Power cable starting to change colour

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    probably due to my grotty fingers

    has anyone found a way to clean the cable back to new or is this permanent?
     
  2. X-Caliber macrumors newbie

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    Probably just due to daily wear and tear. You could probably put bleach on a cotton ball and clean it! I'm not sure though lolav
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Is it going brown near the MagSafe? If so its damaged and the heat is causing it to go brown. Replacement is my advice.
     
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    If it's just "normal" grime I would suggest using denatured alcohol and a paper towel/cloth to remove it.
     
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    na its a general yellowish it happened with my last one, i wish apple designed it better
     
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    why did it work for you?
     
  8. Splitbolt macrumors regular

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    No, I wash my hands.
     
  9. Ironduke, Jul 19, 2015
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    thanks for the input
     
  10. Splitbolt, Jul 19, 2015
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    I gave you your answer, Windex will clean it.

    You blamed Apple For this issue, but it's 100% your fault. Just wash your grimy hands and your cord will stay white like the rest of ours.
     
  11. krspkbl macrumors 6502

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    if it's brown/yellow near the joint then it's probably needing replaced.

    if the entire cable is dirty then just give it a wipe down. i'd probably use rubbing alcohol. or just a wet cloth. it might not remove discolouration but no big deal.
     
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    yeah it is a slight yellow
    https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B025yeZFhaRzFQ
     
  13. Meister Suspended

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    There was a recent thread about this. Happens to a lot of apple cables. Has nothing to do with dirty hands.
     
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    can it be fixed?
     
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    funny
     
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    spraypaint
     

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