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Discussion in 'iMac' started by EEH, Mar 14, 2013.
What is the best way to clean the 2012 iMac monitor ?
fibre cloth provided by apple...
Damp, lint free cloth (like microfiber).
I have done this like everybody says but it still doesnt get streak free clean, has prints and smudges still (even with a clean towel/hands/purified water).
How to clean Apple products
Apple also gives instructions on how to clean your Mac in the User Guides for the MBA, MBP and iMac:
Also, you'll find plenty of suggestions by searching through the many existing threads on this topic, such as these:
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I need to clean my iMac's screen.
Using a damp paper towel to clean the exterior: Bad?
I have the same problem sometimes and just shoot a little Invisible Glass cleaner on the cloth first. Does the trick.
Apple sell a screen cleaning kit on their store, but I found the exact same one (just a blue rather than a green bottle) made by the same company (Techlink) for half the price. It's the stuff they use in the Apple UK shops.
Here's a link - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/techlink-screen-cleaning-kit-07745157-pdt.html
Here's the link to the Apple one (so you can see its the exact same) - http://store.apple.com/uk/product/T...i-bacterial-notebook-spray-and-cloth?fnode=54
Distilled water to moisten a soft cloth for any spots that are stubborn or were liquid borne, a microfiber cloth for dust and smudges. This equals a beautiful and spotless glass screen.
Cleaning my iMac screen:
Old cotton that has been washed multiple times - discarded underwear - and moistened with spectacle cleaning fluid.
I bought a cleaning kit at an Apple Premium Reseller store. The instructions were very simple:
- Turn off the display and let it cool
- Spray on the cloth, not the screen
- Move the cloth with a circular motion
At my first attempt, I had some of the substance left on the screen so it was clearly visible. It disappeared after I cleaned the screen a second time with less cleaning solution. So I think it's key for perfect cleaning not to use too much of the solution.
(BTW I don't know why you need to shut of the screen to be able to clean it. I suspect that's mostly for touch screens, my iPad went haywire and even shut down when I washed it without shutting off the display first.)