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I had read that it was alright to clean Macbooks with water and a micro fibre cloth so thats what I did on the screen. I think I misread, because there are like, marks or something on the screen. Is it where the water dried? I better go find some glasses cleaner or something.
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I just use warm water and a cloth, making sure almost all the water has been rung out. It's fine to do as long as you're gentle.
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Will the marks eventually go away?
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I treat my Macbook screen like I do my glasses: clean with the same cloths and 'glasses wipes' that you can get for optical products. Takes streaks and spots right out.
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What water did you use? Sometimes theres um.. "stuff" in your water.. little particles of calcium lean and other "stuff", especisially in warm or hot water! Try this, the same water you used get a clear glass and fill it with this water... can you see things floating aound? is it cloudy?
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I've been using Ammonia-free Spic&Span Cinch glass cleaner on all of my notebook LCDs with great results. It dissolves the greasy fingerprints that tend to accumulate on screens and I've never had any problems with it effecting the functionality or appearance of the display (other than a clean screen, obviously).

But officially, they like you to just use a plain damp cloth. Unfortunately, that doesn't always do the job.
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I also use optical cleaning products that I use for my glasses, including cleaning cloths for cleaning my screen.

What do people recommend for cleaning the white area around the mousepad, as mine is a bit dirty?
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Where did you buy the MF towel. Some places sell these towels but they are full of parafin wax. You need to wash the rag a few times if this is the case. Just use some shampoo and wash it by hand. Then hold it under a hot tap and ring it out a bunch of times.
I have $17 towels and someties they do they same. Its all the water that they hold. In my case I just exhale hot air onto the screen and take it from there with the rag.
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I also use optical cleaning products that I use for my glasses, including cleaning cloths for cleaning my screen.

What do people recommend for cleaning the white area around the mousepad, as mine is a bit dirty?
Same optical cleaning wipes that I use for the screen. "Anti static anti streaking lens wipes" from our local costco type place seem to work well for getting the discoloration out from the area adjacent to the trackpad.

Or medical alcohol wipes that I find in our company first aid kit. Don't use those on the screen though, those leave a residue!
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do these marks coincide with the location of the keys on your keypad? i know there was an issue with my powerbook where the screen actually touched the keys and over time left marks that were difficult, but not impossible, to remove....just takes some TLC with that clean cloth and water
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Marks on the actual computer can be taken away with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser, I just use Windex on my iBook screen, works fine for me.

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Marks on the actual computer can be taken away with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser, I just use Windex on my iBook screen, works fine for me.
Hope that Windex was ammonia-free!
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