Cleaning MacBook White

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by cclozano, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. cclozano

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    Hello fellow PhilMUGGERS,

    Been trying to search on "what to use to clean MacBook White" in the forum but I always get this:

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 12582912 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 35 bytes) in /newhdd/home/philmug/web/forum/search.php on line 983

    Anyways, what I usually do is clean my 2-month old MacBook using a clean cloth (moisten with plain water). I have a keyboard skin, I noticed though that there are now dark spots (the key panel) around ASDF and F1 to F5 keys probably from the Mac's hot components.

    If there's already a thread on this, please provide link. Appreciate your replies.
     
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    what a coincidence, un din ang sinesearch ko kanina pero nga nageeror, so i did a google on
    site:philmug.ph macbook +clean

    :cool:
     
  5. Mad Mac

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    I use Green Cross 40% isopropyl alcohol. I use it to clean the lcd, keyboard and the whole Mac. Green Cross has clean water so it doesn't leave white residue like tap water.
     
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    Wow, that's really brave of you. Most of the cleaning recommendations re the MacBook I've read say not to use anything alcohol based on the screen because it may cause damage.

    The cleaners for the screen that I use are non-alcohol based.
     
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    I found this Scotch-Brite Easy Erasing Pad only PHP69.75 at ACE Hardware and now my MacBook is back to being elegantly white. You use it with water, really cool and simple.

    I once used alcohol, because that's what I used to do with my MSI laptop (which is black), and noticed it's getting dirty white, so I stopped.
     
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    I'm using "mr. clean magic eraser" just dip it into a water and its all set. my macbook looks always new after i cleaned it.
     
  9. grayminded

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    Where could i buy this "mr.clean magic eraser" ? :)
     
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    you can easily get it from ACE hardware
     
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    3 months ago, i purchased a belkin lcd cleaning solution from powermac. i read at the back of the label that it only contained one ingredient: isopropyl alcohol. should i stop using it? i dont know but im suspecting that it caused my lcd to have spots that i can no longer remove. i believe those marks came from the keyboard. for the body, ive been using magic eraser damped with tap water. it cleans, but i notice my macbook isnt as white as it was before, esp the wrist area and the corners of the trackpad. plus, the crystal case i used left marks too. hay. any recommendations on how to make it "white white" again? tia ;)
     
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    Been using the same Belkin lcd cleaning solution for a few months now (it's the one with the keyboard brush right?), no problems so far. Unwanted spots are out, LCD is squeaky clean.

    I also tried the magic eraser w/out water for some quick cleaning, same result with the wet one.

    A little bit OT: The magic eraser is so great that it helped me remove black and white chemical residues from my film developing tanks and reels! My Paterson developing tanks are now clean as new!
     
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    Thanks man :D
     
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    "Wow, that's really brave of you. Most of the cleaning recommendations re the MacBook I've read say not to use anything alcohol based on the screen because it may cause damage.

    The cleaners for the screen that I use are non-alcohol based."

    On the contrary, my research all point to isopropyl alcohol and distilled water. Isopropyl does not attack plastic and lcds. Some alcohols do hence the unqualified warnings. I've been using Green Cross 40% for many months now. It cleans well and it leaves my Mac and hands germ free! I also use it to clean my plastic eyewear.
     
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    i should have read this thread before i cleaned my Macbook.

    My Macbook suddenly went dead after cleaning it with damp eraser pad. I guess there was too much water when i was cleaning the trackpad area. The unit was turned on then it went dead. I tried to turn it on but no power.

    My macbook is now in ICU (repair shop) :(

    I hope they'd be able to fix it.
     
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    ^that happened to me too. i used the magic eraser with a little too much water. what happened to mine tho was that several keys went dead. my macbook was barely a month old then, i think i went a little crazy in my panic. powermac san juan replaced the top case free of charge, but i had to wait for like 3-4 weeks. i had to use a usb keyboard while waiting for the parts.
     
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    ^ I also use the magic eraser for my 4 yr old macbook.

    but you're supposed to clean it when it's off/shutdown and the battery taken out. to avoid instances like you experienced. good thing you were able to salvage it. :)
     
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    i bought an erasing pad this morning (scotch brite; easy reasing pad) and was a bit frustrated since when i tried it on my macbook white ('09 model), it causes hairline scratches on the part where i cleaned the mac.

    did this since im trying to clean the palm area and also the marked lining (came from the rubber na nasa screen part para magkaron ng space when you close the mac). i ended up cleaning my white lampshade and USB connector for ipod instead. hehe

    i think what it does is it gently scrapes of the outer part so that the stain will be removed. il stick to my microfiber cloth damped with water na lang.
     
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    mine i jez use a powdered detergent soap in a very small amount mixed w/ small quantity of water as well and a cotton cloth to clean my white mac....so cheap and so effective! ;)
     

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