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    Possible Solution For MacBook Discolouration
    As I was sulking about the palmrests of my old macbook (white) getting dirty and slightly yellow, i decided to have a go at erasing the palmrests with a rubber. quick and simple yet very effective- it took away most of the yukky stuff! you will actually be able to see the cleaned area!

    tell me if this method works.

    hope this solves some people' issues!

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    With a rubber?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadsgravy View Post
    With a rubber?!?
    Don't worry...

    He's in Australia...

    Rubber = Eraser

    "The forums are not only a place to have questions answered, they are a place to be part of a community..."

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    hahaha! gotta love it

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    Yeah I figured, but I wasn't sure if an eraser was the piece of rubber he was talking about. Just thought it was funny. Mental image and all.

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    ahahaha. rubber. ;] i'll try it sometime.

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    When he said rubber i thought he was talking about a condom. :p


    Mr Clean Magic Eraser works just as well as a eraser. Maybe even better.

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    i just used the mr. clean magic eraser about an hour ago and it worked very nicely, i was excited to see the dirt coming off. i also used it lightly in the spaces between the keys. just make sure to ring out as much water as possible and use a paper towel to wipe down the access.

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    I just tried the eraser and it made it worse. Turned the discoloration pink. Perhaps I need a white eraser.

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    lol u should have tried the white eraser. but, maybe its the REAL discoloration and not just dirt, so if nothing else works, take it to apple and have it replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaygray View Post
    I just tried the eraser and it made it worse. Turned the discoloration pink. Perhaps I need a white eraser.
    Quote Originally Posted by lovelee View Post
    lol u should have tried the white eraser. but, maybe its the REAL discoloration and not just dirt, so if nothing else works, take it to apple and have it replaced.
    Lol, i used a white rubber... i mean pencil eraser. and it actually worked a little bit.

    thanks!


    ive now decided to just get the speck plastic case for my MB, covers all the impurities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric559 View Post
    When he said rubber i thought he was talking about a condom. :p


    Mr Clean Magic Eraser works just as well as a eraser. Maybe even better.
    LOL, you need to get your mind out of the gutter.

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