best way to clean a macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by anamznazn, May 18, 2006.

  1. anamznazn macrumors regular

    anamznazn

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    what's the best way to physically clean a macbook/ibook? i'm pretty strict on keeping my hardware clean....but the outside plastic gets fingermarks too easily.

    oh another thing. i remember w/ my old grey dell laptop, i had this dark palm mark on the sides of the trackpad after awhile. already, i noticed a slight dark blur w/ my macbook from looking at it at an angle. is there some kind of cleaning product that takes it away? water and a towel don't help that much.
     
  2. Losium macrumors newbie

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    A lot of people have mentioned using a Mr.Clean magic eraser.
    I have no personal experience with it though.

    Best of luck.
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    I've always used Windex wipes on my PB's screen and casing. It gets rid of all the marks, and leaves very few fibers. Though I haven't used it, iKlear is often mentioned in such threads and is usually highly recommended. :)
     
  4. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

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    You need four items:
    Bucket
    Water
    Mop
    Bleach


    I would get iKlear. They make good stuff. I don't know if they have specific MacBook Pro stuff, but my guess is either they do or it works just as fine on them. Their stuff works for PB, iBooks, iPod, etc etc, I'm sure it works with MBP.
     
  5. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    Unless it's really scratched up, iKlear is a waste of money. Don't bother with it.

    On my iBook I used a magic eraser (gets rid of fingerprints and worked in dirt like a charm) and some windex on a soft cloth. Total cost < $3.

    iKlear is expensive.
     
  6. GooMan macrumors regular

    GooMan

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    Those things are awesome, although I have never used one to clean a laptop. When my wife got those the 1st time we were both amazed at how well it worked. We were going through our house trying to find things to clean with it.
     

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