black macbook keyboard and finger grease

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blahbrah, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. blahbrah macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2006
    anyone know how to remove this? I've got an eyeglass cloth and water doesn't seem to help. What kind of soap is safe? Can I use eyeglass cleaner on the keyboard?

  2. DaLurker macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
    I used to use eyeglass cleaner and 99% isopropyl. A quick swipe and all the oil was gone. Note I can't tell you if there will be any long term ill-effects since I don't have the MB anymore. During the 4 months I owned it, it was fine though.
  3. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
    Ah just spring for the iKlear polish online. Your baby is worth it and then you don't have to worry about it. Cleans the screen too.
  4. jng macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2007
    You can use it but if you have long term grease build-up it won't do you any good. You should buy a cloth from to put between your keyboard and screen to prevent any further long term build up.
  5. wongulous macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2002
  6. blahbrah thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2006
    well one of the keys popped off earlier and the woman mentioned she would have to send me the stuff to replace the entire keyboard but it would be hard to do. Does anyone know how difficult this is?
  7. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005

    I recommend a moshi palmguard which are much nicer than the marware and seem more durable too (the blend better, are harder and also, I think, protect against the common cracks because they cover the spot that is frequently hit by the display bezel 'bumpers' and are hard enough to disperse the impact over a larger surface). In addition the black iskin is protects the keyboard and feels pretty good too.

    On the other hand, sometimes I feel it's crazy that we should have to protect our macbooks like this. Shouldn't they stand up to everyday usage for more than a few days before losing their beauty?
  8. guitarmaster18 macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2007
    You could use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser... This works very well for me.

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