cleaning MacBook Air screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gabo864, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

    gabo864

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    I need to clean my MAcBook air screen and I don't know what's the safest way to do it. Any products you recommend? Thanks.
     
  2. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    I use a very clean microfiber cloth and a small spray of screen cleaner.
     
  3. Cwolk macrumors regular

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    To be even safer, I usually spray the cleaner on the cloth rather than the computer.
     
  4. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    Don't waste your money on $$$ screen cleaners.

    In Canada I go to local pharmacy and buy there (Pharmasave Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 70%) small amount on micro fiber cloth and then buff off lightly with dry other side of cloth.

    Used this method for over 20 years on every pc,mac,tv ect...never failed me.
     
  5. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't spray anything on my computer. I use a microfiber cloth too, sometimes just a slightly moistened kleenex. I also have some cleaning wipes called "iKlear". Don't know if they even make these anymore. I bought a package of these about 10 years ago and still have some, they seem to work well on all my LCD screens.
     
  6. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    iKlear is great stuff. The two-package system is a bit cumbersome, but it works well.
     
  7. CreatorCode macrumors regular

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  8. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly...for those too rushed to click the link, Apple recommends just a little water and a lint-free cloth. Never spray anything directly onto the laptop, as liquid can get into a crevice/opening and kill your Mac.

    In years past, there were all sorts of concoctions on the market, but these aren't needed anymore. Just a little water on a lint-free cloth...
     
  9. charlyham macrumors regular

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    This is what I have used for years on all my screens. I buy it by the gallon and put it in small spray bottles.
    http://kinetronics.com/store/aqueous.html
     
  10. Newfiebill macrumors regular

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    The Alcohol is great for cleaning oils and dirt from the metal palm rests and glass track pad too
     
  11. BigCanoe macrumors 6502

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    I thought
    I thought this would damage the Air screen as it does not have a glass layer on top?
     

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