How to Clean MacBook Screen without Streak
Although I enjoy using my 16-inch MacBook Pro as my primary workhorse, one of the most annoying aspects of owning an Apple laptop is how readily the display becomes dirty. Here are some techniques below to clean the screen.
- Turn the computer down
Remove the power adapter from the Macbook Pro and turn it off.
If you’re merely cleaning the screen with a dry cloth, detaching the power adapter isn’t necessary, but it’s still a good idea because the friction caused by the cloth could contact with and damage the adapter.
- Use a microfiber cloth to buff away prints.
Polish the screen with a microfiber cloth, moving in small circles around the entire surface. As you work, apply consistent but mild pressure, but don’t exert too much effort.
Any soft, lint-free, static-resistant cloth would suffice, though an optical microfiber cloth is preferred.
To remove all fingerprints and smudges, polishing the screen for five minutes or more may be necessary. To avoid accidently re-smudging the screen, hold the computer by the upper edge or the keyboard.
Using a Moist Cloth, wipe the surface
- Turn off the Macbook Pro.
- Turn off the computer and unplug the power adapter.
- Soak a soft cloth in water.
- Apply a small amount of water to a soft microfiber cloth to make it barely damp.
Only use a gentle cloth. The best cloth to use is one that is static-free and fiber-free, although any non-abrasive cloths will suffice. Instead, use paper towels, dish towels, or other coarse cloths. Avoid soaking the fabric in water. A wet cloth is more likely to seep water into the machine, perhaps causing significant computer damage. If you used too much water, completely wring out the fabric until it is only slightly damp.
- Use distilled water instead of tap water for the greatest results. Minerals are present in tap water, and some of these minerals are conductive. As a result, tap water is more likely than distilled water to produce a short.
- Water should never be sprayed directly onto the screen of the Macbook Pro. This raises the odds of getting water into the machine, which increases the risks of a short. Only use a delicate cloth to apply the water.
3 Wipe the screen clean
- Wipe the screen in small circular buffing strokes from side to side and top to bottom. Apply forceful but mild pressure to the screen while you work. Hold the screen at the very top or very bottom while operating to avoid re-smudging it.
- It’s possible that you’ll have to go over the screen several times before all of the smudges are gone. Depending on how many passes over the screen you need to make, you may need to re-dampen the cloth as you work.
Wipe the screen clean Cleaning Using Formula Cleansers
1. Turn off the computer.
Before you begin, make sure the Macbook Pro is turned off. Disconnect the PC from its power supply. Do not proceed without first disconnecting the computer. If these components are exposed to the wet cleanser, they may be destroyed. If moisture gets to these electrical components while you’re working, you could get a minor shock, especially if the power adapter is connected in.
2. On a microfiber cloth, squirt a little LCD or plasma cleaner. Use a cleaner designed exclusively for LCD panels.
· Using your soft cloth, squirt a small bit of this cleaner on it. Do not drench the cloth. You should only be able to squeeze a small amount of liquid out of it, and it should feel slightly moist to the touch.
· Only use cloths that are soft, lint-free, and static-free. Lens cloths are very effective, although any microfiber cloth will typically enough. Abrasive materials such as paper towels, dish towels, terry cloth towels, and other abrasive fabrics should be avoided.
- Only use cleaning products designed and sold particularly for LCD screens.
- All-purpose cleaners, alcohol-based products, bleach, aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives are not recommended. All of these items have the potential to harm the screen. The screen may potentially crack completely in extreme circumstances.
- Do not saturate the screen with the cleaning solution. As a result, there’s a greater chance of moisture getting into the bottom or side apertures. Moisture should not be allowed to enter these openings since it can cause your computer to short out if it does.
- By using the cloth, wipe the screen.
- Working from top to bottom or side to side, pass the cloth over the Macbook Pro screen. Apply sustained yet gentle pressure to the screen in little circular motions.
- Hold the computer screen towards the top or bottom of the screen to avoid accidently smearing it while working.
- Buff the computer screen as needed until all smudges have disappeared, reapplying cleaning solution as needed. This could take numerous passes across the screen and several minutes to finish.
Using LCD and Plasma Wipes
- Shut down your Macbook Pro.
Before you do anything else, turn off the computer. Before continuing, unplug the power adapter.
Even if you work carefully, moisture from the wipes can sneak into the computer. In the case that this occurs, it is critical that the power adapter be removed first. These electrical components will not be damaged if they are removed before they are used, and you will not be shocked.
- Use an electronic wipe that has been properly prepared.
Wipe an LCD-specific across the full screen, working from top to bottom or side to side. Buff the screen in small circular motions with gentle but even pressure for best results.
- The solution in electronic wipes is just enough to clean the screen without wetting it.
- The solution is also designed to be safe for use with electronic devices. If you’re going to use wipes, make sure they’re alcohol-free. Alcohol can damage your screen