Suggestions to Cleaning New Macbook Screen

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  1. Chim3ra macrumors member

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    Anyone have ideas on what's ideal to use to clean the screen?

    i'm was thinking about using windex and a shammy to clean it, any suggestons?
     
  2. Lray3152 macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking the exact same thing the other day, so I also am interested on how to clean the new macbook screen!
     
  3. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't recommend any liquid as if any gets inside the computer it will ruin it along with your warranty (there are water sensing stickers under the keyboard right?)
     
  4. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Turn off the computer. Get a little water on one of the corners of the black cleaning cloth. Wipe the whole screen. Buff it dry. That is all you need to do.
     
  5. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. A slightly damp microfibre cloth is all you need.
     
  6. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    If you have really stubborn fingerprints (me cleaning my sisters new macbook) you can always use monster screen clean. You can find it at walmart, ciruit city or bestbuy but its usually cheapest at walmart. Its gel based so when you spray it it doesnt drip and it comes with a microfiber cloth. I use it on all my screens and tvs.
     
  7. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Never

    NEVER EVER USE Windex on a computer screen, not even a CRT.
     
  8. mikeyr0x macrumors member

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    i agree 100% but on the new macbook screen is glass, butttttt i still wouldnt use windex personally

    as previous poster said, just wet a corner of the cloth that comes with our macbooks, go over the screen lightly then buff afterward. dim your screen all the way before doing this so its easier to see the water lines and buff them out.

    <3
     
  9. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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    Water is a polar molecule; It's not going to remove any of that oil you left on the screen ;)
     
  10. skrutzen macrumors regular

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    I use iKlear. Kind of pricey but I know that's what they use at the Apple Store when they clean the screens. It works really well.

    Come to think of it, why can't we use eyeglass cleaner? Our screens are on the new MacBooks are glass. Eyeglass cleaner is pretty mild, I use it all the time for my sunglasses.
     
  11. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    water may be polar, but it doesn't "remove" it loosens the oil and dust molecules on the screen. the microfibre cloth will rub away the rest.
     
  12. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I have been using Pledge Multi-Surface wipes for years, with no problems... :)
     
  13. mikeyr0x macrumors member

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    cringe
     
  14. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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    From my experience, water just smears the oil over the screen even more. I don't think spraying a little bit of wyndex or eyeglass cleaner on a microfiber cloth will have any adverse effects.
     
  15. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I use a 50% isopropyl alcohol solution. Buying the overpriced "screen cleaners" is silly.
     
  16. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I don't know why you cringe... :confused:

    They are safe on Metal, Glass, and Electronics. :rolleyes:

    I also use them on my bigscreen HD... :p

    They're cheap, disposable, and work GREAT! :)
     
  17. Chim3ra thread starter macrumors member

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    thx for the advice everyone! probably gonna go the route of the microfiber cloth for now, and i'll ask santa for the iKlean from the apple store, and test it out, see if there's a significant difference

    =)
     
  18. zacharoo macrumors newbie

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    Phew!

    I just cleaned my MacBook glass screen thoroughly. I was working outdoor in an open restaurant (probably shouldn't have) and noticed tiny spots of oil on the glass screen. Not visible when it's turned on, but I'm just so picky like that. ;)

    I simply dabbed water on the cloth that came with the MacBook and wiped it. Took me some wiping but eventually the oil disappeared.
     
  19. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for iKlean. I have used it for years and really like it. I use it to keep the case clean also. I started using it on my 12" PB and still use it on my BlackBook and my wife's MBP. It seems to keep the case clean longer, more resistant to smudges I believe. Ask the folks at the Apple store if they would squirt your cleaning cloth for you and try it before you buy it. :cool:
     
  20. itzdata macrumors newbie

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    Windex - HELP

    Hi All,
    Greetings one and all, I am a new member.

    Does this mean I am in BIG trouble? because I have a 17" Powerbook G4 and have always used Windex.

    Now I have my nice new 17" MacBook Pro. I have started using Windex on it as well, and that's not only the screens but the rest of the aluminium as well.

    Have I wrecked them? Some one said I sould use methylated spirits to clean the entire aluminium outside and the Windex on the screens.

    Is there anything I can or should do to correct any problems I may have caused though I must say they both seem absolutely fine and clean with no stains or marks etc. I would be most grateful for any advice please.

    I should have joined a forum way back!

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  21. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

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    I use those baby wipe type deals that are made for computer equipment. They are slightly damp and clean well.

    Zack
     
  22. odinsride macrumors 65816

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  23. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    its glass...so its not the same as older laptop screens...

    just use water on a soft tissue like paper..

    Not a big issue....
     
  24. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    You can use whatever the hell you want. It is glass. Just don't use too much liquid and get it under the screen. Personally, I use monster screenclean but the cloth they give you sucks so clean it with one cloth and then buff it with the cloth that came with the MB.
     

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