Are you anal about your Mac???

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    I don't know about you guys and gals, but I have to clean my MB at least once a week. I like making sure that it stays "new" looking for as long as possible ;)

    I suggest cleaning your MacBook with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser; it works like a charm. My MB looks brand new every time :D

    Prof. :apple:
     
  2. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    Nah - I just sand mine down and repaint it about every six months or so. :eek:
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Life's too short for that kind of nonsense.
    I'll clean my Macs when they need it.
     
  4. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a

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    I am so anal about my MBP. I keep it in the sleeve it came with in my computer bag. I am getting a Speck See Thru sometime soon (via Amazon) so I will stop doing that, but yeah, it's my baby! I don't want it to get hurt!
     
  5. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    I used to be that anal about my Powerbook 12". But now my poor baby is on its last legs, and will have to be replaced soon, so I let it get really dirty before I clean it.
     
  6. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I don't go that far, but I look after my Mac and iPod touch well, simply because I can't afford to be replacing them all the time.
     
  7. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm scheduling a wet q-tip wash job for the MBP this weekend.
     
  8. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I keep my MBP in excellent condition. Got to have it looking its best! :D Any other brand of computer and I wouldn't be so bothered.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    One time, one of my Macs got a little bit dirty just to piss me off.


    He was quickly sold to a Sri Lankan family that cooked really strong foods. Two months in that environment, and that little b**** got stained up good. Hah!
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    nah, i think i've cleaned my mbp maybe twice in a year :eek:
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I clean mine every so often, but I just generally take good care of all my electronics. I sold my iPod Mini for a mint because it looked as if it had never been used.
    My girlfriend hates that part of me. saying "these things are meant to be used!" but with resale values as high as Apples it's good to be nice to them :D
     
  12. Mord macrumors G4

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    Once every six months I take it to bits and clean every part of it meticulously.

    Other than that, no.
     
  13. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Yuck, the Speck See Thru is horrible ugly. Why muck up the looks of the MPB with some cheap clear plastic.
     
  14. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Probably every couple of months or so, I try to clean my MBP really well...get the palm prints/dirt off of it, make the screen really clean, etc. That's it.
     
  15. user13 macrumors regular

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    I do it even more rarely than that:eek:
     
  16. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    One of your what?
     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yep- my 3.5 year-old iBook looks like it just came out of the box. Well, other than a small crack on the corner by the hard drive. ;) I use iKlear and Radtech Ice Creme. I also have an Incase sleeve. I know- dork. :)
     
  18. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    I have 2 Windows laptops and one Mac laptop, and I never clean them, because I do not get them dirty.
     
  19. tzuckersim macrumors newbie

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    haha..its nice to know i'm not the only one who goes to great lengths to keep my macbook cclean. i can't stand ANY dust on the screen, EVER! :p
     
  20. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well once i did it cuz it had gotten pretty dirty (infact, not very pretty) and the other was to clean it before putting a case-thing on it. (which i don't like)
     
  21. bigandy macrumors G3

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    incredibly - to the point nobody touches them but me :eek:

    my iphone, mbp and imac are all mine, all mine! :D
     
  22. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I just get another one when it's not looking so good. This applies to pretty much every notebook I have.

    Although it has to be said that since I use many, each of my machines gets comparatively little 'hand time' and as a result they're in usually pretty good condition when they're past usefulness for me. This is usually much appreciated by whoever I give the machine to.
     
  23. simon-says macrumors regular

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    My Powerbook has paint peeling on the inside, the little area below the keyboard. Two scratches on the outside of the case. So no.

    It's been with me from east coast to west coast. Travels with me almost daily.
     
  24. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Yea I'm pretty anal with my iMac. I usually clean it once a week with a paper towel and Windex and before I go to sleep I make sure the keyboard and mouse and everything is straight and what not....
     
  25. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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