MacBook keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kart, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. kart macrumors member

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    I have just purchased a second hand 12" MacBook. 32 battery cycles, its pretty new..
    I have noticed with the keyboard backlight on, what looks like dust that the light is showing up (behind the keys) could someone please verify if this is how these keyboards are brand new out of the box, or if it is infact something i.e. dust behind the keys. All keys work 100% fine, nothing unusual at all, can only see when the backlight is on

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    Thanks
     
  2. Dydegu macrumors 6502a

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  3. C64 macrumors 65816

    C64

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    Indeed.

    Try some compressed air to clean it out?
     
  4. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    It's dust. The person who owned it before you had a month of eating cheese and crackers apparently.

    BJ
     
  5. technoholic macrumors 6502

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    out the box brand new, mind looks exactly the same
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I will pretty much agree with this. While it is dust, it is easy to remove with an air spray. That is pretty much how they will all look after a little bit of usage.
     
  7. kart thread starter macrumors member

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    That's why I have asked the question, I am sure that when I looked at them at the Apple store they all seemed to look like this..

    Compressed air may be a solution
     
  8. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

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    So whats your concern if it is dust? That you got cheated?
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    That is the solution, and this is normal. It is just more noticeable now b.c of the style of backlight used.
     

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