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notebook lcd cleaning

by udayan71 / July 16, 2006 2:58 AM PDT

i was cleaning my macbook's lcd with water and a really mild hand soap (all i had at hand) and i wiped that off, then went over the screen with just water, this water got under the first layer of plastic and a few others i think so now there is water trapped between layers of plastic.

i know that i should have used a microfibre cloth, and i found one (alas, too late). the computer works fine but the water is irritating. it is sitting in the sun right now and that seems to be working somewhat. is there anything else i can do?

i also know that it was incredibly foolish and stupid, no doubt i learned my lesson the hard way. i just hope there is no soap residue..

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Anyone know the proper way to clean an LCD?
by AndyInTN / July 16, 2006 5:31 AM PDT
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I've had this monitor since 2003, I usually just wipe the dust off as I'm afraid to use anything else. Anyone got any suggestions as to how I should go about cleaning it...safely, I think this would be a good video for CNET to do as I know a lot of people who ask me this same question.

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Glass Cleaner
by adkinsjm / July 16, 2006 7:07 AM PDT

I use glass cleaner sprayed on an old washcloth, my eyeglass cleaning spray on a microfiber cloth, or pre-moistened eyeglass wipes.

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(NT) (NT) I use Windex and a paper towel
by awinn233 / July 16, 2006 7:33 AM PDT
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Same way I clean my glasses
by jialuolu-2096123418310153 / July 16, 2006 7:38 AM PDT

I rub it with my shirt

...I'm awful, I know

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The proper way to wipe and LCD Screen
by SantiagoCrespo / July 16, 2006 8:27 AM PDT

1. Lightly rub with a sheet of Bounce, will pick up most of the static-adhered dirt.
2. spray windex on a TISSUE and wipe lightly.
3. wipe any excess windex with a dry tissue.

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by wunderwood / July 16, 2006 8:33 AM PDT
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Their are lot of products out their spacificly designed to clean lcds. DONT USE ANYTHING ELSE. Most of the time all you need to do is wipe it with microfiber, but for when you need to clean better than that use a product designed for it. I use Klear Screen.

Also many manufatures say never spray anythig directly on the screen. Spray it on the cloth than wipe. LCD are sooooooo delicate.

For CRTs you can use windex.

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Don't Do Windex!
by black069 / July 16, 2006 9:54 AM PDT
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Some or most CRTs and LCDs--even some Plasmas--are layered with some kind of anti-reflectant or gloss. Using strong chemicals on these could damage the look, causing annoyance.

Or, Windex would just leave those rainbow streaks that everyone hates.

Use a damp microfiber cloth or similar...warm water, too.

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dry microcloth
by decjr / July 16, 2006 10:14 AM PDT
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Apple's website says 50:50 solution of rubbing alky+water
by Jasmes / July 16, 2006 10:44 AM PDT
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50:50 solution of rubbing alky+water is what I use, and it works fine.

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This is the right way! NO WINDEX
by robstak / July 16, 2006 2:59 PM PDT

50:50 ethanol(not beer)/water

definately the right way. i read in a forum that the stuff you can buy is just ethanol/water mix at whatever the ratio is.

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(NT) (NT) Yup.
by Jasmes / July 16, 2006 3:13 PM PDT
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I'd just use a dry soft cloth.
by timtilley / July 16, 2006 8:50 PM PDT
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I just generally use a soft cloth or a bit of tissue (and occasionally the corner of my (clean) t-shirt, bad I know!). If you need to use fluid make sure you put it on the cloth and I would imagine even just a slightly damp cloth would be enough to remove most gunk.

Whatever you do, never spray/apply cleaner directly your screen. Always apply it to a cloth first, then wipe the screen with the cloth. That way you avoid working fluid where it's not supposed to go.

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thank you
by udayan71 / July 16, 2006 11:29 PM PDT
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these are all good methods, windex isn't available in the UK but we've also been told not to use window cleaning stuff. the water is drying quickly, it's about 1/2 gone - about 24 hours later.

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(NT) (NT) yes, use Klear Screen / iKlear
by Ravensblood / July 16, 2006 11:51 PM PDT
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