Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mr. MacBook, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2007
    Ok, so my MB purchased in April 2007 started turning black on the palm rests. So one day, i moved my palm back and forth without noticing, and felt something. Looks down, and saw this brown/black stuff coming out! I rubbed my fingers on the noticably darker spots and they turned lighter, and i saw some more brown stuff! It was pretty weird, having dust just pop out of my macbook. I wish i had a MBP, have any of you experienced this problem?

    Where can i get one of the Magic Erasers or anything that cleans out the darkness in my palm rests?
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
  3. BioChron macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2006
    I think any convenience store, or any store that carries cleaning supplied will sell the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. Those should do the trick!

    - Daniel
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Yup, from grocery stores to Target, that's where I've seen/ bought Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.

    Hate to say it though... even w/ iKlear and Magic Erasers, my white MB's palm rests are still cruddy. It's a serious bummer. I cringe when I look at my MB and I just know that if anyone else looks at it, they're likely thinking I'm a horrifically dirty person. :eek:
  5. polycat33 macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Where exactly was this brown/black stuff coming out from?
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Discoloration is covered by AppleCare. Just take it to your local genius bar.

    My MacBook's keyboard, palm rest area, and trackpad were turning slightly blue (very strange) when I took it in for a battery replacement, and the genius offered to replace the keyboard & cover before I even thought to mention it.

    I've had this new keyboard/palm rest/trackpad for several months now, and it's still a pearly white! :)
  7. Mr. MacBook thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2007
    This is kind of sick, but have you ever scratched your neck or something while in the shower or rubbed it, or done that with any other place like your leg and have that stuff come out? It looks like that, only smaller and a little more brown.
  8. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Well if the same stuff is coming from your legs and neck… or something (!) then I would hazard a guess it isn't coming from your MacBook… :eek: :D
  9. mick4394 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2006
    Flyover country
    The palm-rests of Macbooks are way too porous. Mine got pretty bad looking in a short period of time, and I babied the thing.

    I hope Apple chooses a different kind if plastic for the next go 'round.
  10. Mr. MacBook thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2007
    it's similar but not it, because if you rub the case it will come out. Only on the innards though.
  11. Antares macrumors 68000


    That stuff is dead skin, natural oils, sweat and grime from your hands. As a test, rub the palms of your hands together quickly (with them pressed together firmly). Rub until you feel heat from the friction. Pull your hands apart and you should see similar stuff....:)
  12. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    I have sweaty hands, this is why i purchased a black macbook.
  13. lukegarnz macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2007
    sounds like dirt from your hands. If you put a drop of water on your hands and rub them together you can sometimes get that stuff off them. You could always try warpping your MB in plastic wrap and never touching or as i read somewhere else put in a glass display in a museum. At the end of the day it's a white laptop and if you use it for what it is intended then this will happen. Do you complain and return your shoes if you scuff them? Apple shouldn't have to cover this unless it's turning blue or something like that.

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