How to Clean the iMac Monitor?

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  1. EEH macrumors newbie

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    What is the best way to clean the 2012 iMac monitor ?

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  2. Htin macrumors regular

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    fibre cloth provided by apple...
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Damp, lint free cloth (like microfiber).
     
  4. bobright macrumors 601

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    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).
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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:

     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have the same problem sometimes and just shoot a little Invisible Glass cleaner on the cloth first. Does the trick.
     
  7. AT06 macrumors 6502

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  8. FreemanW macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  9. lizardofwoz macrumors regular

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    Cleaning my iMac screen:

    Old cotton that has been washed multiple times - discarded underwear - and moistened with spectacle cleaning fluid.
     
  10. Kutuzov macrumors member

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    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.)
     

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