filthy white cables

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cybix, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Cybix macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    My usb iPod data cable is sorta dirty. I guess this could be a common problem with having white cables? :)

    any suggestions on cleaning? basic detergent on a cloth, or...?

    gotta have super white apple cables! :cool:
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    just use water + a cloth or rubbing alcohol and a cloth. (avoid metal ends.
     
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I use nail-polish remover, I borrow it from my Mom.

    ONLY USE IT ON THAT! No connectors, no screens, or anything...unless you want a totally screwed up product!


    ;) :)
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You can probably wrap a Mister Clean Magic Eraser around it and use that. :)
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i spray some window cleaner/surface cleaner on a rag or paper towel and wipe the chords down.

    as noted leave the connectors alone and safely kept dry.
     
  6. emaja macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't that soften the cables? I wouldn't use anything stronger than ammonia-free glass cleaner.
     
  7. Cybix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    hrmmm. well i work in a hospital, and we have loads of these little alcohol swab things around the place. i guess I could just use that. trying it now..
     
  8. Cybix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    i just found some of these in my draw. "screen-clene". I guess it's for erm, cleaning screens? I wonder if it's TFT safe..

    the packet says "andistatic wipe for monitor and filter screens" and "wire screene thoroughly with Screen-Clene and dry with Computiss or Safetiss

    anyway, i cleaned my ipod cable with it and it's now super clean. This stuff doesnt seem to be as strong as a regular alcohol wipe/rub.. and it smells a bit more like a detergent/cleaner than an alcohol based thing.. hrmm.

    pic of screen-clene, and pic of super clean cable. (sorry about pics, it's dark in this office and my camera phone is bogus in the dark... :rolleyes:
     

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  9. Cybix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    bah, while I'm doing mobile pics, here's a pic of my office desk. a tad boring. note the black nano with sennheiser headphones :) keeps me sane.
     

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  10. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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    I have that same mouse you have.. love it for the cost...
     
  11. Cybix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    hrmm, it's a microsoft mouse. "wheel mouse optical". it's not bad. I didn't really get a choice.. hehe, work equipment.
     

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