Has anyone tried this with their Mighty Mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by andriella, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. andriella macrumors member

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  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    This actually sounds really dumb. You risk getting everything wet, and you will have to wait a couple of days to see how it didn't work. Ethanol is a really poor solvent. Just get a lint-free cloth, wet it a bit, and rub the mouse over it for a minute or two (holding it upside down).
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Another thumbs down from me...Ethanol is just going to dry out the natural oils in the rubber and attract more skin oils and dirt...

    I use the lint-free cloth method as well. Although in the comments one guy mentions using a toothbrush...I might give that a try if the lint-free method ever fails me. Not going near the ethanol though.
     
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    I use a combination of dry toothbrush then upside down on lint free cloth then the same on thick white paper on a flat surface,works well.
     
  5. Chef Medeski macrumors 6502a

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    It seems like Acetone would be better off. It dries instantly and supposedly cleans.

    Plus getting 190 proof Ethanol or Everclear (190 proof Alcohol) is illegal in a lot of states cause its the stuff that they make crunk juice from (ohhhhh....).

    So I think this is a slihgtly shortsighted and risky endeavor. Im sure as hell not doing it.
     
  6. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather drink it and risk breaking my mouse trying to clean it
    than be sober and short my mouse out with it. :)
     
  7. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    This is stupid. Everyone knows mouses (mice?) have low alcohol tolerance levels:D
     

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