Cleaning Solution for a Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Avizzv92, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Avizzv92 macrumors regular

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    Would alcohol wipes for the face, work too clean the Macbook, keys, and palm rest area on it? Also could I lightly use it on the trackpad? I have used them on many other things for cleaning purpose. But will it clean the Macbook safely?
     
  2. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    try and get some iklear applecare uses it best thing to clean a mac
     
  3. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    I use Pledge Wipes. Does an excellent job for the whole computer (including laptop screens) and does no harm whatsoever.
     
  4. Avizzv92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was just thinking of something quick and easy to get the light dirt off of it. And I happen too have alcohol wipes so it'd be free for me.
     
  5. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    Test it on an inconspicuous spot (inside the battery case?) before you use it on the rest.
     
  6. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Alcohol dries up anything it's used against. Typically not a good choice to use on something that expensive. Use it on glass but not plastic and definitely IMO not on a laptop.

    The Pledge wipes are less than 5 bucks a pack and I use them as well.
     
  7. joshuaaaron macrumors member

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    i had those palm marks on my case and thought they were permanent. but the day before i took my macbook into the apple store i gave it a shine and the palm marks came off. all i used was a wet paper towel...and a lot of scrubbing.
     
  8. seanmaxson macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/104)

    Mr. Clean scrub pads do the trick
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yep- Mr Clean Magic Eraser is the best.
     
  10. mixmacface macrumors regular

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    i use a mr. clean eraser pad. . like the two above me have said, they work great.
     
  11. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    Mr. Clean FTW!
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Definitely. It literally takes seconds. I used to use iKlear on my BlackBook, but leaves a build-up eventually. Mr. Clean takes all the dirt off in about 3 seconds.
     
  13. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

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    You use the magic eraser on your Black Macbook?
    Hm. That's a first.

    Do you just use it to remove finger prints and oils?

    Or are you just a clean freak and clean the unseeable dirt?

    Which is kind of gross now that I think about it. If all that dirt builds up on a white one, it sure can on a black one too. You just can't see it.
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I just acetone... okay that was joke don't ever try it.

    All kidding aside, I use rubbing alcohol or iKlear.
     

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