MacBook Pro :: How To Clean The Keyboard

Feb 14, 2010

I currently have a 15"UMBP, since the keyboard is black. I can some kind of wear on the keyboard, it seems shiner on the letters of it. Not as much of a matte like finish on them almost as if it's grease but I don't think it is.

Does anyone clean there keys? If so what are you using and can you still clean them while they're on the computer?


MacBook Pro :: Keep New Keyboard Clean?

Oct 25, 2008

I just got my new MacBook Pro today. One problem I had with my old black MacBook is that the keys got really dirty. dust fell between the cracks, but, more annoying, from typing, the finish wore off and got shiny/greasy. Is there anything I can do to mitigate this problem, particularly the problem of ruining the nice finish on the keys with skin oil?

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Oct 1, 2009

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Jan 27, 2009

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I have since been playing around with my girlfriend's MBA and it has been wonderful. Its keys seem to be made of a different (non-oily) material than the macbooks, and I just want to know whether the older MBA users have dirty or oily keys.

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Jul 7, 2010

I own a Black macbook (summer 2008, so about two years old) which is in good condition except that it is dirty - especially the screen, which seems to have picked up keyboard marks which won't seem to come out. I have been reading about the best way to clean it, and there seem to be 4 general suggestions:
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I tried option (1) a while ago and it cleaned the black macbook's body pretty well but not the screen. I have heard that (2) is great for the body but that it will damage the screen because the magic eraser is like "damp sand paper." That doesn't sound very screen-friendly. I have also heard that (3) will damage the screen's protective coating, though theoretically soap should be able to lift off any oily residue on the screen. (4) could work but it is more expensive, and I am not sure if it will work or not. Modern macs are fabulous and should be good enough to last years and years. I am hoping this one will last at least 3 more, making a total of 5 years, but I want to keep it clean.

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May 18, 2009

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This was my first time using compressed air, and it didn't really help with the fingernail (if anything, it pushed it farther down and closer to the mini fan vents right by the keys). It did, however, bring a LOT of other crap up to the surface, and now I'm determined to get this sucker cleaned.

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Mar 26, 2009

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Jun 23, 2009

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Apr 21, 2012

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Jun 14, 2012

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Sep 8, 2009

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Apr 22, 2010

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Apr 13, 2008

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Aug 30, 2009

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Jan 24, 2010

I know the fan will eventually collect a lot of dust.

Do I need to take the bottom of the computer off to clean that? Does that void the warranty?

I don't even know if it is necessary though. Here are my temps. I don't know what they are supposed to be:

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Apr 20, 2010

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Would using a lint-free cloth (such as the ones made for wiping spectacles with) work?

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Apr 30, 2010

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Jun 22, 2010

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I find that I have to do a fresh install of Windows about every 6 months as my PC gets bogged down with stuff.

Is this the same on a Mac or does a Mac stay "cleaner" as you use it (if that makes sense..)?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Clean My Trackpad

Jun 27, 2010

I've had it for about a month and have noticed my trackpad is having some serious discoloration (from finger oils I'm assuming). I know the #1 rule is to search and I didn't find any cleaning tips for the trackpad. Just wanted to get some long time users input.

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Mar 17, 2012

I need to know the best way to clean my screen on my MacBook Pro.

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Jun 1, 2012

I need to clean the cache on my MacBook Pro. Can anyone give me detailed instructions?

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Jul 1, 2012

I have a retina mac book pro (I think model doesn't matter).  My question is how to clean the surface when it gets dirty. Like to use what kind of cloth and maybe some special cleaners and etc.


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Sep 5, 2010

I notice a few finger smears on my macbook pro screen, what would be best to use & clean it with? I found a silky black cloth that came with my mac along with it's booklet, is this what it is for? can i use a little water with it? does it matter if it is tap or bottled water to dampen the cloth with?

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Oct 15, 2010

Just got a mbp a couple of days ago and have no intentions of taking it back even if there is a new announcement next week. I love my new core i5 mbp.

Anyhow, what is the best way to clean the unibody aluminum, and the screen?

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MacBook Pro :: Ways To Keep Keys Clean?

Nov 1, 2010

I currently use a keyboard protector (Moshi clearguard) on my MBP but after usage, the protector makes the keyboard really ugly to look at. It isn't as "clear" as many people have reviewed. Anyway, when I try using it without the protector, the oil from my fingertips (my fingers feel dry!) seem to make the keys glossy (the nasty kind of glossy)

I realize that I can use the keyboard without the protector, and then scrub it down every week but that seems like a huge hassle.

Is there a way I can make the keys look exactly like they look without the protector and still make it resistant from the gloss from the skin oil?

Maybe apply a small special film on each of the keys? or get some professional coating done on the keys?

The Moshi protector seemed somewhat clear when I first used it but after time, it really isn't clear and makes the keyboard look dirty

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Nov 5, 2010

A couple days ago I accidentally spilled lemonade all over my room. I didn't think I had gotten any on my keyboard, but apparently I did, as some of my keys are now sticky and really hard to press. Is there any way that I can 'unstick' these myself, or do I have to take it to my nearest tech store? (fyi my keys are most sticky under the keyboard and not on top of them). The computer is a 2010 MacBook Pro. Also, is there a way to clean the surface of your keys? I'm not too thrilled about the way they look right now and I would like to try and get them back to what they looked like when I bought it.

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Jan 2, 2011

I did a fresh install of Mac OSX on it and then booted it up from the CD again and did a zero-out. I left about halfway through and when I came back I never had any confirmation that it was done so I did another zero out. Again, I didn't receive confirmation when it finished but I did watch it finish that time. I guess I'm just paranoid that someone will be able to get something off of it because I used it for so many years and have so many passwords. So, my question there anything else I should do prior to shipping it off or am I in the clear even if it falls into the wrong hands on ebay?

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MacBook Pro :: How Can I Clean Under The MB Trackpad Button

Jan 22, 2008

So, first of all, here's some advice: Don't leave your macbook open, on the floor. You never know what cups you've left there.

In other news, I spilled coke (the soda) on my macbook keyboard/trackpad. I put it on the floor because I thought that it would keep it cooler, since I was installing something and the fans were going *******.

The keys seem fine, but now the trackpad button has a sticky feeling and sound to it, which is very annoying/disconcerting. Is this a genius bar job, or can I get in there and clean it myself?

It's mostly cosmetic, as the trackpad still works, but I wonder what will happen as the coke starts a new life under there congealing and whatever.

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