6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2010 8:26 PM by Emiljan
Travis Hayden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I want to clean my macbook pro's screen. Should i use windex on it, or would you recommend against it? I just got my first Mac last friday btw

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • iVmichael Level 6 Level 6 (13,725 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions

    I'd recommend a warm damp lint free cloth and nothing more ... I never use anything like that on screens (or aluminium body) just an old fashioned soft damp (slightly moist not dripping of course) cloth works fine.

    There's "specialised cleaners" out there for computers and screens but in most cases they don't do anything better.

  • Travis Hayden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    so i guess the old windex and paper towel plan is out of the question. XD
    what do you mean by a lint free cloth? where can i get one?
  • Foolbo Level 3 Level 3 (520 points)
    Never. Ammonia based cleaning products will wreck your display.

    Use a damp cloth, or a product such as iClear.
  • iVmichael Level 6 Level 6 (13,725 points)
    +what do you mean by a lint free cloth?+

    lint is the fluff you get on your socks in the washing machine, it's the loose bits of cotton that come off some materials and mixtures of materials, it leaves a reside of small bits.

    The best known "lint-free" cloth would be micro-fibre, but there's also other types of synthetic cloth that's water absorbent and has the same 'bit-free' properties.

    Amazon sell these cloths that are ideal.

  • Travis Hayden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I thought about micro- fibre cloths when you said lint-free, i just wasn't sure at first.
    Thanks for your help guys, you're real life savers!

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  • Emiljan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Im pretty sure you get a microfiber cloth with a new Apple MBP.

    If you plan to clean your screen i suggest you use the black microfiber cloth that came with your unit. Don't use anything else except water.