Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by h0e0h, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. h0e0h macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    West Monroe, Louisiana
    hey guys, this looked like the best place to ask this question, and if its not where it needs to be, it'll be moved, no big deal

    anyway... im wondering the best way to clean the exterior case and the LCD screen of my 12" powerbook g4?
    Please let me know what you guys think will be the best route to take.
  2. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2004
  3. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
    I, VERY CAREFULLY, use dish soap beacuse it cuts the oil of the finguer tips IF you have been touching your screen. Most of the time I use a humed paper towel, be sure does not left paper dust. But it has to be barely humed so it will dry after you pas it on the screen.

    For the exterior a more barely hummed paper beacsue if it get hummed on the corner the paint may scratch in the future, remember it is metal.

    In my case I do not even touch both surfaces, I have a one inch point brush to take away the dust and that is it.

    The only thing I really clean all the way is my wireless keyboard. I take off all they keys and then I wash each one with detergent and after drying very weel I put them back to place... always being sure I have a picture of the keyboard some where.
  4. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

    Inspector Lee

    Jan 24, 2004
    East Lansing, MI
    If you have a dishwasher, you can get one of those garment bags for delicate laundry and save some time. Even if you don't have a dishwasher, you can use a bucket and clean them en bloc. And I agree, it is absolutely imperative to have a photo or something to help you put the keys back in place.

    In terms of cleaning the exterior and screen of a powerbook, I only use iKlear.
  5. TrenchMouth macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2002
    i second this recomendation. i use them for my iPod and iBook and have been very pleased.

    however, if all you are worried about is the screen...get a box of lens clothes from walmart for $3 and you can clean your eye wear while you are at it.

    klearscreen is the way to go however.
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    I'll try not to hum too much while cleaning the iBook so it doesn't get humid - would it help if I knew the words? :D

    If you have a spray bottle - DON'T spray directly on the equipment, spray the towel instead.

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