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    How do you clean your MBP?
    What are the best ways to clean your MBP? What do you use?

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    I use glass cleaner. The kind that foams up. I spray it on a clean micro-fiber rag. Rub the rag together so the foam is actually mixed into the rag. Then I wipe it down. A quick wipe leaves it clean and about 1-2 seconds after, the moisture has evaporated. I use it on the screen, keys, and trackpad.

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    I use this method and it has always worked:

    1) Make sure that the battery is in the laptop and that the laptop is turned ON.
    2) Drive to carwash
    3) place laptop on roof of car right before going in
    4) Admire the cleanness of your washed laptop!

    Alternatively, a dishwasher can also be used, but make sure to put a lot of soap in!

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    All jokes a side, I use a damp cloth.
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    iKlear is the best stuff ive used, you can get it at the apple store for about $20.

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    On a more serious note, I read that eyeglass cleaner is good for the iMac keyboard. I tried it and it works beautifully.

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    For the screen:
    I've been pretty good so far, Nothing that a little huff of breath and an eyeglasses cleaning microfibre cloth couldn't fix.

    For the body/keyboard:
    I use a non-abrasive multipurpose cleaner called L.O.C. They come in little packets. The reason I use that is because even though it's a cleaner, it hs as harmless as water. I wipe down the keyboard and the rest of the body using that cloth, then follow it up with a microfibre drying cloth (so that the cleaner doesn't leave streaks).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gish View Post
    I use this method and it has always worked:

    1) Make sure that the battery is in the laptop and that the laptop is turned ON.
    2) Drive to carwash
    3) place laptop on roof of car right before going in
    4) Admire the cleanness of your washed laptop!

    Alternatively, a dishwasher can also be used, but make sure to put a lot of soap in!
    Does it matter what kind of car I use? I've also heard that the color of the car can make a difference in how clean the screen gets.
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    I just use sandpaper to rub off any dirt/smudges

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    I also use iKlear for the casing and the screen. Though a bit of spit on the screen is also really good.
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    I always use a damp cloth for both body and screen.. Better safe than sorry....

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    Moisture inside Macbook screen
    I tried placing a slightly damp chamois cloth inside the Macbook to keep the keyboard and screen clean when closed. Evidently, I overdid it and some moisture accumulated inside the screen. Not disastrous, but still...
    Will it ever go away on it's own?
    Is there anything I can do to dry out that moisture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yitzhakbg View Post
    I tried placing a slightly damp chamois cloth inside the Macbook to keep the keyboard and screen clean when closed.
    How is the computer screen and keyboard going to get dirty when it is not in use?

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