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How to clean smears off my macbook display


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i used a monitor cleaning spray on my macbook's display

big mistake

how do i remove the smears off the screen.
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What kind of monitor cleaning spray? As directly onto the screen?

I bought this at the mac store:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...nplm=TK299LL/A

And works like a charm, no more smudges ^^
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Sheesh. I always use a soft tissue paper with plain water to clean LCD displays..
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I worked in a tinting shop and they used these Which don't allow any lint from them unlike paper towels.
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I use cleaning wipes specially made for tft diplays and can't complain.
They're cheap, come in a dispenser and have an antistatic effect.
By the way I have recently published my personal cleaning ritual (which is kinda extensive but it works for me).

Regarding the wipes be careful to choose a brand with no alcohol in the solution though...the alcohol can damage your glossy display.

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Something that I use that hasn't failed me yet: a really soft t-shirt.
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Sheesh. I always use a soft tissue paper with plain water to clean LCD displays..
Same here. No problems to worry about.
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i use lens cleaning cloths for eye glasses.

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thanks guys, i tried all these things still smears.
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Never spray a display / lens cleaner directly onto a LCD screen. Always spray onto a lint-free cloth, and then wipe the display screen.

I use wipes approved by Apple.

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I always wondered how to clean the screen on my macbook.
I used the cleaning cloth for my sunnies, works fine. As long as you didn't sneeze on your monitor ha ha
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how about using a damp cloth & then using a microfibre cloth to dry it.
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I use cleaning wipes specially made for tft diplays and can't complain.
They're cheap, come in a dispenser and have an antistatic effect.
By the way I have recently published my personal cleaning ritual (which is kinda extensive but it works for me).

Regarding the wipes be careful to choose a brand with no alcohol in the solution though...the alcohol can damage your glossy display.

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Never spray a display / lens cleaner directly onto a LCD screen. Always spray onto a lint-free cloth, and then wipe the display screen.
It should be noted; that is a direct quote from apple... If you go into help and look it up, your mac will actually tell you to use a soft cloth and room temp water
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you should shut down your mac and let it cool down a loottt too before you do a thorough clean like that.

i love iKlear and microfibre cloths

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