Whats the best way to clean my white macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ljump12, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. ljump12 macrumors 6502

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    I have a microfiber cloth to clean the screen ( i just wet one half of it and wipe it down then dry it with the other half dry side... seems to work well. but what about the white keyboard/palm rests etc. Is there a special cleaning formula i can/should use; or can i only use water? should i use the microfiber cloth? It says that the cloth can be washed; so i can wash it out if i use a cleaning solution...

    Thanks!
     
  2. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    The best way to clean it is to search, and read the 10000 threads we have on here regarding cleaning solutions...:p ...BTW, iKlear seems to be the popular choice around here...
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Mr. Clean's magic eraser works wonders, as long as you're talking about regular dirt and not the discoloration issue that some early white macbooks have.
     
  4. ljump12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Your talking about cleaning the screen i meant the acctual macbook
     
  5. gallagb macrumors 6502

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  6. alec macrumors regular

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    just unscrew the top off of a bottle of windex and dump it onto the keyboard. im pretty sure thats how you can clean these things
     
  7. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    I use a microfiber cloth for my MacBook Pro and it works wonders.

    However, I don't know if it will be easier to clean on a MacBook, because the MacBook's plastics (on the earlier models) had rather rough surfaces.

    If you do use a microfiber cloth, just remember that dust particles can get caught in it. This isn't a big deal, just clean the screen first as these dust particles will scratch the screen and not your case.

    Also, don't bother with cleaning solutions. Water works just as well. (Just remember to use it with your computer off, of course. :p )

    Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser is great, I hear. :)
     
  8. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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  9. gloss macrumors 601

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    That's what I do. Works wonders. Keyboard smells like ass afterwards, but hey.
     
  10. kaosfere macrumors member

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    Why you licking your keyboard makes it smell like ass is left as an exercise for the reader...
     
  11. gloss macrumors 601

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    Your dried saliva doesn't smell?

    I must have a problem.
     
  12. gallagb macrumors 6502

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    helps if you cut down on the garlic first.
    (duh)
     

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