Is there any way to clean the screen? (20 inch iMac)

Captain Planet

macrumors 6502a
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Mar 24, 2007
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I've got a whole lot of smudges or something like that on my screen recently... and they don't seem to come off too easily. I'm pretty they're not scratches (least I hope they aren't...) and the thing is, I barely ever touched my screen. I also noticed some small dots on the screen... and I can't get those off too. But anyways, they don't bother me as much as those other long marks I have. Any ideas?
 

headhammer

macrumors regular
May 15, 2007
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easy!
spray some window cleaner on some paper towel, give your screen a wipe with it, then wipe it down with some dry paper towel to dry it off.
 

iW00t

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Nov 7, 2006
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Defenders of Apple Guild
easy!
spray some window cleaner on some paper towel, give your screen a wipe with it, then wipe it down with some dry paper towel to dry it off.
NO!!!!

Just some warm water on a soft cotton rug (or used T-shirt, the more used the better) will do.

Window cleaners contains ammonia which may destroy the matte finish on your screen.
 

desenso

macrumors 6502a
May 25, 2005
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I've tried most screen cleaning methods, ranging from over-the-shelf cleaners to small amounts of hot water on a damp microfiber cloth.

By far my best results have come from using a product by Monster. I don't work for them and won't profit from the link. It's a little pricey for something that just cleans your screen, but it really does work better than *ANYTHING* I've ever used. Plus the bottles will last you forever...

I use it on my ACD and on my MBP, as well as all of my friends' gross-ass smudgy computer screens whenever one of them leaves their computer unattended long enough for me to give it a quick clean.

Spray twice onto the provided cloth and rub in circular motions with light pressure.
 

headhammer

macrumors regular
May 15, 2007
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NO!!!!

Just some warm water on a soft cotton rug (or used T-shirt, the more used the better) will do.

Window cleaners contains ammonia which may destroy the matte finish on your screen.
i'm just directly quoting my apple rep here. i work for an apple reseller in australia, and the above method is how we've always cleaned our display units with no loss of matte (or glossy, for that matter) finishes.

this is where our display units' screens are cleaned weekly.

i may also add at this point that the dry wipe after cleaning is to eliminte residue, which can cause problems if it's left for a while.