Stain on brand new Macbook trackpad.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Colin0317, May 8, 2009.

  1. Colin0317 macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2009
    I have what looks like a liquid glue or water stain on my trackpad that I can't clean. You have to look at it from an angle to see it, anyone else have this? The surface doesn't feel different or anything, I justwish I could wash it off.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I think some have had good results with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

    I haven't used it myself, but you might want to check it out.
    Read the directions and use at your own risk though!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. Alvin.C macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2009
  4. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2009
    the new Aluminium Unibody (Late 2008). It was like this when I bought it.
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    a pic would be nice. Don't know why people post threads like this without pics. :rolleyes:
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I don't know maybe because he's asking for solutions and having a pic isn't a requirement for posting AFAIK

    to the OP, since you're dealing with a stain on the trackpad, I'd be careful of what to use to remove it. You'll not want to scratch it or make matters worse.

    I'd first try a damp cloth and see if rubbing it would clean things up, any ideas at what it could be or how it got there?
  7. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2009
    It almost looks like clear glue underneath the glass. Looks like it's wet, but it isn't. I'll try to get a picture up soon. For those with these macbooks, could you check if you guys have spots like this?
  8. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2009
    The camera is not picking it up, so I won't be able to post pictures of it.
  9. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Mine is fine. No spots here.
  10. ColinEC macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2008
    The spot is underneath the trackpad? If you are unable to clean it you may be able to get away with just taking it to the Apple Store and seeing if it's a cosmetic defect caused by some sort of build issue.

    Also, I've noticed how there are a lot of people using their name, Colin, as their usernames - is this a result of having that name, too? :p
  11. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Well yes it is :)

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