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Keeping a Powerbook Clean
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MilkmanDan
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May 11, 2004, 08:04 PM
 
So I have extremely sweaty hands (ok ok ok, I know I'm opening myself up for jokes here), and I want to keep my New Powerbook clean. To tell you how bad my hands can get, let me give you these examples:

When I play games my mouse is left with gunk in certain areas. I have to use my fingernail to scrape it off.

I play the viola. I go through strings like no tomorrow because the oils in my hands eats the strings away.

You can tell where I stick my hands on my steering wheel, because the color is about three shades lighter then the area around it.

Anyhow, I don't want any gunk buildup on my Powerbook, and besides putting on gloves, can anyone recommend a some good cleaners or things to keep my Powerbook clean?
     
nick_coday
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May 11, 2004, 08:29 PM
 
First, get a cover for the keys so the oil does not rub off onto the screen when you close it.

Radtech makes one that is well reviewed(though not what I have):
http://www.radtech.us/Products/LaptopScreensavrz.aspx

I use rubbing alcohol and a clean, lint free cloth to clean the palm rests once in a while.

Get NuShield Kleer Kloths for cleaning the LCD screen:
http://www.nushield.com/products_main_klear.htm
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May 11, 2004, 08:30 PM
 
There is also another thread that discusses this topic (got buried)

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.p...lean+powerbook
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h00ligan
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May 11, 2004, 10:37 PM
 
eeeeeee..i would avoid rubbing alcohol.. then again, i guess that is the main ingredient in a loot of cleaners.. I'm not sure what is in iclear, but it works like a champ for me.. never scratched or damaged.. does help to repel dust from teh screen. I always cleaned my entire tibook with it.
     
   
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