How do you clean your MBP keyboard?

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  1. JoshLV macrumors regular

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    What's the best way? My keys have gotten a little bit of smudge from my fingers. I don't want to use a strong solution, because I think that would take off the paint.
     
  2. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I shut down. I use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, wet it, wring out any excess water, then wipe down the whole computer (except screen), drying with a clean dry cloth. It takes all few minutes.
     
  3. asmallchild macrumors regular

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    I shut down, moisten three kitchen towels, wipe it down with that.

    For the screen, I use a dry Kleenex.

    Seems to work well thus far.
     
  4. e12a macrumors 68000

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    iklear and a microfiber cloth. I use that on the case, keyboard, and lcd.
     
  5. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    I use the same method and wouldn't use anything else. I also got a keyboard cover so that no dust would get under it, and the keys would remain clean when typing.

    p.s. Although, the keyboard cover may put grease stains on the LCD monitor if you're not careful.
     
  6. JoshLV thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies. As for the iKlear, will that dim the paint, or eventually remove it?
     
  7. e12a macrumors 68000

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    iklear is a very mild, neutral (neither base or acidic) cleaning solution. If you can use it on your LCD monitor, you can use it on everything else.
     
  8. JoshLV thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks again for the replies. I'll try them out. :)
     
  9. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Soft washcloth with damp warm water or Mr Clean Magic Eraser.

    I use a Giottos rocket blower to get the junk out of the keyboard.
     
  10. newbie jnr macrumors member

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    i just use a microfibre cloth, dampened with water, all over my MBP. When it is shutdown, and battery removed of course. Do this probably once a week.
     
  11. TaylorB macrumors regular

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    I use a microfiber cloth on the screen, keyboard, outside case and the palm/wrist resting area. They work very well and I bought them off of eBay for less then ten dollars in total.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I pop off all the keys and put then in the dish washer. :rolleyes:
     
  13. mobi macrumors 6502

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    This type of foam is micro-abrasive, so after time may damage the keys.

    We use the ShaggMac Grubby Sticks w/ Optimist Prime cleaner with excellent results.
     

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