Macbook Pro - Cleaning the screen

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  1. NYU02 macrumors regular

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    I just bought a Macbook Pro (Matte Screen) about a month ago. What is the best (safest) way to clean off the dust and little marks on the screen. At best buy they sell those monitor/screen wet wipes but are those safe?

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  2. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    Microfiber cloth and if necessary slightly dampen a corner of the cloth.
    If its really dirty use a product iike iClear
     
  3. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Buy iKlear from the Apple Store (online or in the store). It's great stuff, cleans everything on the MBP including the mouse and keyboard.
     
  4. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

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    i use monster lcd cleaner you can get it at best buy comes with a microfiber clothe and a bottle of cleaner for about 20 bucks works really well.
     
  5. AngelGuy7 macrumors regular

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    I use those wet wipes with no problem. They're really not that wet. I bought mine from Walmart though I'm sure the ones a Best Buy are similar.
     
  6. diehldun macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using iKlear on my PB for some time, and they work great! Though I've heard, iKlear isn't recommended on GLOSSY screens?!? I just bought one, and I don't know how to clean it then...
     
  7. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for iKlear. Yes, I know you can find cheaper methods, but iKlear never leaves any residue behind (that I can see) and that's worth the price. Works on my iPhone and iPod too.
     
  8. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    ok you go simply to the glasses store..you pick up 1 or 2 of those little cheap cleaning cloths..and you simply rub it softly on the screen..it works great on my ipod,mobile,mbp..
     
  9. polycat33 macrumors 6502

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    I use iKlear, yeah it's a bit pricey but the bottle of cleaner lasts a good long time, and you can clean more than just the screen with it (don't use it on the trackpad though, it says, just use the dry cloth). It comes with a nice big cloth, as well as a smaller travel size cloth and travel wipes.

    I've read that it can leave residue on the glossy ones, but someone said it comes off if you just rub it a lot, and it is considered "polish" so it could be that the glossy ones just require more polishing because they're glossy (makes sense to me).
     
  10. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i vote for monster cleaner lcd cleaner i love it no streaks!!
     
  11. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Another vote here for iKlear. iKlear is a great product. It does indeed clean everything on the MBP very well. Infact, I also use iKlear to clean my iPhone with no problems... looks fantastic when done :)
     
  12. zepharus macrumors 6502a

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    I 2nd the Monster LCD cleaner. Best Buy sell it. You can get it with or without the microfiber cloth for future purchases

    It works great for cleaning the screen and the entire MBP

    If you are a cheap SOB then mix a 3 to 1 ration of water to Isopropyl alcohol (cheap SOBs!!)
     
  13. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    Don't know where you read that. I use iKlear on my glossy screen and it works a treat...
     
  14. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

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    If I just bought a chamois cloth from the supermarket, and some water (perhaps with diluted soap) would that work?

    Seems a bit pricey for what it is. I have a macbook btw.
     
  15. None Such macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering the same thing. My wife was using it and decided to sneeze all over the screen without covering her nose. I gave her this look like..."are you serious?" Then my 3 yr old came up and spit on the screen while she was using it.
     
  16. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I have one of these. http://www.radtech.us/Products/NotebookScreensavrz.aspx

    It works miracles. Possibly one of the best things I've bought for my notebook. It's just a microfiber cloth. It's the perfect size, you can leave it between the display and the keyboard when you close your lid, as well.
     

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