How to clean rMBP screen?

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  1. caleba94 macrumors newbie

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    I want to clean the screen of my new rMBP. How do i do that? Thanks!
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    micro fiber cloth it came with or any microfiber cloth. i used soft cotton towel today with no issues.

    I didnt use any liquid of any sort. If I did, it would be water, on an extremely damp cloth.
     
  3. eron macrumors 6502

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  4. duckrabbit macrumors member

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    I use RadTech OmniCleanz and the included cloth to clean the screen as well as the case. I've used iKlear in the past but find that it leaves too many streaks and smudges on the screen unless you push rather hard when buffing. Omnicleanz doesn't require as much pressure on the screen. Whatever you use to clean the screen, be sure that the machine is off and completely cooled down to minimize streaks. A lot of people simply use water (distilled is best) and a microfiber.

    Edit: Also, this is probably obvious, but you should spray whatever you use onto the cloth, not directly onto the screen.
     
  5. avalys macrumors 6502

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    It's glass. Clean it like you would any other piece of glass. Avoid dripping water into any openings around the edges.

    Microfiber cloths are great. I find the ordinary kind works better than the "glass" type.
     
  6. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Really? You have to ask how to clean a glass screen?
     
  7. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    It's a retina screen! We need retina cloth to clean retina screen!




    to the OP: a soft microfiber cloth will do. Or any other soft cloth. Don't put loads of water on your screen.
     
  8. RealEyes macrumors regular

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    It comes with a micro-fiber cloth. Use it. A lot.
     
  9. dynafrom macrumors member

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    take some windex and 800 grit sand paper and wipe across the screen in a swirling pattern
     
  10. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    The hardest part is cleaning it without leaving streaks
     
  11. aircanman macrumors 6502

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    Use a very fine microfiber cloth, and have a look at Fellowes products, over they years I have tested so many and this stuff, which is an LCD cleaner in a tall aluminium bottle is the best. But the cloth is also key.
     
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    [​IMG]

    ;)
     
  13. eron macrumors 6502

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    Yes! Anyone here tried using newspaper? :D
     
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  15. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    Most the glass cleaning products are just 99% water and 1% vinegar save your money and make your own solution
     
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  17. Doggonit macrumors regular

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    +1 as long as the newspaper has had at least 24 hours of a hobo sleeping on it and has preferably wet himself too. That good hobo urine ammonia is the real trick.
     
  18. Lucky555 macrumors newbie

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    +1 i spent 3000$ for my machine,don't mind to spend another 20-30$ for a good cleaning. it makes your laptop/iphone/ipad/imac new:)
     
  19. Kuray macrumors regular

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    I have Monster's cleaning kit with liquid and microfiber

    But the thing is it looks different than the cloth that come with rMBP

    You can feel it it is different.
    Monster ones has more spaces and it is like a normal cloth but
    Apple ones is more smooth just like an glasses clooth

    Which should be used?
     
  20. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    That's like saying you spent $3k for your computer so you don't want to use a HDMI cable from monoprice, you need to buy the $150 option from Monster.
     
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  22. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

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    I use Gojo with pumice.
     
  23. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Terrible analogy. He said that he doesn't mind spending 20-30, not that he doesn't want to spend any less.
     
  24. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I'm talking more about functionality, distilled water and a cloth will do the exact same thing for the low price of free.99.
     
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