I have no idea what this is on my Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jaym22, May 10, 2009.

  1. Jaym22 macrumors newbie

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    I woke up today and noticed this on my Macbook. Doesn't appear to be "Water damaged" although I am not sure. It works fine, nothing was wet near it so that's why I am ruling out the possibility of liquid damage. Just appearance is the only thing wrong with it (those marks) Any idea what it is and how to remove it? Should I be worried? Thank you.
     

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  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    That sort of looks like the dirt that appears on the palm rests on my Macbook. Use a little bit of iKlear and it'll be gone in a couple of seconds. I never really know what it is, but I reckon on the palm rest it is probably sweat or something. Not sure what it could be on the outside... have you been carrying the computer around without a case?
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    Rubbing alcohol and a paper towel... If that doesn't work, then water and a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  5. Jaym22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright guys thanks, this makes me feel so much better knowing that it is not damaged in any way, only by appearance.
     
  6. Macrimonious macrumors member

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    That looks an awful lot like sweat from your hands. Try, um, getting a paper towel wet and wiping it off. That should do the trick.
     
  7. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Do you live near the ocean? I've seen aluminum react like that to salt air.
     
  8. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    I have to agree with this. :(

    By the way, the OP might also want to take extra care while wiping his/her MB to reduce the chances of accidentally putting scratches on it. Good luck. :)
     
  9. cracker macrumors newbie

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    +1

    Although you have to be doing something terribly wrong to scratch the lid with a paper towel. I second the statement that its either salty air, or sweat from your hands.
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Umm bro, its called sweat from your hands. Just wipe that thing down. hehe
     
  11. sosaysiburke macrumors member

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    if i don't clean my right it leaves marks that look like that.
     
  12. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    An abrasive object such as the latter wouldn't be the best idea. Wiping off the salt is abrasive enough.
     

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