How to exorcise cigarette smells and tar from an iMac?
April 28, 2008 10:32 AM Subscribe
How can I clean away cigarette odor and tar buildup from a G3 iMac?
posted by mattybonez to computers & internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I loaned an old iMac to a friend who needed a computer after his house was burgled. The “week or two” loan turned into many months, and I finally got the computer back last night.
When I saw the condition of my previously minty Mac, I was very sad. The keyboard, mouse, and computer are all showing signs of living with chain smokers. There is some tar discoloration in the clear plastic bits, and there is also a very distinct smell. It's strong enough that I can't bring the computer into my house.
I'm planning on taking apart the components and cleaning them up, but wanted to know if anyone had any additional tips or suggestions before I get started. Any idea on cleaning agents that I can use that won't craze the plastic?
Thanks in advance.