OK to use alcohol to clean the MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by slapple, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. slapple, Dec 6, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011

    slapple macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
    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

    Oct 24, 2007
    If you have glass then I wouldn't worry about it. If it's antiglare then i'd start to panic and probably hyperventilate.
  3. slapple thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008
  4. psykick5 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2011
    Stop doing that, don't do it again, and hope nothing went wrong.
  5. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    its fine
  6. Wafflausages macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    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 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010

    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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