Best way to clean the MacBook Pro keyboard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ravenvii, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    My keyboard's not really dirty, but it has funky smells coming off it. I want to give it a cleaning to get rid of the smell. I tried water, didn't help. Any ideas?
     
  2. djinn macrumors 68000

    djinn

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    Funky smell? I wouldn't admit that. Anyhow, try iKlear like everyone mentioned in some past forums.
     
  3. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    Isn't iKlear for screens though?
     
  4. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    funky smell? did you spunk in it? :p j/k

    try turning off your computer and use a damp cloth to clean the keys.
     
  5. ddavid macrumors regular

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    Did you spill something on it or are you just not liking that "new keyboard smell?"

    If you spilled something on it that is now reeking, then you should take off the keys and clean them individually and use a mild cleaner on a damp cloth to clean the underlying silicone button mechanism.

    Getting rid of the "new keyboard" smell will take time for the plastic to out-gas, but in the meantime you could lay a dryer sheet on top of the keyboard overnight (don't close your laptop) It could work
     
  6. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Safe on screens, safe on everything else is what I guess.
     
  7. djinn macrumors 68000

    djinn

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    Atleast your laptop will smell Snuggly fresh!
     

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