clean keyboard and trackpad from fingerprint sweat?

tbluhp

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Sep 6, 2006
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Is it possible to get rid of the sweat build up on the keyboard and trackpad? If so what do you use?
 

netnothing

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Mar 13, 2007
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Is it possible to get rid of the sweat build up on the keyboard and trackpad? If so what do you use?
For my white Apple keyboards I always use Isopropyl Alcohol 90% and a cloth. I unplug the keyboard and put the alcohol on the cloth and rub all the keys. Removes all the dirt/sweat/grime and doesn't affect the key letters.
 

tbluhp

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 6, 2006
989
6
For my white Apple keyboards I always use Isopropyl Alcohol 90% and a cloth. I unplug the keyboard and put the alcohol on the cloth and rub all the keys. Removes all the dirt/sweat/grime and doesn't affect the key letters.
What about for the macbook keyboard?
 

DeltaMac

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Jul 30, 2003
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Thought I should point out that you won't need to "unplug the keyboard". That would only be a good plan on an external wired USB keyboard.
The MacBook should be powered Off.
Clean cloth, dampened with Isopropyl alcohol (not wet or dripping!) - Just damp enough to clean those keys.
Although alcohol would evaporate quickly enough that a few drips should not be a problem, I prefer to not make problems, if I don't have to. :cool:
 
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phunigai

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I attached the keyboard and mouse to the roof of my convertible car with a bungee chord every time i gets my car washed at the local drive thru, both car and mac accessories are clean as a whistle- toot toot!