cleaning the touchpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by V4705, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. V4705 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I have no problem cleaning the aluminum housing, but the touchpad is much smoother and it never feel clean.

    any suggestions?
    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

    onthecouchagain

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    The trackpad gets a little hard to slide with for me as well. This is purely from trace amounts of human sweat that inevitably develops over long use or just when you're in a humid enough area. What I do is, I just clean it with a slightly damp tissue. I apply light circular motions to the trackpad. This seems to make things better for a while. I also do this for the blank area to the left and right of the trackpad, where the palm of your hands rests while typing. That area can get a little humidified as well, sometimes even leaving slight white marks.

    If anyone else has a better idea, I'd love to hear about it.
     
  3. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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    I clean them w/ the little cleaning solution that comes w/ wrapsol(basically water and soap).

    Once a month should be enough -- but your mileage may vary depending on how much of clean person you are.
     
  4. LightSpeed1, Apr 4, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011

    LightSpeed1 macrumors 6502a

    LightSpeed1

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    I use monster screen clean, with a microfiber cloth. I wipe it down along with my monitor. The trackpad is glass right?
     
  5. movieboy23 macrumors regular

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    iKlear. It's what Apple uses and what a good majority of the folks on here use, including myself. Makes it as good as new and you can use it anywhere on your machine - keyboard, trackpad, screen, outer case, etc.
     
  6. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    Seconded. iKlear for everything.

    For some reason, my local Apple store has stopped selling iKlear
     
  7. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    one of those lysol wet wipes.

    the keyboard + trackpad area is probably the dirtiest part of your laptop, so I like to wipe it down with a lysol wet wipe maybe once a month? But the freq. depends on how clammy you are :)
     

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