Remove dust on the screen with an air blower

Fantoni

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May 23, 2010
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Hi, I currently live in a very dusty environment and, as a consequence, the screen of my iPad is frequently covered with dust.

As recommended by Apple, I use a lint free cloth to clean the screen, but I fear that dust specks could scratch the glass when moved under the cloth.

My brother, who is a professional photographer uses some air blowers (Giottos or Bergeon) to remove dust from lens, so I would like to use them for blow the dust off the screen of the iPad, but I have a doubt: could the air blow produce static electricity on the glass of the iPad, making it more dust greedy and so worsening the problem?

Thanks
 

sl33pyhead

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Oct 6, 2009
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When I was overprotective of my iPad for like the first few weeks i was concerned about the cloth thing as well... As long as it's not a rock or something underneath it don't worry about scratches this thing is resilient. My friend just uses his sleeve.

Air blower... That won't get off smudges only dust. I've done it before just cuz. No problems.
 
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Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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Use the micro fibre cloth to remove finger marks etc. When dust accumulates, get a good quality varnishing brush, and remove the dust that way...If you are in a really dusty areas, consider a cover when not in use.
 
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Todthebod

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Jul 21, 2007
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Microfiber cloth will kind of pic up the dust via static instead of sliding it around on the glass.

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get a grip, its just a fekin tablet ! :mad:
U mad? Someone wanting to take care of their electronic device? horrors.
 
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HiddenPuppy

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Dec 31, 2011
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I wanted to put a screen protector on and I used the air method and the micro fiber but ALWAYS end up with some dust under the screen protector, I think it generated static electricity that drew the dust, so I just gave up. No screen protector and I use a micro fiber cloth with a little water mist to clean the screen, works good and doesn't scratch.

I remember when plastic lenses first came out for glasses, yes I am old :D, I was told never use kleenex or paper towels, etc to clean your glasses or you will scratch the coating and then the plastic lenses. After that it went to no problem as long as the lens is wet, so the dust doesn't rub across the lens dry. So with all my electronic things I have always used this practice. No scratches.

Have a great day,
HiddenPuppy

P.S. Not sure if any of this applies to you, sorry if it is off subject.
 
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Fantoni

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May 23, 2010
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Using a lightly damp microfiber cloth is clearly the best method to clean the screen (and is it recommended by Apple too), but my screen is not dirty, it is simply covered with dust (my house is currently a construction site). In my case, the air blower seems very effective to clean the screen, but I fear that all these air blows could generate static electricity on the glass and, as a result, worsening the problem in the long run.
 
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HiddenPuppy

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Dec 31, 2011
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Using a lightly damp microfiber cloth is clearly the best method to clean the screen (and is it recommended by Apple too), but my screen is not dirty, it is simply covered with dust (my house is currently a construction site). In my case, the air blower seems very effective to clean the screen, but I fear that all these air blows could generate static electricity on the glass and, as a result, worsening the problem in the long run.
That has been my experience when trying to put the screen protectors on, seems like the air can just attracts the dust. But what I was saying about the damp cloth is that it will get the dust off and in theory not scratch the screen. Kind of a pain to do it that way, but if your situation is temporary as far as the amount of dust it should work.

HiddenPuppy
 
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JMG

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May 4, 2006
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Why not use a screen protector and just wipe it off with almost any cloth without worrying about damaging a screen, but a $20 screen protector instead?
 
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Mikes2pads

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Mar 24, 2012
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Everyone here's correct.
An eyeglasses cloth is a good way to avoidswirlmarkswhich will take years to do on glass like this. Microfiber is good.
Why not get a good crystal clear screen film / protector... Then wipe it until your hand can't wipe anymore.
My gumdrop drop case has a screen shield and I can't seem to scratch that. iPads glass is top shelf. You really could use your sleeve
 
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