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switcher22
Apr 16, 2004, 12:45 AM
I've had an iBook G4 for about 6 months now and love it, but I was just wondering what anyone would suggest for cleaning the display and the palm rest.

I'm not too worried about the display, its just a bit dusty and I wanted to get advice before doing something that might damage the LCD.

On the other hand the palm rest is a bit more of a problem - I tried cleaning it today with a damp cloth and some mild soap, but that didn't really do anything to take care of the fairly visible smudge marks to the left and right of the touch pad where my hands rest. Are there any tried and true techniques/products out there I should try?

Thanks.

thehuncamunca
Apr 16, 2004, 12:58 AM
i've always just squirted a little windex on a tissue and cleaned LCD's that way
as for the palm rest spot test a degreaser on like the bottom of the ibook to make sure it won't run anything and then do it on the palm rest

I've had an iBook G4 for about 6 months now and love it, but I was just wondering what anyone would suggest for cleaning the display and the palm rest.

I'm not too worried about the display, its just a bit dusty and I wanted to get advice before doing something that might damage the LCD.

On the other hand the palm rest is a bit more of a problem - I tried cleaning it today with a damp cloth and some mild soap, but that didn't really do anything to take care of the fairly visible smudge marks to the left and right of the touch pad where my hands rest. Are there any tried and true techniques/products out there I should try?

Thanks.

Horrortaxi
Apr 16, 2004, 01:22 AM
Doesn't Windex have ammonia? There is a coating on monitors that ammonia will eat right through. The tissue might be a bit abrasive as well.

Diatribe
Apr 16, 2004, 02:11 AM
Doesn't Windex have ammonia? There is a coating on monitors that ammonia will eat right through. The tissue might be a bit abrasive as well.

Yeah, NEVER use anything like Windex on a coated screen. And also never use anything that could be abrasive as a tissue. Even regular toilet paper, etc. is bad. Always try to use something non-abrasive like cotton, etc.

Other than that I haven't found anything yet that takes care of a little pen accident on the palm rest. It's not bad, but this iBook seems to soak up dirt and stuff like a sponge. I can get to disappear almost completely. Almost. If anyone has a good idea, tell me.

Fat Tony
Apr 16, 2004, 03:31 AM
http://www.ipodcleaner.com/

In fact I just used some today to clean a small coffee stain off my iBook.

Diatribe
Apr 16, 2004, 04:21 AM
Thanks. I'll try that.

kaylee
Apr 16, 2004, 07:41 AM
you can buy special wipes to clean lcd screens with (similar to baby wipes, but dont try to use baby wipes in their place). you can buy them from some office supplies stores, not sure where else.

Nny
Apr 16, 2004, 08:29 AM
a little off topic: but while cleaning up also make sure to get a can of compressed air and remove the keyboard and give it a light dusting underneath. a lot of dust and hairs get trapped in there.

keysersoze
Apr 16, 2004, 08:41 AM
a little off topic: but while cleaning up also make sure to get a can of compressed air and remove the keyboard and give it a light dusting underneath. a lot of dust and hairs get trapped in there.


hairs?

oof.

Nny
Apr 16, 2004, 08:49 AM
hairs?

oof.

I guess I'm just going bald.

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I scream: Stop laughing at me!

stephen
Apr 18, 2004, 11:28 AM
Hi switcher22,

I don't know if you've already tried this, but an eraser actually works. Use the ones by Staedler or Rotring. :)