Cleaning Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by elsami, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    This may have been covered before but does anybody have any cleaning tips for the Macbook Air (Latest Version) i.e. The screen, the keyboard, touchpad and outer unibody casing, I'm just a little hesitant to use any old cleaning products.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I would try a Mr. Clean Magic eraser on a small spot on the bottom to see how it cleans. It should work well. I used it on my old black MacBook and it made it look like new again. Don't use it on the LCD however. Get Monster LCD cleaning solution (it comes in a blue bottle for like $20). It's well worth it, the consistency of the liquid is a gel type spray so it won't ever run even if you spray directly onto the screen panel itself.

    Back to the magic eraser, it removes pesky oily spots that appear to look like wear on the keys/hand rests/track pad. I haven't found any way to officially clean my macbook until I used them.
     
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    Beanoir

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    A microfiber cloth usually does the trick, wet it a bit if you need to. For the screen use purpose made screen cleaner solution or wipes, available in all good computer stores.

    DO NOT do what my other half did and clean the screen with furniture polish as she did on my new TV....needless to say she suffered for that.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    use a lightly damp paper towel. then wipe it with a dry paper towel. thats all you need.
     
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    Cheffy Dave

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    Been using iKleer Apple Polish on case ,keyboard and screen, on a COOL laptop, ALWAYS spray on a Microfiber cloth, NEVER on the machine itself.
    Love the stuff!!!
    Even use it on my 55":eek::cool: LCD TV screen as well
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    A paper towel can scratch the display. Use a micro-fiber or soft cotton cloth instead.
     
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    Paper towel? Might as well take a knife to it haha
     
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    BlackMax

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    iKleer Apple polish is all I use as well. Great stuff.
     
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    Beanoir

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  11. GLS
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    I've done the following once a week on all the laptops we have here, without worry:

    -Rubbing alcohol on old washcloth. Takes care of case, keyboard, touchpad, wrist area. Don't saturate the washcloth; just enough to dampen it, then wipe all the surfaces except screen.

    -Eyeglass cleaner from drugstore for display. Comes in small spray bottle. Use it with a microfiber cloth for the display. Same as with rubbing alcohol; just enough to dampen the cloth, then wipe display.

    Enjoy.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, ill try a couple of the tips out, and report back. I might stay away from the more risky ones though lol...
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    go to staples or best buy buy a screen cleaning spray and some microfibers spray abiout 3-4 sprays on a small area of the cloth and wipe down the comp then dry it. Also keep a can of compressed air on hand to spray out the keyboard and little nooks.
     

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