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    Screen Cleaning
    I'm trying to figure out the best way to clean my macbook pro's com screen without damaging, smudging, leaving streaks, etc.

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    Isopropyl Alcohol available from chemists. Not very expensive either.

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    I use monitor wipes from Staples.

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    Here is an Apple KB article regarding proper cleaning techniques for Macs. I follow their instructions when I need to do it and my screen always comes out nice and clean. If you haven't done it in a while, it might take a while longer.
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    I wide down the screen with a cloth at first then I spray a little eye glass cleaner on it then wipe down to dry it.

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    i use the same spray that came with my burberry glasses....works frikin great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalph View Post
    Isopropyl Alcohol available from chemists. Not very expensive either.
    That's a bad idea, could lead to damage.

    I use a microfiber cloth to wipe away all the dust first, then dampen it a bit to get rid of the more persistent blemishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    That's a bad idea, could lead to damage.

    I use a microfiber cloth to wipe away all the dust first, then dampen it a bit to get rid of the more persistent blemishes.
    Agreed. Try to keep chemicals off of your screen. You should need nothing more than water (in small quantities).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    That's a bad idea, could lead to damage.
    .
    I've been using it for five years on a HP f1703 screen and it's still as good as new. The booklet that came with the monitor recommends it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalph View Post
    I've been using it for five years on a HP f1703 screen and it's still as good as new. The booklet that came with the monitor recommends it.
    Perhaps, but the link I provided earlier explicitly states that you not, "...clean the screen with a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone."
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