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My magic trackpad seems to have gotten dirty in the button.

I've tried swabbing around the button with alcohol but I still, at times, have to lift the trackpad to release the mouse click.

Do you have any clever ways of cleaning it?

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Try some Goo-B-Gone or other citrus based cleaning fluid.

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You need:

  • 1 or 2 cotton buds
  • Isopropyl alcohol (IPA)

What you need to do:

  • Put some Isopropyl alcohol on the end of the cotton bud.
  • Rub the alcohol onto the offending button, being careful not to allow alcohol to enter into the case.

This worked for me, so I hope it will work for you!

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I used an old, clean toothbrush and it worked perfect. I used a tiny bit of water, but I am sure it would work without that (in reflection i would try it first WITHOUT WATER as to not risk damage of the computer parts). I just flipped over the trackpad, pushed the button in and worked the toothbrush bristles into the seam all around it. I instantly could feel the button not sticking.

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