ibook cleaning

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jesuscandle, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. jesuscandle macrumors regular

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    So I had great success cleaing my ibook over the weekend with a regular kitch sponge. Add a little bit of water and little bit of dish soap (not too much of either) and give it a thourough rub down and you should restore it to (most of) its factory gleam.

    I still have two questions though:

    1) There's still grime in my keyboard. Anyone have a good suggestion on how to clean that out? I know they make special little vacuum cleaners for this sort of thing, but I don't want to shell out a bunch of money just to clean a keyboard. Budget options?

    2) What about scratches? The ibook case is pretty scratched up. Has anyone stumbled on a secret formula to mitigating their appearance? I imagine this will involve buying some polish, but don't know what. Thoughts?
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

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    Here's how I get dust and grime out of my iBook KB. Remove the KB as if you were installing RAM or an Airport card. Be careful as there is a ribbon cable that is not removable. Cover the innards with a towel or something. Use compressed air or a hair dryer ON COOL to blow out the crap.
     
  3. psonio7 macrumors newbie

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    Wax the outside to get rid of the scratches?

    Anyone know how to clean the area around the trackpad. It has permanent gray marks from my palms.
     

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