Whiteboard markers on LED cinema display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by munstedt, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. munstedt macrumors member

    munstedt

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    I know this may sound bizarre, but I sometimes use whiteboard markers on my iMac and MacBook Pro, and with the glass, it's really easy to wipe off. (Fyi, don't try this on a matte screen, it doesn't work) So when I tried to draw stuff on my new LED cinema display, it didn't work, the ink spread out into little droplets. I wonder how the glass is different on the LED cinema display than it is on my iMac and MBP. :confused:
     
  2. TheOnlyJon macrumors 6502a

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    Uh oh...I hope it's not ruined :confused:

    Reminds me of how I do calculus and linear algebra problems here in my dorm room...on the mirror on the back of our bathroom door :D Works like a charm!!!

    I REALLY want one of those whiteboards they use in Num3rs though. Those are awesome!
     
  3. munstedt thread starter macrumors member

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    I was able to clean it off, but it was difficult. I'm not doing that again!
     
  4. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, doesn't sound weird at all. I do the same thing both on the screens and on projector screens, especially when viewing x-rays.

    I have never tried this on the ACD - only my MBP and on the iMacs, but thanks for the heads up~
     
  5. TheOnlyJon macrumors 6502a

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    I almost wonder if there is some sort of coating that is put onto the glass during the manufacturing process. I can't imagine why it would be any different...glass is glass - -
     
  6. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    I think there is a coating on the glass because when I moved my Cinema Display to a different corner in my apartment the reflection of my ceiling fan light made a bunch of rainbow colored reflections.
     
  7. munstedt thread starter macrumors member

    munstedt

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    I've noticed rainbow reflections on mine too! I fell like there could be a waxy coating repelling the marker. :confused:
     
  8. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Personally I hate ANYTHING touching my displays at all. Especially fingers! But some of it comes from the CRT days when they put all different types of coating on the glass to help deal with glare and such. If you touched these enough, or got certain things on them, it would ruin them forever. In the few times I had to do something like this (and I have) I would just put a piece of glass or plexiglass in front of it first and write on that.

    I would never touch any type of marker to my screen; some screens still have porous coats on them and thus you can bleed the markers into the screen. Scrubbing a screen to get it clean isn't good either.

    But that's just me, being the dork that I am. :D
     

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