How to clean it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Yakuza, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Yakuza macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys!

    I've to clean my mbp (really really have to :D), underneath is quite dirty due to dust of the tables and also full of fingerprints, aswell on the top and near to the keyboard and trackpad ( for a long time it was my only machine, so i used it a loooooot ).

    what do you suggest I use to clean? a cloth and a little water is enough?

    Thank you
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I've always used the cleaning cloth that came with it and saliva/water to clean my iMac. If it's very dirty, you can try some mild soap too
     
  3. matttung macrumors member

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    Mr. Clean Magic Eraser cleans my white macbook perfectly - not sure about the aluminum ones, as mine hasn't arrived yet!

    Use a micro-fibre clothe for cleaning screen/finger prints.
     
  4. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    That should do the job, and a can of compressed air to clean out the keyboard. I'm not sure if they sell iKlear in your country, but those work surprisingly well.
     
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  6. Yakuza thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    bingo!!

    just asked to make sure. i just dind't want to use anything to clean it :p

    Thanks once again hellhammer ;)

    I doubt there is here on sale, reeeally doubt it lol.

    We're small fish here. but i can get it from the apple store.

    I've searched the 2 premium resellers online stores and nothing, it's unbelievable. ohh well.

    But anyway it's really a good solution :)
     
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Apple store should have it. It's what they use.

    Didn't notice you were in another country >.<
     
  8. showkati macrumors regular

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    when looking for iklear, go to frys electronics instead of apple (if available). You will thank me :D
     
  9. Yakuza thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no worry :p

    if they have it cheaper and if they ship it outside US i'll do it. otherwise, nothing done
     
  10. PAC88 macrumors 6502

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    windex would probably do the same thing as these fancy cleaners..

    Edit: just joking.. it's come to my attention that it's not good for your computer.

    Now my vote goes towards eyeglass cleaner.. it smells good too
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Except Windex is really bad for the screen. And the smell is really strong.
     
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  13. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    That is a bad idea. I've see Windex literally destroy finishes off laptops and screens, so it's a big no no!
     
  14. Sleepy Dog macrumors member

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    Another vote for iKlear from me.
     
  15. King Apple macrumors regular

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    glasses cleaner comes in handy for the screen.
     
  16. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    I use Windex all the time. They say its not good, but I've been doing it forever. Nothing damaged. And on the glossy screened unibodies, it shouldn't matter, as it glass (or plexiglass or w/e its made of).
     
  17. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I've cleaned my old MacBook Pro (pre unibody) with 70% alcohol (not screen) once a week for two years, since I use it a lot on a microbiology lab.
    Can't be too careful when you are working with E.Coli and other bacterias.
    The machine didn't take any damage from it, neither the aluminum or the keys.
     
  18. apple.fan macrumors member

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  19. Yakuza thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that's what i'm talking about. Cleaning the aluminum itself not the glass guys, but thank you for your atencion anyways.

    i saw it apple.fan :p not to mention that's very expensive, but heyyy, that's life lolol
     
  20. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    I've never used it, but my uncle has it and says that its simply amazing, so +1 from me. (i never let my mac get dirty, and i've only had it for a few days, so i've never had the need for it)
     
  21. Thieves Dont macrumors newbie

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    I recommend the Monster Home & Office Display Cleaner over iKlear. Monster does not leave any streaks, while you have to keep rubbing and rubbing for the iKlear streaks(which are hard to get rid of) to go away.
     

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