Mr.Clean Magic Eraser Better Than Toothpaste When Cleaning iBook

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  1. briansolomon macrumors 6502

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    I just wanted to pass along that I just treated my iBook with the Mr.Clean Magic Eraser instead of the traditional toothbrush and toothpaste method. I finished the entire machine in less than 5 minutes rather than what seemed like 20 minutes just to do the keyboard area with the toothbrush/toothpaste.

    Happy Cleaning!
     
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  3. purelithium macrumors 6502

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    Yep, that's what you clean your "whites" in the army with (the white rubber belt and sling that's put on the rifle during dress parades). I should try and recommend this to my buddies still in!
     
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    yeah.. i'd never heard of that either.
     
  5. vv-tim macrumors 6502

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    Toothpaste is an abrasive. That's why it cleans your teeth.
     
  6. OutThere macrumors 603

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    You can also use toothpaste to remove small scratches from a CD.

    Rub gently with a finger in straight lines from the center to the outer edge. :)
     
  7. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    THIS one I have heard of!
     
  8. deepy macrumors regular

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    You can also use toothpaste to clean your teeth.

    Put a pee-size amount on a toothbrush and gently and repeatedly rub into teeth until they're sparkling white!

    :D
     
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    You wouldn't want your Mac to get cavities, would you?
     
  10. HowEver macrumors 6502a

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    And, of course, with abrasives, always avoid the screen.
     
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    just don't forget that the Magic Eraser's "secret" ingredient is formaldehyde, so try not to you it with your bare hands :)
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I have never heard of this method for cleaning a iBook/laptop before either. :eek: :)


    But it makes sense..... :)
     
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    I don't miss my iBook at all. It is an anal-retentive owner's nightmare.

    Much prefer the weekly wipedown with a Windex wipe on the PB.
     
  14. briansolomon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This I definitely did not know
     
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  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes, my iBook G4 was kinda a nightmare to try to keep clean- there were always smudges on it from someone's usually mine greasy, grimy hands. :eek: ;) :)
     
  17. HowEver macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to bump this old thread, but...

    I had to clean a small amount of Sharpie marker pen writing off of an iBook G4 battery I had exchanged with someone (don't ask), and remembered this thread.

    Toothpaste was great for the white side, there is no hint of the writing now, and no damage, and nearly great for the inside/grey side, no damage but it didn't entirely clean it off the grey side.

    Nice.
     

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