Keep Your MacBook Clean

You should take care to clean your MacBook properly. Select a part of your laptop to learn how to safely clean it. 

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  • Take care not to spill any liquid on the keyboard. If you do, turn off your computer immediately.
    • If you spill liquid that is thin and clear, turn off your computer, turn it upside down to let the liquid drain out, and let it dry for 24 hours at room temperature. If the keyboard doesn't work, take it to your Apple-authorized service provider for repair. For your NMU MacBook, bring it to Micro Repair.
    • If you spill liquid that is greasy, sweet, or sticky, unplug the keyboard and take it to your Apple-authorized service provider for repair, or Micro Repair for an NMU MacBook. 
  • Remove any surface dirt gently with your bare hand before proceeding with a soft, lint-free cloth.
    • Do not use acetone, alcohol, or any alcohol-based cleaner on your computer. Never spray cleaner directly onto your computer. Liquid could drip inside the keyboard or case and cause an electrical shock

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  1. Turn off the MacBook. 
  2. Dampen a clean, soft, lint-free cloth or paper with water only.
    1. You may also use a mild glass cleaner that contains no alcohol or ammonia. Most office supply stores sell cleaning kits specifically designed for this purpose.
  3. Wipe the screen. Do not spray liquid directly on the screen.


  1. ​​Turn of your Mac and unplug the power cord from the wall or power strip. 
  2. Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth with mild non-abrasive soap or detergent. You may also use isopropyl alcohol or iKlear.
  3. Remove any surface dirt gently with your hand, then proceed with the cloth. 
  4. After washing, dry the case with a soft, lint-free cloth. 
  • DO NOT use window sprays or products containing ammonia, alcohol, or abrasive ingredients
  • DO NOT use rough towels or cloths
  • DO NOT spray cleaner directly on your computer, as liquid could drip inside the case and cause an electric shock or malfunction. 


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