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Best way to clean laptop?

I know there are products out there (screen cleaning wipes etc) but I wanted to hear from personal experience. Got a new laptop so I want to keep it in good shape -- wondering what products (brands, specifics) you all would recommend using to clean the screen, keyboard, etc.

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:40 PM teh scud is offline  
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i got a keyboard protector for my laptop, stick on screen protector and the wrist bumper film too. i find them much easier to clean than the laptop itself. all of them wash with warm soapy water, plus the screen protector prevents the keyboard marks that i have seen on older laptops.... personal preference, and to be honest, i don't know the availability of those things for pc laptops.
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It's an 11.6" Macbook Air but I don't think I want any covers/cases etc. I generally take good care of my laptop to avoid impacts, spills etc (last laptop is still fine after 6 years) -- I just want to keep this new one spick and span with regular cleaning.

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Generic eyeglasses cleaning fluid you get from any eye doctor's office + soft microfiber cloth. I got the cloth at walmart in the automotive section. Does a good job of cleaning smudges and flip over cloth to wipe without leaving streaks.
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the canned air works good for keyboards. expensive but one can lasts a while as you don't need much per cleaning. or if u have an air compressor even better i guess.
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or if u have an air compressor even better i guess.
Oh, sure. If you like coating your computers with lubricant.
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Oh, sure. If you like coating your computers with lubricant.

o lol i didnt realize they had liquid in them? do they really? cuz we used to use one in shop class to clean shit... dont remember any "lubricant"
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Oh, sure. If you like coating your computers with lubricant.

Then I have been coating my laptop's fan with lubricant at least 3x a year for 4.5 years now. Still works fine :P

Pro-tip, clean out your fan if you like your quiet, but don't spin it up with compressed air, fix it in place using a toothpick or something. Those little bearings don't like the RPMs that compressed air can make them do.
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o lol i didnt realize they had liquid in them? do they really? cuz we used to use one in shop class to clean shit... dont remember any "lubricant"
A specialized compressor is one thing (filtered to ensure clean output, etc), but using the shop compressor you fill your tires with and use to power air tools is what 99% of people think when your recommend a "compressor." Yes, they will spray aerosolized lube. Grab a tissue and blow the air into it for a minute and you'll see it.
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I use rubbing alcohol on everything and have never had a problem.
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Oh, sure. If you like coating your computers with lubricant.

use a moisture/oil trap on the output hose.
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Then I have been coating my laptop's fan with lubricant at least 3x a year for 4.5 years now. Still works fine :P

Pro-tip, clean out your fan if you like your quiet, but don't spin it up with compressed air, fix it in place using a toothpick or something. Those little bearings don't like the RPMs that compressed air can make them do.

TSRH.

although it does sound funny when you make one of those little fans hit like 60k RPM
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buy a thinkpad

beat it on the balcony like a rug

winds up spotless and still works perfectly
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use a moisture/oil trap on the output hose.
I'm just saying that using a generic compressor is a bad idea because the filter isn't there by default. If someone has a compressor for airbrushing, clean air supply, etc. that's great, but it isn't the norm. I can only imagine what the air from a shop compressor tastes like if you were to fill a breathing apparatus with it.

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buy a thinkpad

beat it on the balcony like a rug

winds up spotless and still works perfectly
@the mental image.
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