How To Clean Your IMAC Screen

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The iMac is an iconic computing device that has been around for decades and is still the go-to choice for many Mac users. The sleek design of the iMac makes it a pleasure to use, but also requires special care when cleaning. In this blog post, we will discuss how to clean the iMac’s screen from the inside out.

Start by using a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe away any dust or dirt from both sides of the screen. If you need additional cleaning, slightly dampen the cloth with either water or a cleaner specifically designed for computer screens and displays. Make sure not to get moisture in any openings as this could cause damage.

To remove stubborn debris, use compressed air in short bursts at a distance of around 20 cm (8 inches) from the screen. Be sure not to use a vacuum as static electricity can cause serious damage to your computer’s internal components. You should also avoid using any cleaner containing alcohol as it can discolor your iMac over time.

If your iMac has a sheet of glass over the LCD display, don’t put any cleaners directly on the screen itself; instead just apply them on the glass covering it. To ensure maximum protection and longevity of your iMac’s LCD display, make sure that you regularly clean it using these steps.

By following these simple steps you can ensure that your iMac looks brand new for years to come!

how to clean imac screen inside

Cleaning Under the Screen of a Mac

To clean under your Mac screen, first, turn off the power and disconnect any cables. You may then use a soft brush (such as a paintbrush or makeup brush) to gently brush away any dust that has accumulated in the area. To further clean, the area, use a damp cloth with a small amount of isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Wipe the area carefully and avoid getting any liquid into openings. Once you have finished cleaning, reconnect all cables and turn on your Mac.

Cleaning the Inside of an iMac

The best way to clean the inside of your iMac is to use a soft, lint-free cloth. Start by turning off your iMac and unplugging the power cord. Then, open up the computer and use the cloth to gently dust off any visible dirt or debris from all of the internal components. Make sure not to leave any dust on any of the internal components as this can cause overheating and other issues. Additionally, you can use compressed air to blow out dust from fans and air vents. It’s important not to use a vacuum cleaner as this can create static electricity that could fry electronic components. Finally, when you are done cleaning the inside of your iMac, make sure to reconnect the power cord before powering it back on.

Using Glass Cleaner on an iMac Screen

No, you should not use glass cleaner on your iMac screen. The new iMac has a sheet of glass that covers the LCD, and while you can use a damp cloth and some distilled water to clean this glass, you should not use any glass cleaner or other chemicals. Rubbing alcohol is sometimes added to distilled water for extra cleaning power, but this should be used sparingly. Using glass cleaner can damage the LCD and discolor it over time.

Cleaning the Inside of an iMac 27 Inch

You can clean the inside of your iMac 27-inch by following these steps:
1. Power down your iMac and unplug all cables.
2. Place it on a soft surface, like a bed, with the display face up.
3. Use a small vacuum to gently remove any dust or debris from the bottom vents at the base of the display.
4. Holding the can of compressed air upright, blow air into all vents and crevices to dislodge any remaining dust particles.
5. Use a lint-free cloth to wipe down any exposed surfaces in order to remove any dust or dirt left behind after vacuuming and blowing out the device with compressed air.
6. Finally, plug all cables back in and power on your iMac 27-inch again.

Does Mac Have a Cleaning Mode?

No, Mac does not have a cleaning mode. However, you can still clean your Mac to help keep it running smoothly. The most important thing to do is to keep the exterior of your Mac clean by using a lint-free cloth and appropriate cleaning materials like a mild detergent or rubbing alcohol. You should also make sure that all the ports, buttons, and keys are free of dust and debris. Additionally, you can use compressed air to blow away any dust or dirt inside the system. Finally, you should always run regular maintenance tasks like disk repair on your system as part of keeping your Mac clean and running smoothly.

Cleaning Screens at Apple Stores

Apple stores use Whoosh!’s cleaning solution to clean their screens. This cleaning solution is certified by Apple and is safe to use on all electronic devices. It’s odorless, free of alcohol or ammonia, and comes with a microfiber cloth for maximum effectiveness. Whoosh!’s cleaning solution can be used on glass, plastic, and metal surfaces and it’s easy to apply. Just spray the cleaner onto the microfiber cloth, then wipe down the surface with it.

how to clean imac screen inside

The Benefits of Using Rubbing Alcohol for Cleaning Computer Screens

Yes, rubbing alcohol (aka 70 percent isopropyl alcohol) is an effective and safe cleaner for computer screens. It’s important to use a solution no stronger than 70 percent, as higher concentrations can damage the screen surface. To clean, spray your rubbing alcohol onto a cloth or wipe it and then gently wipe the cloth over the surface. Make sure you wring out your wipe or cloth so it’s not dripping wet–just slightly damp. Avoid spraying cleaning agents directly onto the computer’s surface and don’t forget to turn off and unplug your device before cleaning!


In conclusion, cleaning an iMac screen requires the use of a soft, dry, lint-free cloth to wipe away any dust. If further cleaning is needed, use a cloth slightly dampened with water or a cleaner intended for use with screens and displays. Be sure to avoid getting moisture in openings and use compressed air to clean the fan and air vents. For the new iMacs with glass over the LCD screen, avoid using cleaners directly on the screen and instead opt for distilled water with rubbing alcohol added for extra cleaning power.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.