White Unibody Macbook Cleaning Trick.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by TrulyYuki, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. TrulyYuki macrumors 6502

    TrulyYuki

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    So i noticed that my bottom of my new macbook started to get quite dirty. mostly from hands and not surfaces because I clean all the surfaces before putting down my computer... ANYWAY, I thought I'm gonna try something different than iKlear. I grabbed my make-up remover. NOT to mistaken for nail polish remover. Make-up remover doesn't have any harsh chemicals. and OH MY GOD, it worked so well. So use make-up remover on a soft cloth or cotton pads, that's what i use, to clean your bottom case!

    I would like to hear what you all think of this...
    I've been doing it since about a week after getting my Macbook. The only spots I cannot remove is the the four corners. I don't think there is away around those pressure spots.
     
  2. Surely Guest

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  3. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    That font does suck but good idea.

    My sister used Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the bottom only wetting it very slightly and it worked really well. Almost looks like new considering it was nearly gray from dirt and makeup.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This is what I used when I had an iBook...results were amazing, and in the US, a very cheap (~$1.50, IIRC) solution.
     
  5. Surely Guest

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    Yes, I've used the Magic Eraser on both an iBook and on a white MacBook. It works wonders. Just make sure you don't rub it over the screen or the camera. And FTR, I never used it wet.

    Much better font.......
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Believe it or not, used gently, it actually got keyboard smudges off the matte iBook screen, another thing about that computer that was impossible to clean, without causing any problems (my iBook looked remarkably like new, when I got rid of it after four years). Would NOT feel safe letting a Magic Eraser anywhere near a glossy screen, however! :eek:
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    where can one pick up this magic eraser? wal mart?
     
  8. Surely Guest

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    Grocery store. It's called the Mr Clean Magic Eraser.

    I just sold my iBook, and the buyer was in shock at how good it looked.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    They come in a box something like this:

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    They're usually in the aisle where household floor cleaning supplies (mops, brooms, floor cleaning solutions) are.
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    You're a madman!:p

    I would never have the cojones to use a Magic Eraser on my screen, matte or glossy!
     
  11. rk1991 macrumors regular

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    would the magic eraser be safe on the white unibody macbook keyboard. Mine seems to be getting a little tint of blue on it for some weird reason. I just wanted to make sure it doesnt remove the letters. Also if it is safe should i use it wet or dry for the keyboard.
     
  12. nicksmac macrumors newbie

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    does it work on the screen or do you do something else
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't. I would stick to lcd wipes
     
  14. Surely Guest

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    Yeah really. Using a Magic Eraser on your screen is pretty much the same as using ultra fine grit sandpaper on your screen:eek:
     

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