How do you clean your Macbook (pro)

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  1. wildwizard99200 macrumors member

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    I was just looking for decent advice for what products and how to clean a Macbook. Mainly looking for advice with liquid or liquid-like qualities (lysol wipes and such). Also, how often do you disinfect your computer?

    Thanks =).
     
  2. sal macrumors 6502

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    I use iklear. It doesn't disinefect but it does a great job in cleaning my MBP
     
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  6. wildwizard99200 thread starter macrumors member

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    These are okay...but I don't want to clean the screen really. My keyboard is in more need of a wax and was curious if I could use anything on it.
     
  7. e12a macrumors 68000

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    IKlear for the outer case, inner case, keyboard, and screen

    Compressed air for the darn speaker grilles that seem to get plugged with gunk.
     
  8. EAlts macrumors newbie

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    Cleaning keyboard

    So, let me get this straight...

    I use iklear for the surface of the computer (including touch-pad).

    However, I want to get all the crap that has gotten under my keyboard keys.

    Do I use compressed air or a vacuum?

    What about the inside of my computer (the fans in particular)? How often should I clean them?
     
  9. comptr macrumors 65816

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    same here ;)
     
  10. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I just use an old damp, cotton t-shirt to clean my MBP and it works great. no need to let Apple rip me off anymore than what they already have by buying any iKlear stuff.

    no thanks.
     
  11. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    i bought a 3M lint free cleaning cloth.

    it's very good for lcd screens, it lifts the finger prints off ( in case u have glossy) and dirts as well.
    i wash the screen with a cotton cloth and water, then use the lint free cloth after.
    for the exterior, believe it or not, i use fantastik.
    it cleans and disinfect.. and it will not harm the finish.

    been using it for all my Sony Vaio's and up to now they look great
     
  12. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    apparently, you shouldn't vacuum electronics as it causes static electricity which is bad for electronics. used compressed air.
     
  13. cashmoney macrumors member

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    I take 409 cleaner w/ bleach additive and spray it on the computer and wipe it down with a paper towel. To make sure the 409 doesn't seep in between the keys, I use the "mist" feature. As for the screen, I just spray it and treat it like a window.
     
  14. dab3 macrumors newbie

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    Paper Towel is much too abrasive for the LED Screen. It could very easily scratch the surface. Its best to wipe it with an extremely soft cloth, preferably a micro-fibre one.
     
  15. asmallchild macrumors regular

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    how about a barely moist paper towel on the keyboard to clean the aluminum?
     
  16. skiesforme macrumors 6502

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    +1 on that :p
    LOL :D
    I use the Monster ScreenClean alcohol free formula both on the LCD as well as on the keyboard. For the speakers I would use compressed air (when the time comes, my laptop stays pretty clean most of the time)
     
  17. esvee macrumors member

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    Just make sure that whatever cleaner you use on your screen doesn't contain ammonia. It eat through the plastic coating of your lcd.
     
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  19. lowbuzz macrumors member

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    I have a jeweler's cloth for cleaning my silver saxophone - lightly dampen it with water and it cleans off all the smudges.
     
  20. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    Dishwasher on the light cycle.








    Or a damp cloth.
     
  21. Csmitte macrumors 6502

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    what he said, plus that stuff in the blue bottle that they sell at bestbuy, ever comes with a microfibre cloth. costs like 20 bones though. works great.

    cheers
     
  22. aiterum macrumors 6502

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    i take it in the shower with me works like a charm
     
  23. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Isopropyl Alcohol. Cuts through grease, dries extremely fast, disinfects
     
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