5 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2012 1:24 PM by coander15
whitneyn89 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I want to know what i can use to clean my macbook pro's unibody?

  • coander15 Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)

    I use cloth that came with it. I get it very lightly damp, and then wipe down the exterior. Also take a look at the post below:

  • coander15 Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)
    MacBook Pro: Care, Use, and Safety Information

    Carrying Your MacBook Pro
    If you carry your MacBook Pro in a bag or briefcase, remove any small, loose items (such as paper clips, staples, or coins) that could accidentally get inside your computer through an opening, such as the optical drive slot, or get stuck inside a port.

     

    Important: The MacBook Pro power adapter port contains a magnet that can erase data on your credit card, iPod, or other device. To preserve your data, keep magnetically sensitive items away from the power adapter port.

     

    Cleaning Your MacBook Pro
    Follow these general rules when cleaning the outside of your computer and its components:
    • Shut down your MacBook Pro, detach the power adapter, and remove the battery.
    • Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the computer’s exterior. Avoid getting moisture in any openings. Do not spray any type of liquid directly on the computer.
    • Don’t use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives.
    Cleaning Your MacBook Pro Display
    Follow these general rules when cleaning the screen.
    • Shut down your MacBook Pro, detach the power adapter, and remove the battery.
    • Dampen a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or paper with water only and wipe the screen. Do not spray liquid directly on the screen.
    Storing Your MacBook Pro
    If you are going to store your MacBook Pro for an extended period of time, keep it in a cool location (ideally, 22° C or about 71° F) and do one of the following to preserve your MacBook Pro battery life:
    • Discharge the battery 50 percent before storing your MacBook Pro.
    • When storing your computer for longer than five months, discharge the battery to approximately 50 percent and then remove it from the MacBook Pro. If you are storing your computer for an extended period, recharge your battery to 50 percent every six months or so.
  • coander15 Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)

    Glad I could help you out, thanks for visiting Apple Support Communities! Have a good one.

    Best,

    Coander15

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (12,525 points)

    And of course, if you visit the Extras section on Mac Accessories in the Apple Store,  you'll find a variety of maintenance products.

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/mac_accessories/extras

     

    BTW, disregard the "remove the battery" instruction above with the new unibody Macs. The battery is not user-removable and voids the warranty if you do so.

  • coander15 Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)

    Courcoul wrote:

     

    BTW, disregard the "remove the battery" instruction above with the new unibody Macs. The battery is not user-removable and voids the warranty if you do so.

    Correct, I've heard you are supposed to disconnect it. But I never do.