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MagSafe Power Cable Going Yellow

Well, my MBP cable has gone yellow after a while. I've tried cleaning it with water, and also toothpaste (with whitening) and that doesn't seem to have removed the yellow stains. I guess I'll try ...
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How can I clean a MagSafe power port on my MacBook Air

There appears to be a few small metallic fragments clinging to the magnet around the port where the MagSafe power connecter attaches to my MacBook Air. I can still get the cord to (mostly) seat, ...
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How to clean a sticky Magic Trackpad click?

My magic trackpad seems to have gotten dirty in the button. I've tried swabbing around the button with alcohol but I still, at times, have to lift the trackpad to release the mouse click. Do you ...
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What obsolete files can I remove from my iPhoto Library?

I've been using iPhoto since many versions ago ... probably since version 1. In that time, the file structure of its iPhoto Library has changed a few times, and I suspect that some of the files in ...
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How do you clean dust from the inside of a MacBook Pro?

I have a 2010 MBP and lately I've noticed dust showing up underneath the keys and above under the screen hinge. I've looked at the ifixit.com tutorials here but they don't have any guides on how to ...
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Is there any way to reduce an app's usage of storage space on iOS 5?

Is there any way to get any iOS app to clean up its cache etc? I heard there's a new 'cleaning' feature in iOS 5 where apps do that automatically. But I haven't seen any of my apps do that. I really ...
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Automated/Simple Deletion of Apps from iTunes Library

Is there an approach to querying the local iTunes library to remove apps that aren't currently installed on any of your devices?
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How do I clean behind the trackpad on a late 2010 MacBook Pro?

Lately I've noticed the trackpad on my MacBook Pro has been getting stuck from time to time and generally isn't as clicky as it used to be. It feels to me like there's something stuck behind the ...
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How to remove scratches from 5th generation iPod?

I own a 5th generation iPod with a lot of scratches on its acrylic-like surface and display that I'd like to be removed (please note it's not a touch-screen iPod). What should I buy (preferentially on ...
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A better way to remove keyboard grease from a MacBook Air's normal keyboard?

The grease stain on a black keyboard looks awful. What are the recommended steps to remove the grease? I have found some posts online suggesting pure alcohol as a solvent. (one such CNET forum) Is ...
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Clean Install with Exceptions

My current OS X install is getting long in the tooth. It's been ported over through multiple OS upgrades and system changes (started with an iMac G4, then a PowerMac G5, and now a iMac i7). I think ...
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How do you keep your macbook pro cleaned and polished?

How often do you clean your macbook pro and what are you cleaning with? When I bought my macbook pro last week it came with a special cloth/wipe and I've used it to wipe the dust off my screen and ...
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How to remove non-essential files from Leopard

I am cleaning up a really old mac to bring it back to use. It has an 80 gig hard drive and after wiping out downloads, documents, pictures, music, videos and unneccesary applications I am now stranded ...
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Is there a way to effectively clean a Smart Cover without causing damage?

On my iPad smart cover (It's one of the polyurethane ones) there seem to be some spots of what looks like grease, it could be some sort of food grease or skin oil. What would be the best way to clean ...
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How to clean Mac OS X before selling (Lion from App Store)

I have MacBook Pro (late 2007) which I planning to sell. Currently it's running Lion. Is it possible to clean all data but leave Lion?
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Cleaning a MacBook Pro keyboard that's been covered in juice

My lovely son spilled apple juice on my laptop keyboard. It works, but it feels like it has grit under the keys and sticks a bit. How do I clean it out? I remember old keyboards could be just ...
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Software/utility to completely erase cookies/cache

What software (or using any other in-built tools) can I use to clear (by clear, I mean scrub from the disk) the cache & cookies in browsers, without affecting the bookmarks etc. I use firefox 4. ...
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Selling a Macbook Pro - removing personal information from it

I have recently upgraded to a 2011 MBP, and I'm finally all set up on it. It's time to sell my previous MBP. I've already copied off all of the data I want to keep and deleted the obvious suspects. ...
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How do I clean the apple mouse so that it can scroll down?

My current apple mouse works fine for moving, clicking and scrolling down. The scrolling functionality with the tiny ball on top is not working while going down. I had the same issue back in 2008 at ...
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Is there any particular cleaning solution for the MacBook Pro?

Is there any cleaning solution for the MacBook Pro? How should I clean my MacBook? Which fabric should I use to clean it?
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What substances I can use to clean the touch sensitive screens like iPhone, iPad?

I heard that you are not supposed to use substances containing alcohol because it will destroy the anti-grease coating layer that's above the glass. The problems is that just water and microfiber ...
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Cleaning White MacBook

I have a white MacBook, and it has gotten kinda dingy over the past couple of years. Still runs fine, but I would like to know what I can use to clean the white plastic. I was thinking one of those Mr....