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    Hi there all.

    What do you use to clean the glass screen on your iMac ? Mine has developed a few smears etc as the result of eating near the screen and then wiping it with a cloth that wasn't too clean itself. Is there a dedicated screen cleaner, types of cleaners to avoid etc ?

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    Pretty much any electrical store sells LCD screen cleaner, it's not expensive. I tend to just regularly wipe down my 24" LCD with a slightly damp, lint-free cloth (ie. used for cleaning glasses).

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    I thought the manual with all Mac Models said use a slightly damp lint-free cloth. Moisten with clean water, no alcohol-based cleaning fluids.
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    Your iMac comes with what looks like a suede cloth for the screen. but if you can't find it, use Microfiber.

    if you have to use a cleaner go for something with Isopropyl Alcohol aka Isoprpanol

    when i swaped out out my HDD on my iMac, i got finger prints over the screen. i used Microfiber on the inside and outside of the glass, and it came up spotless.
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    I use the one that came with my iMac, you can buy them from glasses places such as sunglasses hut, make it slightly damp and wipe away. When I had apple come and replace the screen in my iMac they used a micro fibre cloth, which in actual fact did a hopeless job as there are bits of dust under the screen.

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    I use the one that came with my iMac also.

    Stubbon marks I use a clean cloth with warm water, and then buff the screen with the micro-fibre cloth that came with the iMac
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    The best thing I have found to clean my iMac screen is a very soft hand towel. I dampen one corner of it with water and clean the screen. Then I use the dry part of the towel to wipe away the water. I find that doing this when the iMac is cold leaves no streaks on the screen. It looks like its brand new just out of the box. While cleaning a warm screen always leaves streaks on the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caesarlike View Post
    The best thing I have found to clean my iMac screen is a very soft hand towel. I dampen one corner of it with water and clean the screen. Then I use the dry part of the towel to wipe away the water. I find that doing this when the iMac is cold leaves no streaks on the screen. It looks like its brand new just out of the box. While cleaning a warm screen always leaves streaks on the screen.
    Yep, same method here and it's never failed me. There's no need for all those expensive products that people use.

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    Is there something wrong with the microfibre cleaning cloth that comes in the white box of every Mac, iPod & iPhone?
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    I just wiped down my screen using the iKlear spray and microfibre cloth, and it has left smear smudges all over it

    I think my problem was I didnt power it down and let it "cool" before I started wiping it.

    I think ill unplug it, let it sit for a few hours then take a damp microfibre cloth and just wipe it down which will hopefully eliminate those ugly smear marks !
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