New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Macbook - cleaning MB


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
thadoggfather

 
Member Since: Sep 26, 2005
Posts: 275
thadoggfather is an unknown at this point

thadoggfather is offline
For the screen - use Clean Dr. solution and the included lintfree rag. (works well) because I already have it

For the filthy trackpad , I dampen a paper towel with water, ring it out, and apply pressure (and quickly wipe it with a dry paper towel)

what do I use to clean the outer plastic? just because the casing behind the screen where the apple logo is has a lot of smudges and finger prints and it doesn't look very good right now hah.

screw iKlear, I'm not shelling out 20 dollars for it.
QUOTE Thanks
thadoggfather

 
Member Since: Sep 26, 2005
Posts: 275
thadoggfather is an unknown at this point

thadoggfather is offline
Ugh, even after trying to clean the greasy trackpad, it doesnt seem much better.

so i need help with the trackpad and the plastic casing.

but the screen is now perfect
QUOTE Thanks
nickster9224

 
Member Since: Aug 26, 2006
Location: Some Chicago Suburb
Posts: 66
nickster9224 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Black "ULTIMATE" 1GB RAM 80GBHDD 2.0GHZ Processor

nickster9224 is offline
I use a lint free cloth dampned to clean mine even thecasing
QUOTE Thanks
to_tough_to_die

 
Member Since: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 749
to_tough_to_die will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: Powerbook G4/ 15.2"/ 1.67 ghz/ 2 gb RAM/ ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (128 mb RAM)/ 100 gb hdd@ 5400 RPM

to_tough_to_die is offline
Just use Windex whipes for the body and those pre-moistened lens cloths they sell at Wal-Mart. Works fine for all our laptops here (my PowerBook, an IBM/ Lenovo, and an HP).

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
QUOTE Thanks
caribiner23

 
caribiner23's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 06, 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,477
caribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nice
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro Retina 13" among far too many other Apple products

caribiner23 is offline
One of the Geniuses at my local Apple Store told me to make a diluted solution of dishwashing liquid and water and apply it with a soft cloth. That always works wonders for me on the case and the screen.

The tough stains on the wrist areas can be cleaned with a Mr Clean Magic eraser.

I've mentioned in these forums before that I am not a fan of the iKlear items at all-- I've found them to be expensive and not as effective as the solution described above.
QUOTE Thanks
Aslain

 
Member Since: Jul 14, 2006
Location: New York City
Posts: 98
Aslain is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 13" MacBook (White), 1GB RAM, 80GB HD | iPod Video 30GB| iPod Nano 1GB

Aslain is offline
I use an old baby's undershirt and a half and half mixture of isopropyl alcohol and filtered water. I've heard from others that a few commerical screen cleaners are made of similar mixtures.
QUOTE Thanks
MacMania55

 
MacMania55's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 18, 2006
Posts: 443
MacMania55 is a jewel in the roughMacMania55 is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 20" iMac 2.16 ghz. 1 gb ram. 250 GB HDD. Screamer! 2gb ipod nano. 17 in powerbook G4 1.67/1 Gb/120gb

MacMania55 is offline
I use iKlear and it doesnt remove scratches just cleans. I think it does a nice job but for the money not worth it really.

MacMania55
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« anyone know ? | MBP causing cable modem crash? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Methods for cleaning iBooks screen MrChris Apple Notebooks 4 03-17-2006 01:05 AM
LCD Cleaning Fluid gogreen Apple Notebooks 7 09-08-2005 03:55 AM
Suggestions for cleaning up 25 year old video bb61 Movies and Video 0 06-06-2005 02:05 PM
Cleaning My Powerbook. citystar2k Apple Notebooks 3 03-31-2005 12:33 AM
Aladdin Spring Cleaning and other Uninstallers/Cleaners? SogniX OS X - Operating System 0 06-02-2004 08:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?