cleaning MacBook

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  1. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

    djstarrock

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    Hi I'm wanting to clean my MacBook with out scratching it also want to clean the screen.
     
  2. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

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    omg me too!

    what products can i use that i dont need to buy from an apple store (nothing close) or order online (no credit cards to use, no i wont ask family or friends)

    cheers!
     
  3. harperb macrumors newbie

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    LOLLERSKATZ ME THREE!

    Most of the products i've used in the past have left streak marks on the screen, which will be even more visible with the glossy screens out now. The iKlear stuff is what i've used in the past, which has pretty much sucked all around. :(
     
  4. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    What I use is alcohol swaps to clean the key board and wrist rest for that squeaky clean feeling on my MBP. :D
     
  5. mojohojo macrumors regular

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    HI

    what type of chemical/product would i use to clean the palmrests, keyboard, and touchpad to get rid of oily smudges?
     
  6. emotion macrumors 68040

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    I use AF Screen Clene wipes to do the screen (also use the tissue wipe that comes with it to wipe off excess) and then when that's nice and clean use the wipe to clean the keyboard and rest of the machine.
     
  7. Livijn macrumors newbie

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    For my Blackook I use the disposable wipes that is normally used to clean glasses to clean my screen and trackpad. You should be able to get them at your local supermarket or optician. They are dirt cheap. Should be like 3 euroes for 100 wipes.
    To clean the rest of the beast I use a damp (not too damp!) microfiber cloth (the ones that are normally used to clean mirrors etc.) They are washable and you should also be able to get these for about 1 euro at your local supermarket.

    I works like a charm - the blackbook looks lean and mean.

    **** - I sound as a ****ing cleaning lady :D
     
  8. djstarrock thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    I use KLEAR, its awesome for screens and also for the case and keyboard.

    If your MB is white and you want to remove a few scratches, try a product called ICE CREAM (not the variety you eat !!) but an Acrylic Abrasion Removing Polish.

    Dave :)
     
  10. animenick65 macrumors 6502

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    The iklear stuff works well if you follow the directions and wipe the screen in small portions. The iklear also works well at cleaning the case of the macbook. I wouldn't reccomend using anything but a damp cloth with water on the trackpad. Make sure not to use any chemical that contains alcohol or ammonia on ANY screen.
     
  11. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    .. you could just use a damp cloth? That's what I use. Or, sometimes those antibacterial wipes you use to clean counters and stuff (I wouldn't use those on the screen though).
     
  12. slotcarbob macrumors member

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    cleaning

    I love alcohol on MacBooks (white. no idea about black). I always cleaned screens with a slightly dampened (like a couple sprays), wipe the screen, wipe with more toliet paper. TP should be unscented.
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Just get a microfibre cloth. Use dry (or ever so slightly) dampened.

    No need to get one of those expensive "computer microfibre cloths". I got a two-pack of regular ones at my local discount supermarket (LIDL) in the cleaning utilities section... :)
     
  14. khunsanook macrumors 6502

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    3M microfiber cloth...about 4 to 5 dollars. Use a dab of water and you're good to go. I have found absolutely no need for anything besides this for the screen and exterior case. works beautifully.

    For the interior case I have found nothing better than Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. Do not use these anywhere except the keyboard, top case and screen bezel. They will abrade the external case and LCD screen. These magic erasers are amazing!

    Cheers
     
  15. furious macrumors 65816

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    Windex swabs. They are like baby wipes but are branded windex. Work great all over the macbook.
     

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