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Remove discoloration on white MacBook palm rests Laptop Macs
This is something I discovered after using a pencil to jot down some phone notes on my MacBook's palm rest.

You can use a pencil eraser to remove the discoloration that appears around the MacBook palm rest area, on either side of the touchpad. It takes a quite a bit of effort, and it definitely seems that plastic erasers are best (rather than India rubber), but it's an effective non-chemical method. Watch out for bits of the eraser getting beneath the keys.

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one, lacking a white MacBook...]
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Remove discoloration on white MacBook palm rests
Authored by: SysopGrace on Sep 06, '07 09:20:52AM

what kind of eraser was on the end of this pencil?
the white or red kind?



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Remove discoloration on white MacBook palm rests
Authored by: potzer on Sep 06, '07 09:32:02AM

The discoloration is a problem with the plastic. It's covered by Apple. Make a Genius Bar appointment and they'll replace your top case.



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Remove discoloration on white MacBook palm rests
Authored by: NeuralNet03 on Sep 06, '07 09:34:11AM

Seconding the Genius Bar appointment: bad discoloration has been confirmed by Apple, and they'll take care of it.

My iBook palmrests get stained from dirt on hands: A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser cleans up the case nicely.



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Remove discoloration on white MacBook palm rests
Authored by: haloici0us on Sep 06, '07 08:40:25PM

I second the Magic Eraser. It works on my MacBook since I haven't had the time to take it in to replace the top case.

I have only used a drop of water on some other surface and dabbed the corner of a clean Magic Eraser into it. (Don't want to get water in the seams.)



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Remove discoloration on white MacBook palm rests
Authored by: azwandi on Sep 10, '07 01:56:47AM

Anyone knows if Australia has the Magic Eraser??



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Remove discoloration on white MacBook palm rests
Authored by: giaguara on Sep 07, '07 09:52:06AM
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304058 suggests to call AppleCare if your MacBook suffers from discoloration.

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Remove discoloration on white MacBook palm rests
Authored by: victonight on Sep 07, '07 10:10:33AM

Will the genius bar still replace your cover out of warranty?



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Remove discoloration on white MacBook palm rests
Authored by: azwandi on Sep 12, '07 01:10:24AM

Does anyone know if Australia has the Magic Eraser?



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Remove discoloration on white MacBook palm rests
Authored by: azwandi on Sep 12, '07 01:11:19AM

Anyone knows if Australia has the Magic Eraser??



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