What to use to clean my MB screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sportdan31, May 3, 2007.

  1. sportdan31 macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2005
    Obviously, something to avoid scratching it. Would the cloths that people use to clean their glasses work? Thanks.
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    micro-fiber cloth is OK

    I periodically use iKlear/KlearScreen. It will remove the little spots that inevitably show up. After I do the screen, I use what's left on the rest of the computer.

    That's the only other product I would use. Otherwise, dust free cloth, like micro-fiber and a little plain water.
  3. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    How good is this iKlear product? I have heard about it but not much feedback, but I'm guessing it's good since a lot of people use it. Cheers!
  4. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    I second the iKlear. 20 bucks will get you a nice kit and a bottle that will last a long time. It's a great product and leaves your screen looking awesome.

    Man, I sound like a shill...
  5. robby818 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2007
    Before using a microfiber, I use a feather duster to remove the majority of dust dirt from the screen. Then if there are still smudges, I'll use a damp microfiber cloth.

    The problem with just using a microfiber cloth is that you trap dirt and dust between the screen and cloth and while the cloth won't normally scratch the screen, the particles will.

    All LCDs (glossy and not glossy) are very susceptible to micro scratches. Just wiping it, even with a soft microfiber will cause tiny scratches which you can see if you look carefully enough, so don't wipe the screen too much, just when necessary.
  6. xJulianx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    A damp dust free cloth does the trick for my MacBook.
  7. khunsanook macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    East Asia
    A water-dampened microfiber cloth is all that I've ever used. There's no need for chemical cleaning products.

    From the MacBook manual:

    "To clean your MacBook screen, do the following:
    Shut down your MacBook, unplug the power adapter, and remove the battery.
    Dampen a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or paper with water only and wipe the screen."

  8. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    +1 for iKlear. Apple even recommends it. It doesnt leave streaks like tap water (it even cleans up the streaks), and I'm not going to go out and buy a gallon of distilled water just to clean my LCD.

    You can get the bottle by itself for around 12 bucks, just use your existing microfiber cloth.

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