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Bokes
Aug 9, 2011, 09:08 PM
I have one day left on my exchange and I
just noticed an odd discoloration on the trackpad.
It looks like a stain right in the middle of the pad.
You do not notice it direct light- but if you tilt the machine it's clearly there.

It almost like a worn spot that might appear on the trackpad after years of use- but this thing is only a week and half old.
Could Mac be using refurb parts?

Is this worth the hassle of an exchange?



TheRealDamager
Aug 9, 2011, 09:39 PM
I have one day left on my exchange and I
just noticed an odd discoloration on the trackpad.
It looks like a stain right in the middle of the pad.
You do not notice it direct light- but if you tilt the machine it's clearly there.

It almost like a worn spot that might appear on the trackpad after years of use- but this thing is only a week and half old.
Could Mac be using refurb parts?

Is this worth the hassle of an exchange?

No - you're obsessing. Especially if its not even noticeable under normal light.

law0915
Aug 9, 2011, 09:42 PM
I have one day left on my exchange and I
just noticed an odd discoloration on the trackpad.
It looks like a stain right in the middle of the pad.
You do not notice it direct light- but if you tilt the machine it's clearly there.

It almost like a worn spot that might appear on the trackpad after years of use- but this thing is only a week and half old.
Could Mac be using refurb parts?

Is this worth the hassle of an exchange?

Yes, return it. See my thread here. It is a cosmetic defect.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1206331&highlight=

law0915
Aug 9, 2011, 09:44 PM
Mine had a "cross" type stain in the middle and some other thing on the right of the trackpad, only if you tilt it. We tried cleaning it at the Apple store. You paid over 1k for a brand new machine, it should look perfect.

Apple OC
Aug 9, 2011, 09:44 PM
could be just oil from your fingers ... they mark quite easy sometimes

blueroom
Aug 9, 2011, 09:49 PM
You're using it wrong.

clyde2801
Aug 9, 2011, 10:01 PM
And they called me mad for installing the icarbon on my trackpad! Mad, I tell you!


bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha

iphonsteve4ajob
Aug 9, 2011, 10:14 PM
Dammit another thing to look for on my Air. I swear posts like this always give me a bit of anxiety. I guess they're better left unread. ;)

TheRealDamager
Aug 9, 2011, 10:22 PM
Hey - I'm all for people doing what they want, but I'm now completely convinced that Apple attracts every OCD computer user in the world.

clyde2801
Aug 9, 2011, 10:30 PM
Hey - I'm all for people doing what they want, but I'm now completely convinced that Apple attracts every OCD computer user in the world.

That is so not true, and I completely

<stops typing to make sure that the backlighting on his 't' key is not dimmer than the others on his keyboard>
<pulls out digital camera, takes picture, analyzes>
<finds light sensor in drawer, takes reading>

resent that accusation.

Bokes
Aug 10, 2011, 07:54 AM
Yeah- I'm nuts about these type of things sometimes.
A small part of my reason for wanting a perfect machine in every way- is the resale value.
I usually upgrade every few years and sell my old models.
You would be surprised at how closely some used buyers look over a machine. I've had some walk away because of minor defects.

That said- Everything else is fine so- I'm just going to ride with this one in fear of exchanging for a clean trackpad- but ending up with a stuck key.

kilonet
Aug 10, 2011, 08:01 AM
Did you have fun with your mac? :p

TheRealDamager
Aug 10, 2011, 08:01 AM
That is so not true, and I completely

<stops typing to make sure that the backlighting on his 't' key is not dimmer than the others on his keyboard>
<pulls out digital camera, takes picture, analyzes>
<finds light sensor in drawer, takes reading>

resent that accusation.

Hah - great post - thanks for the laugh!

VMMan
Aug 10, 2011, 11:25 AM
Exchange it now, otherwise you will regret it later.