Magic Eraser/water/internals?

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  1. jshelton macrumors 6502a

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    I am tempted to try the Magic Eraser on my white Macbook. I am a little concerned about water getting in the keys and other openings around the trackpad, etc. I read that if the eraser isn't moist then it doesn't clean well. I need to use it on the keys and the palm rests. How much water is too much? It is a large investment that I had rather not destroy :eek:
     
  2. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    i submerge the sponge then squeeze it loads and push it against a table till no water comes out and they i use it
     
  3. jshelton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You don't say?

    That many people have used the Magic Eraser, huh?
     
  4. teksurv macrumors regular

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    I have used a Magic Eraser successfully on the area surrounding the track pad. I wrung it out nearly dry and it worked perfectly. I assume in this condition it will work well on the keys as well, just be sensible about it and you'll be fine.
     
  5. jonjamesm macrumors regular

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    you just have to mind that no liquid can go into your macbook - watch out for problem area's like the bezel/ screen surround - the slot drive - the frame around the keyboard etc... and the apple logo on the top itself -

    Mine is in the shop for water damage/ goo gone damage - fluid removal and a new superdrive - gonne cost about 300 bucks :*(

    cheaper than apple store though.
     
  6. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    I use mine 10+ hours a day and never had to clean it :(
     
  7. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    be advised that the magic eraser is slightly abrasive. I don't know if it would scratch the macbook or not, but I'd never try it.
     
  8. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I'm guessing this must be your? :D

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Bwilky macrumors regular

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    LOL.
    Are you trying to get water out? Or cleaning it? Can't you just take the keys off?
     
  10. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Nah, just found it like that.
    Guess the towel is there to keep the grim in? LOL
     

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