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Hypnosis

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Jun 16, 2015
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Macbook's keyboard is getting shiny from finger oils and just general use. Are alcohol wipes (Clorox disinfecting wipes) safe to use to clean the keys?
 

Weaselboy

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Jan 23, 2005
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I just spray some Invisible Glass on a microfibre towel and wipe it down and that works.

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newellj

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Oct 15, 2014
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Your solution is much more cost-effective than mine. I power the machine off and spray iKlear onto a MF cloth. Works fine, cost per application is probably way too high...but this only happens maybe 1x/month.
 

Tankmaze

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Mar 7, 2012
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I just use microfibre towel without any cleaning solution, But I keep my microfibre in a case after use.
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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Macbook's keyboard is getting shiny from finger oils and just general use. Are alcohol wipes (Clorox disinfecting wipes) safe to use to clean the keys?
It doesn't take long for the keys to get a polish to them. Cleaning won't take that off; the only fix would be to replace the key caps.
 

marshallbedsaul

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Nov 14, 2007
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I just use microfibre towel without any cleaning solution, But I keep my microfibre in a case after use.
I second this keep the chemicals away from the keyboard ( friends have noticed discoloration/flat keys) just use a micro and apply pressure. Make sure the mac is off and go in circular motions. Works for me always good luck :)
 
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