Clean gap between trackpad and housing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lukewarmwinner, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Lukewarmwinner, Sep 22, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014

    Lukewarmwinner macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2012
    Hi folks

    I've had my rMBP 15" for a couple of weeks and loving it. Today when I was writing, I noticed some dust along the edge of the trackpad and tried to wipe it of, however it just fell down the gap between the trackpad and the housing (the lower end of trackpad). I didn't want this dust to cause any problems later, so I used the thin paper that came with the Macbook (to protect the screen from keys) and inserted it in the gab and ran it along the line to get away the dust.

    Afterward I wondered if this may cause any damage? The paper can't be inserted that far, but could this action (the paper) cause any damage to the inside components or anything?

    What do you guys do to prevent dust accumulating in that gap?

  2. Lukewarmwinner thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2012
  3. RTbar macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2011
    I would use the corner of a piece of scotch tape
  4. poiihy macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2014
    Paper destroy a MacBook Pro? Haha don't be ridiculous
  5. nobodyjustwalks macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    I doubt the paper will harm your MBP, but I honestly did not even notice the space until reading this thread. :)

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