Finally found the best way to clean an iBook...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jogo23, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Believe it or not, but toothpaste combined with water and soap makes it shine just like new. I used a piece of cotton cloth (actually it used to be a shirt) and soaked it in the soap water and applied some toothpaste directly on my iBook. Then started to rub gently and I couldn't believe my eyes... all the dirt/dust/stuff that makes the case appear kinda grey was gone. Totally worth a try! Works for the palm rest too.
     
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    Nice idea. Keep it away from the screen though. :)
     
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    deadpixels

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    it's because toothpaste contains a mild abrasive, it's like a polish in some way. good idea by the way :D
     
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    would this work for MBP too or do i have to use something else?
     
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    mad jew

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    There's only one way to find out...
     
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    sunsnewmac

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    hey thanks for the tip. i had heard of using toothpaste before but you gave me the impetus to try it and now my MB is pearly white and minty fresh:p
    any household tips for cleaning the trackpad, keyboard, or screen?
     
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    If only toothpaste works as well to whiten my teeth :D
     
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    Father Jack

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    After using the toothpaste on your laptop do you finish off with a mouthwash? :rolleyes:

    FJ
     
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    Don't forget to floss between the keys!
     
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    Father Jack

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    Sorry, I should have mentioned that as well. Thanks MartyMoe :)

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  13. macrumors 6502a

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    I've always had great luck with that white foam brick type thing, i can't think of the brand, but perhaps arm and hammer, magic something i think
     
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    Mr. Clean magic eraser? I heard that those will clean anything, someone should try it on a macbook!

    Seriously though, anyone know how to get the greasy stains off of the keys such as the spacebar and stuff?
     
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    thats the one, mr clean magic eraser, works wonders
     
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    OldSkoolNJ

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    Thats what I was gonna mention. I use those all the time and they work wonders. I use it also onm y display models and customers computers and if it can clean those than it can clean anything. I use the Mr Clean Magic Erasers brand.

    Kevin
     
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    We can't get Mr. Clean Magic Erasers here in the UK so I just ordered some from eBay to see what all the fuss is about. My MacBook could do with a 'professional' clean anyway.
     
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    When I had my ibook, I found Pledge Multi surface works great for cleaning the case, haven't tries it on the mbp yet.
     

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