MacBook Cleaner

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by brightongem, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. brightongem macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys!

    Im new here and new to having a Mac but i recently got the new white MacBook for my birthday and its gone really grubby where i lean my hands and use the select button for the mouse, any suggestions how to make it white again??
    please please help

    Gem :)
     
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works on the iBook surface, I would assume that it would work on the MacBook surface.
     
  3. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ouu thank you! :D
     
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    Ok i live in the UK and can't get hold of the Mr.Clean magic eraser here any other suggestions....:confused:
     
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  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I just got myself a standard micro fibre cloth from LIDL (the non-schratching kinf for glass etc), which I use dry or slightly damp if it's really dirty (not wet! nor with any chemicals!), on both the screen and on/around the keyboard, and my MacBook is as new... :)
     
  8. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ummm i've tried a damp cotton clothe and its not making any difference, maybe i will take it back and see what the store say as its only 3 weeks old! :(
     
  9. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    How would alcohol wipes go with cleaning the screen?
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Cotton isn't any good. And could potentially scratch your screen if you use it there. Try a warm, damp micro fibre cloth and "scrub" it.

    If that doesn't help, and the MacBook slowly turns yellow/light brown on the hand rests, it's time to call Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304058
     
  11. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its not my screen its where my hands are leaning on the case and around the keyboard, its grey and looks dirty.
    I contract Apple techies today and they said to try clean it with a damp clothe so i did and when nothing happened they said to take it back to get the casing changed....:(
     
  12. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a

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    oh sry about the bad link, just search for iKlear in the apple store or whatever
     
  13. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! :D
     
  14. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Yes I know, but I like using the same cloth for both screen and hand rests/keyboard, and cotton isn't touching my screen... ;)

    Seriously, though. I sounds a bit like you may have gotten one of those with a discolouration problem, and Apple has acknowledged that and will replace the plastic top for you, if it turns out to be the case. Take it in so they can have a look at it...
     
  15. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I'm nearly tempted to buy some of this stuff

    Edit link doesnt work on the apple.com/au website its the Monster Iclean Travel size screen cleaner
     
  16. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    id never use a cotton cloth on the screen, i use a special one that come with it.
    Yer i'm taking it back tomorrow as Apple advised. Thanks for all your advise!
     
  17. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yer thats the stuff i've been looking at! get it cheaper if u google it by the way!
     
  18. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a

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    Monster iClean is good on screens, but it left some residue/dirt crap on my Powerbook hinge.
     
  19. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    How would eyeglasses cleaner and the cloth go?
     
  20. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have just been told by my friend who works for Apple that the newer MacBook have got a problem with the top casing with getting rid of dirt/oil.
    Apple are aware of this and if you call Apple care service or take it back to the place or purchase they will change the top case free of charge...
     
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    How is the dampness going to help with the grease on the palmrests?


    Oh, and if you get the top plastic above the keyboard replaced like I did, it may include a piece of plastic film on the palmrest area (placed there by the manufacturer). When I got my MB back, I kept the plastic there. I'm sure it was meant to be removed, but I'm not going to. ;)
     
  22. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ouu lovely! ta babe
     
  23. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    iKlear is a polish...it won't do anything about the palm rests. Remember on the iBooks how it turned brown on the palm rest area after a while? I always used Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, but I am afraid to do it on my MacBook without knowing what it might do to the finish/texture.

    Has anyone tried yet?
     
  24. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Warm is the operative word... ;)

    Also, you need to actually scrub if you've let it become very dirty, not just wipe once and expect everything to go off with a light touch of the cloth...
     
  25. drummerbooker14 macrumors 6502

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    yeah, that was probobally the White macbook discoloration problem, you could have used NON-acetone nal polish remover
     

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