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    how to clean the inside (like porous texture) of the macbook?
    hi, i have 8 months with my firsts macbook and I love love love it... and I need to know how to clean the around the keyboard area, I can see its kind of dirty, and It cannot be cleaned with a damp cloth because it is kind of porous...

    how can I do it?
    some guy in this forums recommended the "spic n' span's cinch"... but can we cleanse the macbook?

    thanks in advance

    Aldo

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    I had this problem with my macbook, see the link below, Apple replaced my keyboard/palm rest on warranty
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304058

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    did you buy have a support plan?
    i didnt..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugar View Post
    did you buy have a support plan?
    i didnt..
    Nope it was covered by the 1 year hardware warranty

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    and how is it happen?
    you call apple support and give them your mac's serial number, and then just sent you a macbook palm area replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugar View Post
    and how is it happen?
    you call apple support and give them your mac's serial number, and then just sent you a macbook palm area replacement?
    No, you call in, you get your support number from them, then you ether send your MacBook in for repair or take it to a authorized repair depot and the depot orders the parts in then installs them.

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    I believe this part is called the top-case, mine is getting replaced as we speak. I have a crack forming, took it in to authorized dealer and they ordered the part for me.

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    Believe it or not, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works like a charm on dirt-ridden, textured surfaces. I'm not sure if it will do the trick in your case, but we actually keep them at work to clean some of our notebooks and scuffs on PC cases. It is absolutely amazing how well it works and I've never seen it damage any surface - even walls painted with notoriously easily-damaged, flat latex paint. It might sound silly, but try it.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Believe it or not, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works like a charm on dirt-ridden, textured surfaces. I'm not sure if it will do the trick in your case, but we actually keep them at work to clean some of our notebooks and scuffs on PC cases. It is absolutely amazing how well it works and I've never seen it damage any surface - even walls painted with notoriously easily-damaged, flat latex paint. It might sound silly, but try it.
    I totally agree. For references of the magical effects this product has on the rough surfaces (DO NOT use it on the polished surfaces and NEVER on the screen) click here

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    Sugar, if your laptop is only 8 months old, I doubt it suffers from the discoloring plastic issue. Those were the ones from the first batch and they switched plastic as soon as they realized what was going on.

    Most likely your machine is just dirty. I'd try the Magic Eraser first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuchiki View Post
    I totally agree. For references of the magical effects this product has on the rough surfaces (DO NOT use it on the polished surfaces and NEVER on the screen) click here

    kuchiki
    Good point, I have never tried using it on a glossy surface, but I would imagine it could be abrasive to them. But man, it does do wonders on anything with a textured surface.

    If you need to clean an LCD screen, the 3M LCD Screen Cleaner kit works great and doesn't leave streaks. It's handy to keep in your notebook bag to take care of the occasional fingerprint.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    its really hard to keep white the macbook....
    Live as a tortoise .
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    Clean
    Personaly I use KFC wet wipes, always seem to have a bunch in the draw and my 5yr old MacBook looks like new. Works on all surfaces and screen.

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