Tips on cleaning MacBook Pro body and screen

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  1. iphone305 macrumors member

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    Can I get some tips on how to clean my 2011 MacBook pro? Looking to clean both the body and screen
     
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    Anyone?
     
  3. matt94gt macrumors member

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    All i use is water and a good nice cloth like a soft microfibre. I shut off my computer, wet the cloth, ring it out real well so its just slightly damp and go at it. I go all over the screen back an fourth, then around the outside rim, then all over the keys, top and bottom. then I rinse and ring it out again even more, then wipe it dry.

    Every few cleans I use a little bit of dish detergent like sunlight again all I do is fill the sink with water and a tiny drop of detergent so its super mild and do the step above. Dont use windex or anything like that...ever!
     
  4. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Nobody freak out and panic but .... I spray windex on a cloth and wipe it down. I use it on the outside and the screen. I've always done this as well with my iPhone and iPods. :eek:
     
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  6. MacManD macrumors newbie

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    I've heard that's fine on the screen. Even on the case, as long as you don't get it on the lettering. It turns the lettering soft and it rubs off. 409 however, you can use on the keys. I wad up a few paper towels and spray them once or twice then run a little tap water on them. Most importantly, to avoid scratches, I ball the paper towels up in tissue paper. It's a process, but it works well with no damage to the rig.
     
  7. ThomasBoss macrumors regular

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    I am always scared of cleaning glossy screens lol I have a spray bottle and the cloth that came with my MacBook Pro. I spray the cloth with water twice so it is not wet, but damp. Then I move it in circular motions <insert 'that's what she said here'> so there aren't any of those tacky streaks and then get the other side of the cloth to dry it.
     
  8. seong macrumors 65816

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    If you are worried about damaging your computer, then I would recommend you to go to your local Apple Store (highly recommended, as they won't sell anything that would damage their products) and find a cleaning kit. It's around 20 to 25 dollars. Very useful.
     
  9. ralphsoriano macrumors newbie

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    I just use the cloth that came with the MBP and a little water:)
     
  10. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

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    iKlear cleaning kit.. Works really really well...

    Turn off the computer, spray the solution on the cloth and wipe the screen and the rest of the machine.. then wipe dry with another cloth and... off you go..
     
  11. eron macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. iKlear works well for me too. Apple store uses this as well.

    For glass cleaning, you will need 2 cloths. The denser, more furry one to damp only slightly with solution, and remove the harder marks. Then a dry finer cloth to dry and 'polish'. You can use the fine Microfibre cloth for both damp, and wet purposes of course, by using 2 different corners.
     
  12. matt94gt macrumors member

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    any of these screen cleaners are the biggest waste of money ever.

    If you want something similar get a "quick detailer" for a car, in your automotive section a big bottle is like $5 and its the same stuff, but even better it adds a little layer of protection and dust repellent.
     
  13. theturtle macrumors 6502a

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    am i the only one who gets freaking streaks on the screen when using water? i even use the apple micro fiber cloth.
     
  14. Phazer macrumors member

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    +1
     
  15. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    I use iKlear to clean all of my Apple products and I have never had a problem and it works well.
     
  16. Funkatronic macrumors 6502

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    I clean my MBP by following this video closely, Mr Clean Magic Eraser, some damp towels, and a few dry towels.

    Youtube Link.
     

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