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May 08, 2007

How To Keep Your iMac Looking New

I'm not too crazy about how much dust my new 24" iMac attracts. None of my other CRT or LCD monitors or TVs have ever attracted so much in such a short time. I'm hoping it's caused by static or something only because it's so new. I hope what ever is attracting all the dust will soon wear off.

In the mean time I've done a little research and found Apple's Doc on How To Clean an LCD Panel. They recommend using water only or a product called KlearScreen which I happened to have a bottle of on hand but found that distilled water worked much better. I also never cared for the smell of KlearScreen.

Apple recommends the following method:

  1. Turn off the computer or display. You may need to turn off the computer in order to turn off some Apple displays.
  2. Dampen a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or paper with water only.
  3. Wipe the screen. Do not spray liquid directly on the screen.

Apple also has a page on How to clean the plastics on your Mac.

I've heard people coming up with other methods that include mixing various household cleaning products or using specific glass cleaners but I'm going to stay away from anything but the distilled water because anything containing ammonia or alcohol or is abrasive is sure to cause permanent damage and the whole point is to keep it looking new!

Posted in Apple & Mac , How To & DIY by usrbingeek at 2007-05-08 00:07 ET (GMT-5) | 0 Comments | Permalink



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