macbook cleaning tips?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aegelward, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. Aegelward macrumors 6502

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    now, i'm pretty confident that my macbook is not suffering from the now famous discolouration problems, but it is in fact just.. well, a little dirty. luckily it is only obvious under certain lighting conditions.

    i've had a little sucess with hand wipes, you know, the kind you use on babies. though it is not 100% effective it helps somewhat- i never have a lot on hand though, i got my last couple after eating at a resturant ^^; i keep forgetting to buy larger packs.

    but i'm curious, how do you guys keep your white macbooks (and ibooks would be relevent too) white, obviously the most extreme solution would be bleach.. but i don't really want to try that.

    preferably (generic?) household cleaning items! i don't fancy sending off overseas for some expensive cleaning solution :)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Windex + old underpants. Underpants are good because they're lint free unless you have hygiene problems.
     
  3. docss26 macrumors newbie

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    I bought this keyboard cover cloth from radtech. Its really great for wiping the screen with. I definitely recommend it.
     
  4. e12a macrumors 68000

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    careful though. if used repeatedly on the keyboard, the surface of the fabric may be inundated with grease. You might smear it all over the screen.
     
  5. andriella macrumors member

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    I have iKlear. It comes with the spray and a cleaning cloth.

    I think it's mostly meant for cleaning screens, but I use it to clean my palmrests too and it works well.
     
  6. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    Some screen-cleaning goo (I can't think of the exact brand) and microfibre cleaning cloths.

    I use separate cloths for screen and case cleaning.
     
  7. jlin615 macrumors regular

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    For the screen and body, I just use 3M microfiber cloth with a little bit of pure water. Works well, unexpensive and safe.
     
  8. khunsanook macrumors 6502

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    Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. These have profoundly outdone any other cleaning product I have tried. Don't use them on the glossy outside though. For the screen I use a 3M microfiber cloth lightly dampened with water.
     

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