cleaning??? MBP and iPad

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  1. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Just a soft, damp cloth works fine. No special cleaning liquids required.

    How to clean Apple products

    Apple also gives instructions on how to clean your Mac in the User Guides for the MBA, MBP and iMac:
    Also, you'll find plenty of suggestions by searching through the many existing threads on this topic, such as these:

     
  3. Afbar1114 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That really doesn't work for me I tired it. My hands are really oily so I need something to cut it and plain water doesn't work
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Use whatever you want. You asked. I answered. Take it or leave it.
     
  5. Lucky555 macrumors newbie

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    I use iklear for my rMBP, it's the best i've tried. I tried to clean my screen with the apple cloth that came with my laptop but i was not happy about the result. +1 for iklear;)
     
  6. ixodes macrumors 601

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    iKlear is a well though out form of snake oil.

    Put an i in front and sell it to the worshipers :D
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    More like +$20 over distilled water.
     
  8. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    Well it has an "i" in front of it. So clearly it does magic on Apple products. :rolleyes:

    One story I once was told about TV spray (which we eventually bought) was that it doesn't glide down into the TV but stays where it's sprayed. That way it won't short circuit.
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    all those cleaners are 99% water 1% vinegar

    you are paying $20+ for a squirt bottle with a logo
     
  10. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

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    Google Radtech OmniCleanz. It is non-conducting so No Worries about damaging electronic components. (And no, it doesn't contain distilled water and vinegar...)

    It works great cleaning greasy fingerprints on keyboards, displays, digital cameras/lenses... you name it. No residue either. I've used it for a few years and my MBPs look like new; a quick cleaning once a month or so is alll it takes.

    A soft dampened cloth is often all you need... but if that doesn't do the trick then you need to use something that can cut through the grease and grime without harming your hardware.
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Ahh Samus, looking good... I've never had that problem, but I've also never sprayed anything directly onto the screen, I usually dampen the cloth I'm using then apply.
     
  12. M0esmac macrumors 6502a

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    Guys,

    Any ideas how to clean this space?
    Some sh** got in there and I can't clean it properly now... It stays there.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Compressed air. For something that's stuck, perhaps a thin blade covered by a soft damp cloth.
     
  14. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    For years I have been using a $2 bottle of this:


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    It has no Ammonia. Just spray it on a soft cloth towel and rub away. screens, metal, everything.
     
  15. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I use this. Works great.

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  16. 49JC macrumors member

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    Agree. Ive been using glass cleaner diluted in water. Works great. Does great also as a little light cleaning around the keyboard.
     
  17. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

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    Techlink anti bacterial screen cloth (about £5/$10 on Amazon) for the display works a treat - cuts through grease and hand prints. I just use a damp micro fibre cloth for the aluminium/keyboard.

    As for that gap around the screen at the bottom, just use a wooden tooth pick/cocktail stick to scrape the dust out. Just don't press too hard :)
     

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