Saliva on trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by abz1981, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. abz1981
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    Hey all

    I noticed my little nephew had his finger in his mouth. He had a lot of saliva On his hands and he had it on my trackpad on my MBA.

    I quickly noticed this and cleaned tr salvia off the trackpad. I don't think any saliva went in through the trackpad into my MBA. However I am concerned now. The MBA seems to be working fine do does the trackpad.

    Should I be worried and get it checked by apple?


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. miles01110
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    Getting it checked by Apple won't help you... if there was something wrong they wouldn't fix it for free. It's probably fine.
     
  3. TheRealDamager
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    I wouldn't worry about it. But you can always get it checked out at the Apple Store if you really want to.
     
  5. vitzr
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    Apple once bragged OS X looked so delicious you could lick it....Gross!
     
  6. johnhurley
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    Worry ... worry worry worry!

    Seriously don't let 3 year olds of any kind get near your machine ... ever. Seven year olds either ... ever.

    Stick a fan by the top of the machine and run the fan for a couple of hours. Clean top of trackpad and keyboard "cautiously" with a barely damp high quality towel or similar. ( No I don't mean major amounts of water on it ... barely even minor amounts in a few spots ).
     
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    I've been drooling on my trackpad for months, no problems at all.:p:eek:

    I think the microsoft cloth idea (possibly with a tiny bit of some good screen cleaner sprayed on) is the way to go.:)
     
  8. Xikum
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    Stop panicing. Saliva won't have caused any damage to the trackpad, and the slit between the trackpad and the outer chassis is so small that its impossible more than a few drops would have gotten through. And do you think that Apple would have put something like a CPU underneath an open slit with no protection? No, of course not.

    Your laptop is fine. No need to be a hypochondriac.
     
  9. abz1981
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    Hi

    Thanks for all your replies. I am sorry over reacting. Just like to look after this MBA of mines. Ok will stop worrying

    Sorry for the silly post. Just over reactive.
     
  10. Xikum
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    Its only natural. Everybody worries bout their Apple products, because we love them and spent so much money on them. I'm the same, sometimes I check my bag to make sure my Air is there after using it at the library or whatever, even though I know fine well I packed it away.

    We just all need a kick up the backside sometimes eh ;).
     

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