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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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My laptops screen over the years has become smudged and dusty, but I don't really know what to clean it with.

Any legitimate suggestions for a scrub down?

Its the plastic-ish kind of screen, I don't know how to describe it.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:32 AM   #2
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any soft (non abrasive) cloth should do. I use the cheap microfiber cloths you can get in a multi-pack at autozone or meijer. Wet 1 end with water, wipe your screen until clean. Dry with other end.

You could also use a diluted rubbing alcohol/water mixture. I've heard this may mess up some of the antireflective coatings on screens though.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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any soft (non abrasive) cloth should do. I use the cheap microfiber cloths you can get in a multi-pack at autozone or meijer. Wet 1 end with water, wipe your screen until clean. Dry with other end.

You could also use a diluted rubbing alcohol/water mixture. I've heard this may mess up some of the antireflective coatings on screens though.
What he said for a short term solution.

If you're looking to buy a cleaning product, I highly recommend Radtech's OmniCleanz. No streaks, safe for phone displays/monitors/flatscreen tvs/laptop displays/etc.

And it comes with a nice cloth (not one of those shitty, thin, 3" by 3" squares of garbage. I forget exactly what's so special about the included cloth, but it's supposed to be better than microfibers. I'll read up on it). I use it just about daily between my iphone, monitors, tv, and laptop screen. I cannot stand smudges/fingerprints on anything. I've used other products, and this one is by far the best.

http://www.radtech.us/Products/OmniCleanz.aspx

(that's a link to the manufacturer site, I bet you can find it cheaper elsewhere)
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:49 AM   #4
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Old February 11th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #5
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hahahahahahahaha.

I'll have to show my mom that, she has two pugs.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #6
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hahahahahahahaha.

I'll have to show my mom that, she has two pugs.
Better link to it:
http://tom-phillips.info/flash/dexte...en.cleaner.swf
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Thanks!

(I thought for sure I'd hear something about "you'd never be able to view that on your ipad1!1!! flash ftw" )
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Thanks!

(I thought for sure I'd hear something about "you'd never be able to view that on your ipad1!1!! flash ftw" )

Hrm. I didn't really think about that. But it is indeed true.
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Well I would use cloth towel and spray window cleaner that what i do with my laptop for 4 years. It those shiny which easy to get dirty.


Or you could try this. NSFW! click me
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Well I would use cloth towel and spray window cleaner that what i do with my laptop for 4 years. It those shiny which easy to get dirty.


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Umm DO NOT DO THIS. Ammonia definitely removes the anti-glare coatings.
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[QUOTE=MilwaukeeF350;2089053]Well I would use cloth towel and spray window cleaner that what i do with my laptop for 4 years. It those shiny which easy to get dirty.


Or you could try this. NSFW! click me[/QUOTE]

Ha- I was waiting for that one..... I didn't even click on it because I have it at home somewhere..... FTW!!!
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My laptops screen over the years has become smudged and dusty
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i've built a few projectors using lcd's out of laptops and i use water to remove the antiglare off of them so i would not recommend using water
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i've built a few projectors using lcd's out of laptops and i use water to remove the antiglare off of them so i would not recommend using water
unless you have some mutant city water, water does not remove antiglare. Maybe your cloth was abrasive. If you spend a long time rubbing on the screen, the antiglare is going to come off, no matter how soft your cloth is.
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