How to clean your Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by William Ninja, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. William Ninja macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I was wondering what would be the best way to clean smudges, etc... from the aluminum powerbooks?
     
  2. Sundance Kid macrumors regular

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    Step 1:
    i take glasses cleaner for the screen and a fine fiber cloth. I do the same with the rest of the case and keyboard, track pad.

    Step 2:
    Spray the glasses cleaner on the tip of a q-tip, and go over all the edges of your pb (between keyboard keys, edges of display, anything and everything)

    Step 3:
    Admire the beautiful and clean powerbook you now have.
     
  3. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    I usually just use water, or lightly soaped water and a lint-free cloth.

    If you must buy something, I hear iClean(er) works well.
     
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    iClean and iKlear are two products that you can clean PBs with.

    They're OK for LCD screens.. there's a special covering that can come off if you use something that isn't good for it.
     
  5. deanwaterman macrumors regular

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    iKlear is what I use on my PB, Cinema Display & iPod. It is a two part system, damp cloth for cleaning and then a polish cloth. I have not tried the iKlear on my 5G iPod yet, I am reluctant to do so without really getting it wet so I eliminate any possibilities for scratches.

    Good Luck!
     
  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Oh.. they sell iKlear in normal big bottles and shammy cloth packs! I got mine for $10!
    Check the Apple store or frys for the NOT travel packs..
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  8. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Hee. I got the big pack w/ the bottle, chamois, and the travel packs... travel packs are great for that-- when you're traveling (so you don't have to tote all that kit around).
     
  9. crazydreaming macrumors 6502a

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    A damp Radtech Screensavrz does the trick for me. The initial cleaning of the screen required someting a little more heavy duty, but maintaining it with the screensavrz makes my screen always clean!
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    What about the people who obsessively clean their PBs?

    I got a thumbprint on mine through airport security, was out of iKlear travel packs. I tried rubbing it off for about 20 minutes.

    I had to wait on a FOUR HOUR FLIGHT and then a 8 hour drive home to be able to clean it again!

    ...OK, I'm a PowerBook clean freak. :eek:
     
  11. crazydreaming macrumors 6502a

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    ^^Creepy :D
     
  12. crdean1 macrumors 6502a

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    I've used steel wool a few times. Sandpaper works great as well.





    %$@#! OH WAIT, DON'T DO THAT! I was thinking of my grill! You said "powerbook". I use iKlear on mine and love it.:D :D
     
  13. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I use Windex wipes. They do a great job at cleaning the entire machine up and making it look shiny and new!
     

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