How do I clean the keyboard of my PowerBook?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by shakespeare, May 16, 2003.

  1. shakespeare macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to clean the keyboard of my new 17-inch PowerBook? There's nothing really wrong with it, it's just that from where I sit, I can see little pieces of dust and such down there under the spacebar. It's so beautiful that I'd love to clean it and keep it happy, shiny, and new, but I can't figure out how. Anyone?
     
  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -shakespeare

    Aircan for your underkey debris.

    White pure cotton terrycloth hand-towel with Blue (ammonia-based) Windex for the the tops of the keys, screen, and skin.

    Don't use green or clear windex's - they are vinegar - acidic.
     
  3. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Do they work pretty good?
     
  4. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I use Windex (with vinegar) on my monitor all the time. Am I corroding the anti-glare polish, or anything like that? Basically, should I stop?

    Yeah they do. But I don't know if they will work as well with a laptop keyboard which generally has less space in between each key.
     
  5. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -scem0

    In truth, you'll probably be fine. But the key word is 'probably'. You would do best to stick with a solution that is more on the Basic side rather that Acidic.

    It's also more effective on fingerprints so you'll find that you'll use less as well.
     

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