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How do you clean a IBM Thinkpad Exterior?

Old 08-26-02, 09:19 PM
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How do you clean a IBM Thinkpad Exterior?

Hi All,

I got an IBM Thinkpad T23. The outside is not made (or at least does not feel like) the standard material that every other laptops are made of.

How do you clean the top of the lid? I don't want to use a harsh chemical that will damage the material.

Thanks all!
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Old 08-27-02, 08:47 AM
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BUMP - comeon' folks! I know a lot of you have Thinkpads from your firms
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Old 08-27-02, 09:51 AM
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I just spray any glass cleaner onto a papertowel and wipe the lid down. It's just plastic, not some strange and unstable element.
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Old 08-27-02, 10:20 AM
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thanks for the info! It just "feels" different
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Old 08-27-02, 11:55 AM
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baby shampoo works good for most things , when you don't want to use a harsh cleaner.
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Really? huh, didn't know that!
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Old 08-28-02, 11:30 AM
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From IBM's site:

http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/LWIK-3X4GSR.html

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Cleaning your computer

Danger
Isopropyl Alcohol is a flammable liquid. Do not use this cleaner near an exposed flame or when the system is on.

You should occasionally clean your computer as follows:

Use a soft lint-free cloth moistened with non-alkaline detergent to wipe the exterior of the computer.
Don't spray cleaner directly on the display or keyboard.
Gently wipe the LCD with a dry, soft lint-free cloth. If a stain remains, moisten the cloth with LCD cleaner and wipe the stain again. Be sure to dry the LCD before closing it.
NOTE: A 50-50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water or water alone may be used as a LCD cleaner to moisten your cloth. Antistatic LCD cleaning cloths and Kim Wipes are also acceptable alternatives.
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Personally, I've never used anything other than a damp cloth to clean the cover of my Stinkpad. I use a paper towel moistened with windex to clean the screen and keyboard. YMMV.
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