How to Clean My Mac Computer

Unlike PCs, which can be easily opened for upgrades, but leaving internal components vulnerable to massive dust build-ups, Macintosh computers are virtually air-tight and require little effort on the part of the end user to maintain. Because of this, cleaning a Mac is a very easy task that requires little more than a towel and some water.

Cleaning a Mac Computer

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Power down your Mac. This is purely for safety reasons.

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Wipe down the outer plastic with a damp, lint-free towel. While water will usually be enough to remove light surface marks, you can use rubbing alcohol to remove stubborn stains.

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Use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe the monitor of your Mac. Gently stroke the monitor vertically.

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Spray a compressed air cleaner to clean out the dust and other undesirables from the Mac keyboard.

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Use compressed air to clean the dust from inside the Mac computer, should you be able to open it. Some Macs are not designed to be opened without factory tools.