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Sep 2, 2006, 04:06 PM
 
Whats the best way to clean my BlackBook?

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Sep 3, 2006, 12:50 PM
 
I have used a magic eraser so far, but it doesnt work all that great on the keyboard (although i havent tried it much, im scared that the magic eraser will damage something haha). Others have used lens cleaner and microfiber, windex... etc
     
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Sep 3, 2006, 02:54 PM
 
Apple uses a mixture of Clorox, WIndex, and good ole' H2O to clean display models... I asked them myself.
     
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Sep 3, 2006, 06:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dorkington
I have used a magic eraser so far, but it doesnt work all that great on the keyboard (although i havent tried it much, im scared that the magic eraser will damage something haha). Others have used lens cleaner and microfiber, windex... etc
I believe that the Magic Eraser just wears off the plastic microscopically.
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Sep 7, 2006, 11:53 AM
 
iskin on the keyboard, i have a clear and blue one. Clear one can't even see on the white mac and a blue one on my black macbook. Static screen wipes to clean the oil stains once a day and it looks great
     
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Sep 7, 2006, 07:52 PM
 
I use Windex Multi-task on mine. It took of all the fingerprints and all the stains or whatever with ease. Plus it also was good at cleaning my screen.

I am afraid to use a magic eraser, or a bleach product. But this Windex Multi-task works like a wonder!
     
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Sep 8, 2006, 09:58 PM
 
Why would they use clorox? Would that be to get rid of germs? Anwyays do they use windex on the screen? I used some glasses cleaner I found in my house from Pearle Vision and it works grrrrrreat.
     
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Sep 9, 2006, 12:34 AM
 
Will Clorox hurt the Matte-ness? I've just been using water + kleenex to clean off my BlackBook, but I need a better, more permanent solution...
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Sep 9, 2006, 11:18 AM
 
Dillon,

Find a better solution quickly! Kleenex will leave tiny (almost invisible) fibers on the screen that will leave tiny scratches on the screen when you clean it again over time.
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Sep 9, 2006, 12:46 PM
 
so what you recomend to clean the actually outer part of a white macbook. Cos i seem to have marks on the outter part of my macbook, that you can only see when you look at it from a certain angle. i did use water and kitchen towel to wipe it with and some cleanning stuff i bought from pc world for the screen but it only seems to keep it clean for a certain period of time.
     
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Sep 9, 2006, 02:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by duoikari
so what you recomend to clean the actually outer part of a white macbook.
I don't know if you are addressing me, but I use a used cotton baby undershirt with a fifty/fifty mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water (for every other day). Once every week I'll bust out the iDrops.
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Sep 11, 2006, 09:45 PM
 
hi. i have a white macbook and on the outter case....there are a few very small black spots....almost invisible unless viewed at a certain angle. of course, some can be seen from a distance.

now im talking about one that i have right where i open the display.....there are two black dots in one and ive tried the magic eraser....doesn't come off. :[

is there anyone else out there that notices small black spots.if so, how can it be cleaned?

i DONT want some smartass reply like.....close ur eyes or just dont look at it....that wont cut it!

i REALLY want a simple answer. thanks.
     
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Sep 12, 2006, 01:32 AM
 
I have a couple of those black things, too. It almost like someting got inbedded in the plastic. I tried to clean it, but to no avail.
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Sep 13, 2006, 01:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by mrgaskell
I have a couple of those black things, too. It almost like someting got inbedded in the plastic. I tried to clean it, but to no avail.
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what have you tried cleaning it with? i was going to try goof off or goo gone and spray it on there and wipe it off......you think that maybe it would work??

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Sep 28, 2006, 02:31 PM
 
I have one of those black spots already and I've only had my white macbook for 6 days. Anybody successful in getting these spots out?
     
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Sep 29, 2006, 09:53 AM
 
iclear apple polish is what I use (and what the apple store sells)
     
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Sep 29, 2006, 11:54 AM
 
Check it:

Klear Screen & iKlear - LCD, Laptop, and Computer Screen Cleaner

They sell it in an (not official) Apple store in my city.
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Sep 30, 2006, 12:03 AM
 
Is Kensington "Screen Guardian"-"for notebook, anti-glare and polarized computer screens" O.K.?
     
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Oct 3, 2006, 05:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by tjash1991
I use Windex Multi-task on mine. It took of all the fingerprints and all the stains or whatever with ease. Plus it also was good at cleaning my screen.

I am afraid to use a magic eraser, or a bleach product. But this Windex Multi-task works like a wonder!
r u serious it my screen looks absoululy HORRIBLE after cleaning with windex there are streaks that Wont go away!
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Oct 9, 2006, 08:05 PM
 
There is a better cleaning product out there. It's called "CleanDR" at COMP USA, etc. Excellent product and doesn't leave any streaks at all! I use this to clean my notebook and LCD/TV screens. It is alcohol and ammonia free...
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