trying to clean my MBA...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ConnorMac20, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. ConnorMac20 macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2014
    What is the best way to completely detail my macbook air. I would like to clean the screen, base and top, and between all of the keys. I have a keyboard cover that needs to be cleaned and i was thinking hot water for that (its just a rubber flap). Most importantly I would like to clean the charging port, it has accumulated a lot of dust and grime. I need to know what fluids and cloths to use so any advice would be class!!

    Thank you!
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Any type of quick drying screen cleaner will do the job. Personally I use a damp microfibre cloth then I go over it will a dry microfibre cloth straight away.
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    For the magsafe port, use a q-tip, cut down a little if necessary. Don't use any liquid on the magsafe port though.

    For the screen, I'd use a screen cleaning fluid - I wouldn't use just normal water. Tech link refresh is what I use - a tiny amount sprayed on the screen then buffed gently with a microfibre cloth does the job.

    Just make sure the water for the keyboard cover isn't too hot. If the water is too hot it may deform slightly.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My MBAir never gets dirty enough where I feel I need to do a complete detail.

    When I do clean the screen, I use a slightly damp microfiber cloth and it looks like new.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    How to clean Apple products
    Apple also gives instructions on how to clean your Mac in the User Guides for the MBA, MBP and iMac:
    Also, you'll find plenty of suggestions by searching through the many existing threads on this topic, such as these:
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    First ever Mac? ;)

    After 1 year, you will have pieces of food stuck in there and not giving it a thought.

    When I get around to clean it, because it has become an embarrassment, pull out my 90% alcohol diluted with 1/2 of water (too cheap to buy all that fancy stuff) and a clean t-shirt, finish with a microfiber on screen if necessary. Casing I use a dab of aluminum cleaner I have to clean my car's wheels. Keyboard just a brush because it's already everyday protected by a silicon layover. 2 years and I really haven't seen the need to touch my connectors but OK if you are in Iraq with the dust storms, I would use compressed air and if that's not enough I have some plastic toothpick in the drawer.
  7. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    Water and white vinegar cleans the case and keyboard perfectly. Compressed air before and after. Takes 30 seconds. Being doing it for years. My laptops look brand new for the entire time I own them. Every time I sell them people are blown away by how perfect they look.

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