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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 9, 2004 5:34:14 PM

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I have an IBM thinkpad and want something to clean the screen.
I dont want to pay too much (ie 8 uk pounds for 12 screen wipes on one
web site).
what type of cleaner should i use ?
what kind of cloth ?

can i use those face wipe cloths you get in macdonalds ?

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 9, 2004 5:34:15 PM

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sam1967@hetnet.nl wrote:
> I have an IBM thinkpad and want something to clean the screen.
> I dont want to pay too much (ie 8 uk pounds for 12 screen wipes on one
> web site).
> what type of cleaner should i use ?
> what kind of cloth ?
>
> can i use those face wipe cloths you get in macdonalds ?

Go to the drugstore and get some eyeglass cleaner pads.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 9, 2004 5:34:15 PM

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> I have an IBM thinkpad and want something to clean the screen.
> I dont want to pay too much (ie 8 uk pounds for 12 screen wipes
> on one web site).
> what type of cleaner should i use ?
> what kind of cloth ?
>
> can i use those face wipe cloths you get in macdonalds ?

I wouldn't!

This is very good, cheap, and safe:

Get some 70% isopropyl (NOT denatured!) rubbing alcohol. Dilute it 50-50
with water.

Use a soft, lint-free, 100% cotton cloth such as a dishtowel.

Dampen one end of the dishtowel with the water+isopropyl mix. Wipe the
screen with it. Dry with the other end of the towel.

-Mike
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 9, 2004 10:41:55 PM

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Michael Geary wrote:
>
> > I have an IBM thinkpad and want something to clean the screen.
> > I dont want to pay too much (ie 8 uk pounds for 12 screen wipes
> > on one web site).
> > what type of cleaner should i use ?
> > what kind of cloth ?
> >
> > can i use those face wipe cloths you get in macdonalds ?
>
> I wouldn't!
>
> This is very good, cheap, and safe:
>
> Get some 70% isopropyl (NOT denatured!) rubbing alcohol. Dilute it 50-50
> with water.
>
> Use a soft, lint-free, 100% cotton cloth such as a dishtowel.
>
> Dampen one end of the dishtowel with the water+isopropyl mix. Wipe the
> screen with it. Dry with the other end of the towel.

I think I'd opt for lint-free cloths, specifically designed for screen cleaning.

You can save money by cutting them down (to a smaller size) before using them.

Larry
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 9, 2004 10:41:56 PM

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> Michael Geary wrote:
> > Get some 70% isopropyl (NOT denatured!) rubbing alcohol.
> > Dilute it 50-50 with water.
> >
> > Use a soft, lint-free, 100% cotton cloth such as a dishtowel.
> >
> > Dampen one end of the dishtowel with the water+isopropyl mix.
> > Wipe the screen with it. Dry with the other end of the towel.

Lawrence Glasser wrote:
> I think I'd opt for lint-free cloths, specifically designed for
> screen cleaning.
>
> You can save money by cutting them down (to a smaller size)
> before using them.

Those sound fine too, except I'm not too keen on cloths that leave an
anti-static or other kind of film behind. Also, anything specifically
designed for screen cleaning will probably cost more than a cotton
dishtowel, and the dishtowel is washable and reusable. I especially like the
ones from India that have kind of a bumpy texture. I keep one in my computer
backpack and use it dry to dust the screen, dampened with water if I don't
have any of the isopropyl mix handy, or with the isopropyl mix for heavier
cleaning. It works great all three ways.

Whatever you use, watch out for the latches that hold the screen closed. You
don't want to catch something on those and break them.

-Mike
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