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    Jan 25, 2007
    Weird black spots on aluminum wrist rest.
    I've owned my MBP for roughly over 2 weeks now and just recently noticed the development of two curiously faint blackish spots on my wrist rest. Thinking a simple wipedown should do the trick, I've used both water and rubbing alcohol to clean the casing, but the spots just won't go away. Before I go back to trying to rub the spots off for the 3rd time, I'd like to open it up for discussion.

    Any insight into this would be truly appreciated!

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    Member Since
    Dec 06, 2006
    do you mean you have bought a wrist rest for your mbp? get some photos up.

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    Member Since
    Jan 25, 2007
    I'm referring to the aluminum wrist rest section of the laptop.

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    Nov 28, 2006
    Do you wear a watch or other wrist jewelry? It could be scraping the aluminum.

    I bought a Marware pad which adheres to that surface for protection and haven't regretted it for a second.

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    Dec 31, 2006
    yes i would suggest the marware pad, its not from a develops on all laptops becuase you are resting your hands...its the oils and movement on spot from your wrists i guess leaves black marks that you can't remove. it happens on all laptops though my friend has a dell and those spots are like pitch black on his.

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    Member Since
    Jan 25, 2007
    hmmm...anyone have an idea how i can (safely) get it out?

    thanks in advance.

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    Member Since
    Oct 28, 2006
    im sorry dude but this seems to be a problem with the late powerbooks and with some of the new macbook is corrosion of the metal and is very very very hard to remove and is not worth the effort
    sorry dude
    call up applecare and they should replace the the cover of that area
    good luck

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    Jan 24, 2007
    I read somewhere that someone suggested the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I have not used it, but it can't hurt.
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    May 16, 2008
    I've got the exact same issue. I've been using my Macbook Pro now for a couple of week and I noticed today the black spots on the right side palm wrist area of the laptop.

    Someone suggested it might be due to watches or other jewelry, but that cant be the problem for me at least since i wear my watch on my left wrist.

    I'll give Applecare a call about this and let you guys know what the results are.

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