Cleaning a Magsafe port

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  1. cammykool macrumors regular

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    I'm noticing my magsafe port is getting very very dirty and I'm not too comfortable with that. How can I safely clean it? I bought it used and it was sorta dirty when I got it but its very dirty now.
    Do I need like a cotton ball? Or one of those ear cleaning things?

    This is the charger end:

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  2. snapper64 macrumors regular

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    I noticed this as well recently. I just used a damp cotton bud and it looks like new now:

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  3. cammykool thread starter macrumors regular

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    i just dont want to hurt the port as it is magnetic
     
  4. flattyre, Sep 9, 2013
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    flattyre macrumors newbie

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    Q-tip + water and you're done. You could even use your shirt.
     
  5. webworks415 macrumors 6502

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    I imagine a soft cloth would work well. You never want to introduce moisture to any port
     
  6. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    +1 for the Q-tip, but I prefer rubbing alcohol over water.
     
  7. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    91% isopropyl works great. Cleaned mine right up! I would recommend turning the computer off first and unplugging the charger before doing either.
     

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