What's safe to use to wipe down the MBA screen?

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  1. BENJMNS macrumors 6502

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    I notice it's that ideal middle between matte and glossy. Apple really did their homework. I want to keep it this way so what do you guys use to clean off all the crap that naturally gets on laptop screens?

    TIA
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    When I worked at the Apple Store, I effing HATED closing and having to clean the Air screens. That "ideal middle" you're talking about is a total PITA to clean when they have tons of fingerprints on them. :eek:

    We used iKlear and a microfiber towel. Whereas it'd take literally 2-5 seconds to clean off any of the notebooks w/ glass screens, it'd take 20-30 seconds to really get the Air screens clean. But they did eventually come clean.

    That's what I'll be using on my personal Air. Oh, and smacking anyone that tries to touch the dang screen! :)
     
  3. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Nobody touches my screen, I suggest you teach your "others" the same.

    My son and wife love to point and touch their own screens, more power to them.

    Touch mine, get a smack down...:D
     
  4. virtuatony macrumors regular

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    I haven't had to clean mine yet, but if the purple anti-glare coating is on top of the screen and not a layer beneath it will make it more challenging to get it clean.
     
  5. ukpetey macrumors regular

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    It's Official!

    From the MacBook Air Manual:

    "Cleaning the MacBook Air screen To clean your MacBook Air screen, first shut down your MacBook Air and unplug the power adapter. Then use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with just water and wipe the screen. Do not spray liquid directly on the screen."

    Hope this helps!

    Peter
     
  6. BENJMNS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'm going to follow the manual. thx.
     
  7. CatKingK macrumors newbie

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    Also wait a little bit until the screen cool down before cleaning with cloth and water.
     
  8. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't the MBA comes with the black microfiber cleaning-cloth anymore? :(

    With kind regards,
    Bas
     
  9. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    Mine didn't come with a cloth.
     
  10. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    My 13in MBA came with a microfiber cleaning cloth.
     
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  12. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    I use iKlear on all my Apple products as Apple uses it, however I never spray anything on the screen, always the cloth and then I wipe my screen, keeps my uMB looking purtie.
     
  13. robby818 macrumors 6502a

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    Two steps:
    1. Feather duster to remove most of the dust & particles.
    2. iKlear on a microfiber cloth

    Never use paper towels.
     
  14. ssb333 macrumors member

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    Interesting. My 11 inch MBA didn't come with it.
     
  15. barmann macrumors 6502

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  16. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

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    Is it a late 2010 MBA?

    With kind regards,
    Bas
     

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