Cleaning Powerbook

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Simon L, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Simon L macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone recommend the best way of cleaning the metal and the screen on a powerbook...?

    Cheers,
    Simon
     
  2. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    There's a lot of cleaners out there for the screen that you can buy, but I find that a soft towel that's damp can do the same job. As far as the metal, I guess it matters whether it's aluminum or titanium, but I'm not really sure :confused:
     
  3. Simon L thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice on the screen, I have an aluminum powerbook!
     
  4. virividox macrumors 601

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    i just use a damp cloth with water (distilled so the minerals dont build up)
    but i hear stuff about iklear but i find the water does it the job nicely
     
  5. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a

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    On my TiBook I normally use...

    ...a tiny drop of fairy liquid on a damp cloth (if scruffy). Then I wipe off with damp cloth twice and a final wipe with dry kleenex. It´s a nice little ritual that gives you and your ´book time to really bond.

    I guess you could also use Vodka or some other clean spirit but I haven´t tried that. The wipes you buy are spirit based, I think.
     
  6. Simon L thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help people, I'll spend sometime with me 'book' cleaning it tonight!
     
  7. Calvinatir macrumors 6502

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    I use that iClean or iClear or whatever from the apple store...it has a sort of wax in it that makes the PB shine, i dig it!
     
  8. m.r.m. macrumors regular

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  9. mrviga macrumors member

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    BAD IDEA!! I've done it to a portable CD player and the thing was ruined. It eats away at the metal surface.... :eek:
     
  10. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    i got some monster iclean from the apple website it has 2 bottles and a microfiber cloth... it is imho top notch... the microfiber cloth gets dust and dirt of and if its a bit more stubborn then use a little spry...

    and wash your grubby mitts before typing lol
     
  11. m.r.m. macrumors regular

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    gee thanks. not that i own nail polish or it´s remover. ;)
     

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