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Old Oct 7, 2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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Cleaning Powerbook

Do i need that hideously overpriced computer cleaner from apple.com? or is a soft cloth, lint free, and dampened just fine for the screen?

Can I use compressed air to dust the computer or is this harmful?
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Old Oct 7, 2003, 01:40 PM   #2
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I would go with the damp, lint free cloth. However, someone told me not to use a damp cloth, that it was bad for the screen. Now I am no expert, so somebody else may want to chime in here. But the soft lint free cloth sounds like the best way to go.
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Old Oct 7, 2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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In the PowerBook G4 manual that came with my brand new 15 inch AluBook says thay you should turn off the book, unplug, and remove the battery, then use a moist lint free cloth on all surfaces except the keyboard.

However, I would consider buying special cleaning materials. For the investment I made when I purchased my machine I would do anything I need to make sure it stays in the best condition possible.
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Old Oct 7, 2003, 02:05 PM   #4
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i have a lint free microfiber cloth that's very soft and works well with electonics, especially for LCD screens.
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