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Hi, I'm new

Anyways, does anyone who has the white macbook have these stains on and around the trackpad:

Apple Acknowledges MacBook Stains As Manufacturing Defect - It looks like they have changed the plastics used... - Softpedia

I've only had my macbook for a few weeks and I'm already noticing some stains. Now, that article was written in 2006.... you'd think they would have fixed the problem by now.

Does anyone else have these stains, and if so, what did you do about it? Did you ask Apple for some kind of replacement top case, or is there some way to clean them off? I've tried rubbing alcohol on it to no avail (I know, alcohol isn't the best thing for the plastic but I couldn't think of anything else that might work).
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I found that a degreaser like Simple Green works pretty well with a cloth, not paper, towel.

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I found that a degreaser like Simple Green works pretty well with a cloth, not paper, towel.
Is there a generic product that works like that? Something I might already have?
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there is a very simple way. Get a white eraser or rubber (that's british english , I know what you yanks think it is LOL).

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there is a very simple way. Get a white eraser or rubber (that's british english , I know what you yanks think it is LOL).
Don't use a pink one though! It makes it worse.

A little blue glass cleaning fluid sprayed on a white terrycloth towel works fairly well. Spray a very small spot on the towel and rub with the towel stretched over the tip of your finger.

Also, I've never tried it, but rumor has it that a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works wonders.
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Yeah, I have minor ones but I just get a wet paper towel and rub them off. But thats when they're really not to noticeable. The paper towel doesn't work the best but its a quick way and it helps somewhat.

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Well... I've tried erasers and various cleaning products, even alcohol, and they don't budge. I thought these kinds of stains wouldn't come off? Or did Apple fix the problem?
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hey, i'm new too

i bought my $999 macbook 3 weeks ago and from day 1 i've been treating very gently - i put it into an InCase right away and keep washing my hands before using it, so i was really upset to see the stains around the trackpad.

a white eraser certainly helped a lot, but i can still vaguely see the discoloration spots. i wonder if they'll come back later... pretty annoying.

and i guess apple did fix this problem... they just stopped making white macbooks
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Ugh. The stains are getting worse and much more visible and they DON'T come off. I'm really considering taking it in. Don't they test these machines?
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its acid ,in your sweat, it does not happen to everyone.
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its acid ,in your sweat, it does not happen to everyone.
It shouldn't happen to anyone after a month of use.
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Success! I brought the laptop in to my local Apple store, and after an employee looked at it and talked to someone else (manager, maybe) he agreed to replace the topcase.

I asked him if he thought it would happen again, and he said no, that it was probably a "fluke", even though it's an extremely reported problem and there was even a girl at the Genius bar next to me with a new white macbook that appeared to have the exact same stains.

Oh, well. If it happens again I'll just bring it back in again.
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Glad you got it fixed. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser usually takes the stains right out.
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Glad you got it fixed. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser usually takes the stains right out.
Seriously? You didn't get the part where I said that they wouldn't come off? Even the guy in the Apple store said "you didn't do this."
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Seriously? You didn't get the part where I said that they wouldn't come off? Even the guy in the Apple store said "you didn't do this."
Well all you used was rubbing alcohol....

It was probably just your dirty hands. The problem stated in the article you posted was for older Macbooks. Apple acknowledged the problem back in July of 06. The newest Macbooks (not the aluminum ones) had the defect already fixed.
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