Cleaning the magsafe port

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  1. deany macrumors 68030

    deany

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  2. littlepud macrumors regular

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    I've done it before and it came out OK. Make sure you use 99%, and not 70%. Don't let any liquid make its way into the chassis - isopropanol is safe on electronics but it WILL dissolve things like the glue and thermal interface compounds inside the machine. I'd also keep it away from the display.
     
  3. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    I find solution-dipped cotton anything not enough when the port is really crudded up. I use a wooden toothpick to remove the gunk (and not scratch anything) then I follow it up with your favorite cotton/cleaner combo.

    Crud :

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    After cleaning :

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  5. deany thread starter macrumors 68030

    deany

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    Will use wooden tooth pick.

    What is your favourite cotton/cleaner combo?

    thanks
     
  6. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    After the toothpick you'll find there's not much left to clean. But I've used a terry towel (the fuzzy ones) and Windex to finish the job.
     
  7. Ender17 macrumors regular

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    MagSafe is convenient but they do get gunky
     
  8. catalyst07 macrumors member

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    I'd like to advocate using a horsehair brush and then cotton swap/alcohol for final touches
     

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