Look after your mbp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nlr, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. nlr macrumors 6502

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    My previous laptops always got things stuck in the keyboard and the casing got scratched, I really want to keep my mbp in mint condition.

    whats things do you do to keep your Macbook Pro clean and protected from scratches?
     
  2. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

    Jaro65

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    Not sure how you carry your laptop around. I used to have an incase shell on my 15" MBP which worked great. Nowadays I don't use anything; I'm simply trying to be more careful. Depending on your use though a plastic shell or one of the laptop sleeves (like what booqbags offers) could be handy.
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Incase hardshell
    Weekly Detail w/ Compressed air + iKlear + micro attatchment for shopvac
    Tell people my display isn't an iPad, so don't touch it. 3M Privacy filter for those who chronically can't follow directions.
    external keyboard and mouse and keyboard when @ desk
     
  4. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    My method...

    1) Don't hit things with it
    2) Don't have kids
    3) Don't have pets
    4) Make sure the GF has her own
     
  5. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

    Ronnoco

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    1. Dont eat while using your MBP
    2. Wash your hands before using your MBP
    3. Wipe down your entire MBP after each days use
    4. Don't let others touch your MBP
    5. NEVER LET OTHERS TOUCH YOUR MBP!

    :D
     
  6. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    talking about touching your screen. could this cause dead pixels? if you were to touch or tap on the screen (i never have) but im just curious on how/if this is how dead pixels could occur?
     
  7. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Speck Case
    I also use it with a Cinema Display and Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse when i'm at home, further preventing it from being scratched, and generally physically used.
    The part I hate about any keyboard is how it will eventually become shiny due to finger oils.


    Yes and no.
    With the new glass covered displays, I think you'd end up causing more damage to the glass (maybe even shattering it before you end up damaging the actual display.
    However, a White MacBook or a standard LCD monitor can develop dead pixels due to pressure from fingers, objects on screen ect).
    Day to day accidental touches are fine for a screen, but constant jabs are not.:eek:
     
  8. turugara macrumors regular

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    I use an InvisibleShield for the inner/outer shell and I keep the insides pristine by wiping it down with a cloth and rubbing alcohol once in a while.
     
  9. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    - Moshi Palm guard/trackpad/keyboard
    - incase hard shell
    - don't lay it on uneven ground level
    - don't let your nephew/niece smash the keyboard & screen :]
     
  10. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    I use a 13" Sleeve for protection on the go. I do not like to throw it in my bag uncovered. All other stuff mentioned in my eyes is way to much like nursing a baby.
     
  11. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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    Put it away after you use it. I put mine in a drawer next to my bed.
     

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