Cleaning with the Magic Eraser

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I've searched through this forum and google and i've seen that many people like using the magic eraser to clean their macbook's.

I was just wondering if using it on my whitebooks trackpad would be safe? since i've tried many things so far and my trackpad still works fine, it's just a bit yellowish :(

I've read that some people have used it on their trackpads, but i've also read that it's not a good idea. I'm unsure so i just wanted to clear things up hehe.
 

Camoischaos

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When you find out please be sure to report back to us to let us know. Because I use the magic eraser as well but stay away from the trackpad. However i dont know how yours is turning yellow. Mine still looks new and is over a year old.
 

leekohler

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I use Magic Eraser on my black MacBook. I have the trackpad covered with protective film, so it never has been an issue. I can't imagine it would be a problem, but it doesn't hurt to check.
 

eman

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I've used the magic eraser on many trackpads. After cleaning the trackpad, it will make the trackpad a little rough and your finger will not slide as easy.
Also, I don't clean the trackpad hard (only very lightly), you could and can take off all the top layer of color.
 

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I've used the magic eraser on many trackpads. After cleaning the trackpad, it will make the trackpad a little rough and your finger will not slide as easy.
Also, I don't clean the trackpad hard (only very lightly), you could and can take off all the top layer of color.
hmm

i think i'll have to try it and see what happens
 
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