Need help with removing trackpad protector for MB 13.3 unibody

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lzy23, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. lzy23 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    #1
    Im not sure if this should be here; new here. If it isn't tell me where it should be, thanks.

    Here's the rundown. A few months ago i spent an insane amount of money buying a piece of crap. The Marware 'Silicone Protection Pack'. I applied only the trackpad protector, and the feel of the trackpad feels so different from those on display in the apple resellers. I live in Singapore, so there's no official apple store here, no genius bar. There are only apple resellers who don't really help.

    So i just wanted to know if anyone has experience in removing their macbook trackpad protector; and how. But i need to know if the protector is really there or not in the first place, i can't seem to see it but the feel is so different.

    I've tried poking a sewing needle to peel it off, a stapler bullet to peel it off, but i think i've applied it so well that it fits the whole form of the trackpad perfectly.

    Or maybe, there's just something wrong with the trackpad?

    Thanks.
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    #2
    Was this actually using an adhesive or was it like most screen protectors and just a static/non-glue based attachment?

    If it's glue based, even if you get it off there may be some residue left behind. In my experience, the best way to get something like that off would be just to pick at a corner with a razor blade until it starts to lift, then start to peel it back. Like I said before though, if it's a glue/tape backing type cover, I'd probably just leave it in place out of fear that there will be a sticky residue left behind, and I definitely wouldn't want to try using a GooGone/glue remover type product on my MacBook.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    #3
    So you put something on your trackpad and it feels different from those notebooks in store? Of course it would. I've never been fond of those protectors. Anyway the razor blade may be your best bet. You need something thin. I'd use my nail first though to prevent real damage. The goo gone would be the final step.
     
  4. lzy23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    #4
    Not really sure which type it is, but its the type whereby you have to peel it from something like a card and place it over the trackpad, thereafter you have to peel it from the trackpad where the film will supposedly be on the trackpad. I think this to be adhesive?
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008

Share This Page