TrackPad Looks Greasy and Not Because of Me

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ksharin, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. ksharin macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Just wondering if other have noticed that the main place where the trackpad is used (not around edges, but the circumference) looks greasy? I've had a macbook pro with 5 years use and the trackpad does not look as though I used it with grease on my hands (which I do not).

    Just curious to see if this is a different quality trackpad.
    (picture attached) you can see that it looks a bit greasy looking. :eek:

    Just interested in knowing if anyone has noticed this difference from having previous macbook PRO's compared to new macbook air?
     

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  2. Boyd01 macrumors 68030

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    I've had two MacBook Pro's and two MacBook Airs and I have no idea what you're talking about. And I can't see anything "greasy" in your photo either. Sorry....
     
  3. ksharin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Take a look at this https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3079970?start=0&tstart=0 it might provide some clarity to the issue I am raising. If you look a the picture enough you'll see a faintness on the upper right of the trackpad which looks like its been used to death after only having the air for 1 week. :eek:
     
  4. lamboman macrumors 6502

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    It's grease/dirt from your fingers. Clean the machine with a damp cloth, however don't bother scrubbing trying to get every last bit of grease of the trackpad - you'll end up with a grippy trackpad (like my new machine) that is pretty poor to use.
     
  5. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    The new glass trackpads have a micro texture which trap human oils between spaces. It doesn't matter if you wash your hands or if you think you have de-greased your hands. This is also the reason why the trackpads feel so silky smooth.
     
  6. jadAce macrumors regular

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    I used to be concerned about this, and was considering investing in a trackpad protector (a film you can buy from Amazon etc.). But I talked to an Apple representative, and he told me that the trackpad should not get any non-removable staining/discoloration unless you take some sandpaper to it.

    Have you tried iKlear? Just use some light solution (that comes with the iKlear package) + the microfiber cloth, and it should go away. If not, I would take it to the Apple Store, because this would be abnormal.
     

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