Best way to clean macbook keyboard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LondonGooner, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    i real hygiene freak, and clean my macbook keyboard everyday (i play WoW, so it gets dirty fairly quickly due to heavy use).
    However tons of the grime & little eyebrow hairs get stuck in between the keys. I resort to sometimes spending an hour carefully removing it with credit cards and paper lol. the other day i got so frustrated that i accidentally removed the F key & it took me a good half hour to get it back in. Is there a more efficient way of keeping it clean, in particular the little hairs that get stuck in. It doesnt look very nice on the white macbooks.

    what do u guys do to keep you mb clean?
     
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    Corrosive vinyl

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    yeah, my keyboard really needs a cleaning as well... i'm worried that too much elbow grease on the keys will cause them to come loose though... anyone have experience with this? is it ok to give'r with a damp cloth?
     
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    I ordered the iSkin but will probably use an usb keyboard aswell for the mbp.
     
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    use iKlear.
    then use compressed air.
    then buy an iSkin.

    then you're all sorted.
     
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    While loads of fun won't this just move the dirt rather than outright removing it?
     
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    It should move it out? Theoretically at least.
     
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    I keep a little Dirt Devil mini-car vac near by, being a filthy smoker, i have a tendency of occasionally making an 'ash';) of myself. Also keep a few round wooden toothpicks handy for hard to get at spots around the trackpad and such. Warm slightly damp sponge handles the rest.
     
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    *groan* lol...I don't smoke in front of the computer. I understand that smoke is also bad for it.
     
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    Depends on what direction you blow the dirt.
     
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    My point is that it just moves it (to your lungs, the air, your surroundings or somewhere else in your keyboard). A piece of cloth or a vacuum cleaner works much better as it actually removes the dust.
     
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    Sometimes, a vacuum or cloth just can't get the job done. Vacuums don't move the air with nearly as much force as compressed air, and have trouble getting at dirt lodged underneath keys.

    Obviously, a cloth can't clean what it can't touch. So, it also has trouble getting at dirt underneath keys.
     

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