My MacBook is Startin' to Brown....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SamIchi, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    I've heard about this issue before, and I thought mine was good. I've had my MB since launch and I've just recently started to notice a slight discoloration where the wrists rest below the keyboard. Was there a solution for this? Is there like a cleaner to help out? Thanks guys!
  2. pknz macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mmmmm tan:rolleyes:
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
  4. jsd macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Orange, CA
    All of them will eventually turn a little brown where your hands touch it, that's just the problem with buying a white computer. But the defective ones had a problem where the plastic sheet on top had little pits in it that would trap dirt and oil and it became impossible to clean it off. I've seen examples in the Apple Store before and it was pretty gross. Anyway, they'll fix it for you. Some companies sell cleaning fluid, but Apple usually recommends a damp cloth. Anyway, if your MacBook doesn't have a defective cover you should be able to clean most of the dirt off with a cloth. You can try using a polish cloth designed for a trumpet (don't use a silver cloth though!) that you can buy at your local music store, that's what I use on my computer. I also have used eyeglasses cleaning cloths they give you when you buy glasses.
  5. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Marware makes some sort of wristpad thing that affixes onto the palmrests. It doesn't live a sticky residue and isn't too noticable, so you might want to have a look at that.
  6. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

    Dec 24, 2005
    I just ordered one of those because mine is doing the same thing, i took it to the local apple dealer and they said to use Mequirs plastixs cleaner you can pic it up at a local autozone or autoparts store it does a fairly good job cleaning it off.
  7. garfield2002 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2003
    People swear by the Mr. Clean magic erasers. Just use them gently when you see discoloration. Be aware that they are abrasive and the Marware guards mentioned by extraextra would probably be a good chioce after you've gotten rid of the current 'tanning' :)
  8. khunsanook macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    East Asia
    I second the Mr. Clean magic Erasers! If you catch the dirt early they work great!

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