I recently found an old Satellite 4015cds laptop that I wanted to play around with. I have cleaned all the plastic and it looks really good except for two places. The rubber touchpads and the rubber mouse pointer in the middle of the keyboard.
Both of these rubber pieces are extremely sticky for some reason. I have tried scrubbing them to no avail. I am not sure at this point whether there is something sticky on the rubber, or if the rubber itself has just degraded and become sticky or something. Does anyone know what has made these pieces so sticky? is there a way to restore or replace them?