OK to use alcohol to clean the MBP?

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  1. slapple, Dec 6, 2011
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    slapple macrumors 6502

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    I just got my new 15" MBP with antiglare screen yesterday, and after I took it out of the plastic wrapping, I noticed some black gunk along the bezel and a smudge on the LCD. So I took a 70% isopropyl alcohol swab and used it to clean the bezel and LCD. Now I found an Apple article where it says "don't use alcohol" to clean displays. Do you think I might have hurt the LCD?
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    If you have glass then I wouldn't worry about it. If it's antiglare then i'd start to panic and probably hyperventilate.
     
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  4. psykick5 macrumors 6502

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    Stop doing that, don't do it again, and hope nothing went wrong.
     
  5. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    its fine
     
  6. Wafflausages macrumors 6502

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    Once shouldn't hurt, even better that you used a lower %. Its just not recommended since alcohol will wear away coatings on the glass. Also don't use windex. I use lens cleaner for my screen
     
  7. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    @slapple:

    I use a 50 % ethylalcohol / 50 % water mixture for the aluminum parts, the glass trackpad and my mouse, after regular cleaning with a wet cloth (just a low amount of water) and a try cloth. The unibody, mouse and the keyboard tolerate this, because they are designed to resist a certain amount of acids, alcohols and other natural occurring chemicals.
     

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