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    cleaning anti glare screen
    hey whats the best way to clean an anti glare screen on a macpro?
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    First I use a soft powder brush to wipe off the scratchy dust (If there is dust on it), and then I use a camera lens cleaning cloth lightly dampened to wipe my screen.

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    i use eyeglass cleaner on a paper towel..is that going to get me booted off the forum now? LOL

    i seriously LOVE my anti-glare screen, it was so worth the extra money
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    When my MBP (2008 15.4) is shut down and the screen is black - I notice some dust under the clear plastic.
    I hope it doesn't get worse. I won't even try to open that part...

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    You can purchase screen-cleaning kits at computer supply stores or your local electronics outlet, but they are expensive and the stores aren't always convenient.

    Here is a really inexpensive and simple suggestion. All you need are four items:
    Spray bottle
    Distilled water
    White vinegar or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
    Clean, soft cloth

    Mix the distilled water and the vinegar or alcohol. (Never use tap water. Tap water has minerals in it that will leave streaks.) The best ratio is 1:1, which would be like a half-cup of distilled water and a half-cup of vinegar or alcohol. Put the mixture into the spray bottle.

    Make sure the LCD screen or television is turned off. It is much easier to see the dirt with the screen turned off.

    Spray the mixture onto the soft clean cloth. Never spray the mixture directly onto the screen. The screen is delicate and that much force could damage the screen. Now gently wipe the screen with the dampened cloth. Start at the top of the screen, and very gently make your way down the screen. Let your screen dry before turning it back on. This will only be a few seconds.

    A couple of hints that will help keep your screen lasting longer:

    Remember not to touch the screen with your fingers or hands. The oil and dirt from your hands can damage the screen by burning the pixels out. Just like your mother used to tell you, keep your hands to yourself.

    If all you need is a quick dusting of the LCD screen, try using anti-static and anti-cling sheets that are used for the dryer. They are great for removing the dust without damaging the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    You can purchase screen-cleaning kits at computer supply stores or your local electronics outlet, but they are expensive and the stores aren't always convenient.

    Here is a really inexpensive and simple suggestion. All you need are four items:
    Spray bottle
    Distilled water
    White vinegar or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
    Clean, soft cloth

    Mix the distilled water and the vinegar or alcohol. (Never use tap water. Tap water has minerals in it that will leave streaks.) The best ratio is 1:1, which would be like a half-cup of distilled water and a half-cup of vinegar or alcohol. Put the mixture into the spray bottle.

    Make sure the LCD screen or television is turned off. It is much easier to see the dirt with the screen turned off.

    Spray the mixture onto the soft clean cloth. Never spray the mixture directly onto the screen. The screen is delicate and that much force could damage the screen. Now gently wipe the screen with the dampened cloth. Start at the top of the screen, and very gently make your way down the screen. Let your screen dry before turning it back on. This will only be a few seconds.

    A couple of hints that will help keep your screen lasting longer:

    Remember not to touch the screen with your fingers or hands. The oil and dirt from your hands can damage the screen by burning the pixels out. Just like your mother used to tell you, keep your hands to yourself.

    If all you need is a quick dusting of the LCD screen, try using anti-static and anti-cling sheets that are used for the dryer. They are great for removing the dust without damaging the screen.

    I'm out of vinegar - can I use olive oil?

    I usually use my sleeve to wipe the dust off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechieJustin View Post
    I'm out of vinegar - can I use olive oil?
    I dunno. Ask Popeye.

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    What about a dishwasher? It did a very good job on my car's floor mats and windshield wipers.

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