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I was doing some "spring" cleaning of my computer area and noticed various computer cables have a variety of grime on them.

I grabbed some Windex and started rubbing them down, but then started wondering if that was the best, or safest, cleaning solution for cables.

Obviously there are a variety of materials that cables are made out of. Is Windex the best all-around solution, or perhaps something else? Is something a no-no for cables? Like would alcohol be bad for rubberized cables, causing them to dry out?

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closed as off topic by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Indrek, Mokubai, Nifle, Diogo Sep 23 '12 at 23:02

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Windex is ok but ammonia might be a bit harsh, 409 is my choice for grime busting on just about anything. – Moab Sep 23 '12 at 16:19
I dont see why this is off topic. Cleaning computer parts is quite a common and accepted topic of questions. – Keltari Jan 27 '15 at 23:16

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