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    Aug 17, 2008
    Cleaning iMac Keyboard
    I just bought an iMac, and I'm interested in what other iMac owners use to clean their keyboard's keys.

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    Member Since
    Jan 29, 2008
    21.5" i5 iMac 2011, 12 GB RAM
    Be careful.
    I bought my 20" Aluminum iMac in February and when I wiped down my keyboard (iMac powered off) it broke the keyboard. No fluids directly on it, but keys stopped working. My local Apple store replaced it no questions asked though. Very happy with their support.


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    Nov 01, 2007
    I generally use Windex Wipes (blue plastic baggy kind of packaging) and haven't had a problem yet. I only discovered them after I ran into the same problem Scott did above. Keyboard was only three months old when I got the Cheetoh fingers on it. The rag wasn't dripping wet with liquid (used foamy glass cleaner because that's what I had at the moment) but somehow it just killed my keyboard. With the wipes I just unplug the board, and use one finger wrapped in the wipe to clean the dirty keys. Been working great for me.


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    Apr 29, 2006
    St. Somewhere
    iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM
    All I do is dust mine with a Swiffer. If it gets anything on it, I dampen a cloth, and then wring it out until it is nearly dry, and then very carefully wipe off the matter that has gotten on the keyboard. This seems to work well.
    My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
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  5. #5

    Member Since
    Aug 17, 2008
    Thanks for all of the tips. I haven't owned a white keyboard since my Mac Plus, but I remember how dirty they can get.

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