How to clean the Macbook Air screen and keyboard? (Quick Guide 2023)

Making sure your MacBook looks great and works well is important. Over time, things like smudges, fingerprints, and dirt can end up on the screen and keyboard. But don’t worry – cleaning them isn’t as hard as it seems. We can use things we have at home and be careful, and our MacBook will shine again. It doesn’t matter if we have a cool MacBook Air or a powerful MacBook Pro – keeping the screen and keyboard clean is super important for making everything work nicely. This article will show you how to clean the screen and give you some extra tips for the keyboard too.

How to clean the Macbook Air screen and keyboard

How do we clean the screen of the Macbook Air?

Here are the steps through which we can easily clean the screen of Macbook Air:

  • Firstly, we should turn off and unplug the MacBook for safety.
  • Then, use a soft microfiber cloth to gently remove dust from the screen.
  • We should avoid using paper towels to prevent scratches.
  • After, we should dampen a clean microfiber cloth with water (not so wet).
  • Gently wipe the screen from top to bottom.
  • For tough stains, we’ll use a damp cloth with a tiny bit of dish soap.
  • Rinse gently and wipe with a damp cloth.
  • And we’ll dry the screen with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.

Hence these steps are optional to clean up the screen of the Macbook Air:

  • Turn off and unplug the MacBook.
  • Use disinfectant wipes without bleach to clean the screen.
  • Wipe with a damp cloth afterward to remove disinfectant.
  • Finally, use a clean, dry microfiber cloth to ensure the screen is dry.
  • Never directly spray liquids on the screen.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals to prevent damage.
  • Regular cleaning keeps the MacBook looking and working well.

How to clean a Macbook Air keyboard?

Here’s a simple way to clean the MacBook keyboard:

  1. Firstly, we should turn off and unplug the laptop.
  2. Then we’ll use compressed air with a straw to spray the keyboard in a zig-zag motion.
  3. And we’ll rotate the MacBook to cover all angles while spraying.
  4. For specific keys, we can use a bit of WHOOSH solution on a cloth to wipe them.
  5. We can also use the cloth’s dry side to polish keys and remove liquid spots.
  6. Lock the keyboard with the KeyboardCleanTool app.
  7. We should avoid harsh things like aerosols, bleach, or abrasives.
  8. Keep openings dry and avoid moisture.
  9. Gently wipe the keyboard and touchpad with a damp microfiber cloth.
  10. In the end, we should use a soft brush to clean tight places.

Final Words

In the end, keeping the MacBook Air’s screen and keyboard clean is important. Before you start cleaning, you must make sure that the laptop is turned off and unplugged. For the screen, you should gently wipe away dust with a soft cloth and use a slightly damp cloth to clean any marks. You should also be careful not to use too much water or strong chemicals. When it comes to the keyboard, you can use compressed air to blow away crumbs and dirt, and a special solution like WHOOSH to clean the keys. Just remember to keep things dry and avoid getting liquids inside. By doing this regularly, your MacBook will look good and work well for a long time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If our laptop has a type of screen called LCD, we shouldn’t use rubbing alcohol to clean it because it can cause damage. If you’re not sure which cleaning stuff to use for the laptop, or if you’re not sure what kind of screen your laptop has, you should look at the list that the company who made the laptop gives you. This will help you know which things you shouldn’t use to clean your laptop screen. 

Water contains minerals that could harm the screen, so it’s best to avoid using water or any kind of cleaner directly on the computer or laptop screen. We should make sure moisture doesn’t get inside the controls or ports by not spraying anything onto the screen. We should also be careful not to wipe the screen in circular motions or scrub it. Instead, use a gentle touch when cleaning.

If someone wants to remove the normal keys, they can use something flat and thin like tweezers or a small screwdriver. Put this tool under the key, starting at the bottom-left corner, and gently lift it a bit. Then, pull the key down gently from the top-right corner and wiggle it carefully until the left side of the key comes off.

Willaim Faulkner

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I’m William Faulkner, author of LaptopsU, a laptop & MacBook review blog. I’ve been writing about laptops & MacBook for over seven years now and I love it! In my reviews, I try to provide accurate information on the specs of each laptop & MacBook, as well as my opinion on how it performs.

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