Saliva on trackpad

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

  1. macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011
    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. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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. macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
    I wouldn't worry about it. But you can always get it checked out at the Apple Store if you really want to.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    Apple once bragged OS X looked so delicious you could lick it....Gross!
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    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 ).
  7. macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    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. macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2011
    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. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011

    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. macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2011
    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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