Cleaning the screen

PsychicRutabaga

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So I'm used to looking at my iPad through a thick, protective layer of smudges, fingerprints, grime, coffee droplets, and all manner of yuck from my big greasy paws. Occasionally I clean it.

But just a little big ago I reached out via habit and TOUCHED THE SCREEN OF MY NEW MacBook! My precious has a smudge! It's like the first scratch on a new car. I can't stand it!

So that made me think, what do people generally use for cleaning MacBook retina screens? I assume like any tech screen, gentle is best. I'm thinking maybe just a slightly damp soft cloth? Eyeglass wipes? Dry microfiber cloth?
 

roguefury

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microfiber cloth with that super-deluxe-triple-reverse-osmosis-ionized-glass cleaner (basically distilled water) seems to work wonders
 

fisherking

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because apple says so.. :rolleyes:

  • Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, and similar items that might cause damage.
  • Unplug any external power sources, devices, and cables.
  • Keep liquids away from the product.
  • Don't get moisture into any openings.
  • Don't use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.
  • Don't spray cleaners directly onto the item.
(and because, seriously, manufacturers of these cleaning agents say the same thing)...
 

polee

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Jul 22, 2008
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There was this recent report where retina screens have been damaged by some cleaning products but I am unclear which are the products are the culprits.

http://www.staingate.org

Can someone please explain what is going on? In the past, I have used iKlear on my non-retina screens. I am not sure if I can use this on the MacbBook 12.
 
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