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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 01:52 AM   #1
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iBook palm area degrading?


I have been noticing, and now its very clear that the area below the keyboard where one would rest their palms is changing color. Since it is all white, I have been noticing that I can see a different tone of white on the area where I would normally rest my palms. Incase you are wondering, its the area that has the trackpad in the middle of it.

Does anyone else have the same problem?


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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 01:58 AM   #2
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Googling around suggests that I try a Steadler white eraser. I was wondering if you guys have another solutions?
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 02:23 AM   #3
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Hi! I'm new to the help desk here but this might be along the lines of the scratches or "wear-out" spots on iPods, yesno? If so, maybe you need a low-grit plastic polish of some kind to even out the "landscape" on your iBook -- like this stuff maybe:


A Staedtler eraser might do more harm than good -- but it depends on the kind of finish you want, I guess. I hope this helps. Good luck!
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 02:34 AM   #4
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if it is darker, then it is dirty. use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (a special sponge thing found in grocery stores)

add a little bit of water on touch pad and lightly brush it and the dirt shoudl come off
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure my brother uses rubbing alchohol to clean the white parts on his iPod mini. Maybe that's worth a try; it can't really do any harm!
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 04:29 PM   #6
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I noticed the same thing with my iBook. I used an eraser, and though it looked cleaner and better than it did before I noticed these spots, you could still tell that there was something there before. Rubbing alcohol might work, and maybe those Mr. Clean Magic Erasers could do the trick too.
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Old Nov 13th, 2005, 09:10 AM   #7
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I can vouch for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser also.
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