How to clean Macbook?

f41dh1

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Sep 11, 2006
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Hi guys, I am new Mac user and I have my first Apple notebook, a black Macbook 13 inch. So far, I love every inch of it and still getting to familiar the system.

The problem with my macbook is the dusts and fingerprints are everywhere. I make sure I clean my hands before I touch my macbook but they are still there. At that time, I am so thankful I bought the black one instead of white. So, I use the spray that I use to clean my glasses to clean my macbook. I only did it once because I'm afraid it will effect the laptop.

Is there any other way or specific product to clean it??
 

Chone

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Aug 11, 2006
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f41dh1 said:
Hi guys, I am new Mac user and I have my first Apple notebook, a black Macbook 13 inch. So far, I love every inch of it and still getting to familiar the system.

The problem with my macbook is the dusts and fingerprints are everywhere. I make sure I clean my hands before I touch my macbook but they are still there. At that time, I am so thankful I bought the black one instead of white. So, I use the spray that I use to clean my glasses to clean my macbook. I only did it once because I'm afraid it will effect the laptop.

Is there any other way or specific product to clean it??
I used to clean mine with a soft microfiber cloth and it was just fine, applying something like a tad of water (like just enough to make it moist) or something like the spray you mention should get the really tough spots. Thankfully MBP is anodized and doesn't suffer from this :)
 

Sequence

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Jun 11, 2006
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I use iKlear and for all these hard-to-get-to spots where you can see dust, I use a can or air duster (you can buy these at staples or whatever office store you guys have in the US. This product is made by 3M...
 

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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someone told me the compressed high pressure air can has oil in it........
 

Sequence

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Jun 11, 2006
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There's no oil, I can breathe the air that comes from it and it's regular "air". If you turn the bottle upside down, there's ice that comes out from it and its so freaking cold that it burns the skin. Might be the chemical that "produce" the air.
 

topgun072003

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Sep 11, 2006
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that's mostly carbon dioxide that they use to compress the air. I wouldn't turn the bottle upside down too much. If you read the back label it says that it can cause cancer if applied to the skin.
 

miles01110

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Jul 24, 2006
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Sequence said:
There's no oil, I can breathe the air that comes from it and it's regular "air". If you turn the bottle upside down, there's ice that comes out from it and its so freaking cold that it burns the skin. Might be the chemical that "produce" the air.
It gets cold because it is going from a high pressure state to a low pressure state. And yes to topgun- don't touch it or open the bottle.
 

thugpoet22

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Apr 26, 2005
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Isn't it just oxygen under very high pressure. Kinda like dry ice. Notice if you spray it on a surface and some of them material gets on it, it will simply go away after a while. Like with dry ice, when it melts it looks smokey. If its compressed "air" then it should be oxygen.
 

miles01110

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Jul 24, 2006
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thugpoet22 said:
Isn't it just oxygen under very high pressure. Kinda like dry ice. Notice if you spray it on a surface and some of them material gets on it, it will simply go away after a while. Like with dry ice, when it melts it looks smokey. If its compressed "air" then it should be oxygen.
Compressed air is just a moniker. Usually it is some weird compound.
 

ecksmen

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Jun 6, 2006
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thugpoet22 said:
Isn't it just oxygen under very high pressure. Kinda like dry ice. Notice if you spray it on a surface and some of them material gets on it, it will simply go away after a while. Like with dry ice, when it melts it looks smokey. If its compressed "air" then it should be oxygen.
Air & Oxygen are not one in the same. Air is what we breath, but it's not made up soley of Oxygen. Air is lardgly made of nitrogen (78%) and oxygen (21%) the remander being made up of small amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, etc... So if the can did contain Air, then Oxygen would be in short supply - but still enough for humans.