White Stuff on Keys?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dreamlife789, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. dreamlife789 macrumors member

    May 8, 2010
    I know what you're thinking, and no, it is not that. There is white stuff on the edges of certain keys on my Macbook Pro that appear at random. It is like white and slightly hairy like dust. My best guess is that it is dust floating in the air mixing with the sweat from my fingers on the keyboard and sticking there. It appears on the edges and inward from the tops of keys. I can't describe it other than that it's white stuff. What is it?
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I can't really understand what you mean by your description. Maybe a picture would help. Are there smokers in your house?
  3. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    Do you clean your keyboard with paper tissues, or kitchen roll? When I use kitchen roll in combination with alcohol and scrub the keyboard, the paper inevitably breaks down, and after a few passes starts leaving white residue on the keys.

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