Oily Airport on Mid 2012 MacBook Pro 15" with Retina

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  1. Zhivko macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys,

    Yesterday after I opened my MacBook Pro to clean it up from the accumulated dust and lint, I found out that my airport looks all oily.

    I have never spilled any liquid on it.

    Everything seems to work fine, no issues with my wifi connection.

    Do you have any idea what could cause this oil film?

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  2. iliasp macrumors member

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    Its like this in every rMbp i have opened
    Theres also a thermal pad, i dunno if that helps accumulating this kind of oily surface
     
  3. Zhivko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible for the oil to do any harm to the nearby components?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  4. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Considering it's been there for five years, no.
     
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  6. hallux macrumors 68030

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    I'd have to go look it up but I believe the Apple service documents even make mention of this and say it's normal residue from thermal contact pads. I've seen it in 2015 models also.
     
  7. Zhivko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I never said that its been there from day one. I clean my MacBook every 3 months and I have never seen it before.
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    Well, that's a relief.

    Thanks for letting me know!
     

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