on to other solvents if water isn't doing the job. You can't necessarily see dulling you may be causing with non-polar solvents.

    *prepares to be flamed by chemists*
     
  7. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    can anybody tell if this is suitable for wiping old sneeze marks:eek: from my Mac screen. it appears to be harmless/

    and would it be okay for a macbook screen?
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Buy iKlear if you want the best. It's expensive but it will keep it clean for years.
     
  9. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank you.:)
     

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