cleaning Mackbook Pro screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mm1250, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. mm1250 macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    My MBP screen is quite dusty and dirty with bunch of spots. What is the best way to clean it? I am scared of scratching it and screwing it up.
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    I used a slightly damp microfibre cloth.

    Slighly damp, not dripping, and use water only.
    Microfibre, to avoid scratching the monitor.
     
  3. amusiccale macrumors 6502

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    there are also cleaning kits for specific types of screens available (mostly alcohol and water) that might come with a nice cloth and easier to manage bottle. Just make sure you read it carefully to be sure you won't ...alter your screen in any way by using it.
     
  4. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    If you use iklear properly (spray a bit on the cloth, rub in a circle until its gone, repeat) then it works great. For most it just makes it smudgier.

    I prefer using a soft hand towel (terrycloth/washcloth type material) dampened in water and polishing. My computer always looks new after a good clean :)
     
  5. SamSchneeberger macrumors member

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    When I clean my screan I usually put the screen on its back, instead of floating around. This doens't make the screen wobble around and you might get more spots off.
     
  6. wozza macrumors newbie

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    I got a special apple cleaning cloth in the box with my macbook, as said above, i just use that with a TINY bit of water...
     
  7. tomewatson macrumors newbie

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  8. Chow7 macrumors member

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    I have iKlear from my old dell... can I use the same liquid or is it really different for other manufactures?
     
  9. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Like many others, I just use a microfiber cloth and water. If you want to get fancy with it, use distilled water.
     
  10. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Where do y'all find descent deals on microfiber terrycloths?
     
  11. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I just spit on mine and rub it with my sleeve
    After all, I'm from the South ;)

    Or this...


    Water and a cloth, but not too much water :eek:

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Some Ajax cleanser and a Brillo pad does great for me! :D
     
  14. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, but I'm looking for just cloths. I already have the kit. A bottle of iKlear will last me about 75 years. It would be nice to have a few extra cloths around for the 3 computers and the TV.
     
  15. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    i know a lot of apple employees use iklear. i personally just use the cloth that came with my air
     
  16. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I have a stuck on screen protector, making the originally glossy screen, matt finished. Because what I'm wiping isn't the actual screen, I tend to use what ever's at hand... I figure, if i screw up the protector, i'll just replace it! So far, it's taken the grunt of everything.. and it's fine.

    However, you folks ain't so fortunate. So.. If i was wiping the actual screen, i'll be using a microfibre cloth with a squirt of iClear - available from any AppleStore!
     
  17. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    I use a new t-shirt with just a touch of water. Cleans my glossy screens perfectly.
     
  18. LurkerDood macrumors newbie

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    Someone here mentioned Apple including a cloth. I went to look for it and there it was in the black little box. :D
     

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