Dark marks on wrist rests???

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  1. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    So I was cleaning my desk today and I was looking at my macbook and noticed dark almost stain looking marks on the wrist rests. I've only had my macbook since December!!! Am I just seeing things? Because I can only slightly see them when i look really close and from the side with my face level to the notebook...

    If this is what I am fearing- what should I clean it with?

    Mr Clean Magic Eraser?
     
  2. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    There are many threads related to staining on macbooks. Do a quick search and you will see. Give a call to applecare and they most likely will replace the top portion of your macbook. There was a staining problem with many of the newer released macbooks. Maybe you have one of them.

    Many others with the same problem stated that the Mr. Clean magic eraser did not solve this problem.
    The macbook plastic was very porous and absorbed the staining from sweat, dirt, etc. on your hands/wrists.
     
  3. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not an early release. It's a c2d 2.0Ghz that was manufactured in November.

    I know it isn't an early release because I made sure I wouldn't buy a macbook until they released a second revision that fixed staining issues.
     
  4. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will an Apple Store fix my problem in store, without having to ship it out?
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Replacing the top case definitely requires that it be shipped out.
     
  6. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I read about the strains on the palm wrists, went ahead and got BSE's full body skin for the Macbook two weeks before I even placed an order for the MB. The skin definitely helps in preventing the stains and have noticed slight build up of oil.

    I'd recommend buying the invisible skin, they even have it for just the trackpad, palm rests if you don't want to purchase the full body skin.

    BestSkinsEver : Only $9, you can't go wrong.
     
  7. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So is it black or white? Because I only see a black macbook on that page.
     
  8. phungy macrumors 68020

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    It is clear, invisible skin. Can go on either the Blackbook or Whitebook. BSE probably used the Blackbook as an example because it was easier to see the invisible skin.
     
  9. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is it easy to remove if I don't like it- is it going to leave any adhesive behind?
     
  10. Josias macrumors 68000

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    I was dead certain only Core Duo MacBooks produced between week 19 and 27 had the rougher and more absorbing plastic.

    My week 19 MacBook has discoloration. I'm gonna get mine replaced when Leopard comes out:D

    Until then a simple pencil eraser is all that helps.
     
  11. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I actually had to remove it off my BlackBerry Pearl and it did not leave an adhesive behind. Took a bit of force to take it off but what was left was a phone that looked as good as new.
     
  12. jaws01 macrumors member

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    bestskinsever.com is exacly the product I have been looking for!!

    Thanks phungy
     
  13. phungy macrumors 68020

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    You won't regret it. It is exactly the same product as ShieldZone except 50% cheaper. Great customer service too. It was a pain to apply the skin to the Macbook though. I thought I had gotten rid of all the bubbles but when it dried there was still bubbles in random areas. I don't mind though, as long as it does its job to prevent scratches on the MB :)
     
  14. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    When did u buy your macbook?
     
  15. NotFound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mid December.


    Update: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser took it right off. :) Just like new.
     
  16. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I love that product.
     
  17. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    The palmrests and touchpad on my early CD MB was so bad, that Apple gave me a new one:) Although their was a problem with the screen too...
     
  18. coventry macrumors newbie

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    Hi,Buddy,I think you can try a palmrest protector which I had used very well.
    I find it on ebay.uk,maybe you can have a try.:)
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....MESE:IT&viewitem=&item=180082090534&rd=1&rd=1
     
  19. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    My September 2006 CD MacBook has some slight staining. Nothing really gets it out - like others have said, it's a characteristic of the plastic.
     
  20. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Re: Dark marks on wrist rests???

    You dirty dirty boy ... :p
     
  21. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    is there an accessory for the MB that is like a palm rest cover?

    Like the palm rests in this pic, but without the big ugly MAREWARE logo across the front..?
     
  22. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Can you post a picture. It's absolutely normal for the palm rest areas to get dirty and darker. You can clean them with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

    People often confuse dirty palm rests with the staining issue of the early MacBooks. The early MacBooks had a type of plastic palm rests that chemically stained from oils on the skin. ALL white MacBooks/iBooks get dirty palm rests, which are really hard to clean. When the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser came out, it provided a method to easily clean the palm rests. DO NOT use the eraser on your trackpad (the button is ok), screen, shiny top of MacBook, etc.
     
  23. sionharris macrumors regular

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    I'm finding that the corners of the keys on my C2D MacBook are becoming very dirty (darker than the colour of the lettering) but have yet to try anything except water to remove it. Any suggestions?
     
  24. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I"ve always used rubbing alcohol to clean keyboards. We had computers in the middle of farm fields - i could get them looking new (and where i'd touch them - YUCK!!!)
     
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