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erkanasu
Mar 12, 2006, 06:21 PM
Yeah, i like to keep my stuff cleannnnnnn!
Okay, i know i can get screen wipes for the laptop screen, but what about the body? Whats the best method for getting the grim and smuge marks off these things? Thanks



esaleris
Mar 12, 2006, 06:23 PM
Rubbing alcohol and some nice paper towels work for me on the body. If you're extra picky, go get some of those wipes for glasses - those tend to be the nicest for any sensitive surface, glass or not.

And then go get some automotive Turtle Wax from Wal-Mart and use a smidge on your machine's exterior.

Okay, that last part's a joke. God knows if we did that, we'd be waxing our legs every day, because the machine would melt it away and leave it on our legs!

PeterKG
Mar 12, 2006, 06:54 PM
I use Clorox Wipes. They clean and disinfect too.

adk
Mar 12, 2006, 06:56 PM
I use Clorox Wipes. They clean and disinfect too.

I've heard that those will actually take the letters off the keyboard, so be careful.

After G
Mar 12, 2006, 06:56 PM
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. Works wonders on my notebook.

ironic23
Mar 12, 2006, 06:56 PM
i use iKlear and the micro-fiber cloth. it removes dirt really well and keeps my macs from being scratched. it also adds some shine to my macs, especially the iMac.

Electro Funk
Mar 12, 2006, 08:09 PM
Viva paper towels (very very soft) and windex seems to work great on the exterior of my old titanium G4 Pbook... Microfiber cloth and water on the screen to keep it crystal clear:cool:

Electro Funk
Mar 12, 2006, 08:11 PM
i use iKlear and the micro-fiber cloth. it removes dirt really well and keeps my macs from being scratched. it also adds some shine to my macs, especially the iMac.

does it really add some shine? i have thought of using this but never have... now that i have the new iMac, maybe i'll give it a shot...

mattster16
Mar 12, 2006, 08:36 PM
I've heard that those will actually take the letters off the keyboard, so be careful.

That's not possible on a powerbook (if you have a backlit keyboard) because the letters are not just a 'painted' on. They are actually little clear spots in the key. How else would the light get through?

risc
Mar 12, 2006, 08:44 PM
I use iKlear and the micro-fiber cloth.

ditto

calebjohnston
Mar 12, 2006, 08:51 PM
rubbing alcohol destroys trackpads, watch out with that stuff.

Koodauw
Mar 12, 2006, 08:58 PM
how about a damp paper towel or sponge? cheap and just as effective.

Leraste
Mar 12, 2006, 09:23 PM
i use iKlear and the micro-fiber cloth. it removes dirt really well and keeps my macs from being scratched. it also adds some shine to my macs, especially the iMac.

Same here. ;)

ironic23
Mar 12, 2006, 09:45 PM
yeah, it really does add some shine to the iMac. i noticed this when i first got the iKlear and used it on both my powerbook and iMac. The powerbook looked much newer than before and the iMac just 'shone'. :) Works on my new baby, the MBP too. I'd suggest spraying the solution on the cloth and then wiping the machine, rather than spraying it directly (you can do that for the LCD though).

Gurutech
Mar 12, 2006, 10:22 PM
How do we clean tiny thingy stucked in the speaker hole?

Saluki Alex
Mar 12, 2006, 11:33 PM
How do we clean tiny thingy stucked in the speaker hole?

While I don't yet have a MBP, I'd suggest using compressed air. Just be careful with the stuff, if you've never used it before, I implore you to read the instructions/warnings on the can.

mmmcheese
Mar 12, 2006, 11:47 PM
how about a damp paper towel or sponge? cheap and just as effective.

Paper products are a bad idea on screens because they scratch surfaces really easily. A soft cloth would be a better option. They are probably find on the rest of the machine, although on an ipod or ibook, they will likely scratch the surface since both are quite delicate.

DJY
Mar 13, 2006, 05:14 AM
i use iKlear and the micro-fiber cloth.

Another ditto here!
Only thing I use on my beloved PB

generik
Mar 13, 2006, 06:35 AM
How do we clean tiny thingy stucked in the speaker hole?

A vacumn cleaner works great too

mmmcheese
Mar 13, 2006, 10:44 AM
How do we clean tiny thingy stucked in the speaker hole?

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