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Old Jan 11, 2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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top bezel getting scratched..

do you guys have this side by side scratch? i believe these were marks from the edges of the trackpad...

left side.. i have one also on the right side..
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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I have the same problem. Two marks that align perfectly with the glass track pad. Also, I noticed there is a horizontal line going across the screen; seems like the screen is being marked by the keys.
I wonder what the genius bar would say...
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 10:30 PM   #3
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I have this too on both sides.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 11:06 PM   #4
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I had this problem on my 2 older MBAs where the trackpad button would cause marks on the top case. Both times, right before I went to sell them, I went to the Genius Bar to have the top case replaced. Once, the tech processed it immediately, the 2nd time I had to leave and come back another day as the initial tech was hearing none of it.

This written, I do not see this on my 13" 2010 MBA, but I will start keeping an eye out for it.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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Are you serious? I wouldn't have ever noticed that even if it happened to mine.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 11:15 PM   #6
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 11:23 PM   #7
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+1 ... how did you notice that? ...
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 12:12 AM   #8
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I am very meticulous.. As iag48 said. I have a horizontal line too on the screen..
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 12:40 AM   #9
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It's actually more noticeable than you think. Any time you even look at the top of a tool bar, your eyes will focus on those annoying scratches.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 07:28 AM   #10
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Yeah when you pay a premium for this kinda product you don't expect this. Here's mine. I can actually physically feel the "indent" if that's the right word, in the bezel.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 09:33 AM   #11
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I had a similar scratch on my Rev B. It got annoying, to be sure, and I'm surprised Apple hasn't fixed it (perhaps they did in the 13" since I haven't noticed anything yet), but if you don't pay attention to it, it isn't that annoying.

I wonder what computer Steve Jobs uses at home and at the office? If it's the 11" MacBook Air, it may get fixed in the Rev E.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 01:21 PM   #12
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Are you guys slamming your screens shut? I don't see this yet on my 2 day old 13"
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 02:00 PM   #13
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Are you serious? I wouldn't have ever noticed that even if it happened to mine.
Lots do.

I'm one of them. I want absolute perfection aesthetically.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 04:19 PM   #14
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We just need to rename this thread. "Insane people, check in here!" has a nice ring to it.

(I'm mostly kidding. I'm just one of those people who, you know, uses their computer and accepts a certain amount of wear.)
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 04:26 PM   #15
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I own mine since short after release, and no such thing is to be found on it.
I really hope you guys dont slam the lid too hard...
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 05:19 PM   #16
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why don't you buy a shaggymac, no scratches then
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 05:29 PM   #17
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Maybe this is a problem with the 11 inch MBA only. In any event my almost 3 month old 13 MBA has no scratches on or around its bezel, not that I probably would have noticed anyway but for this thread.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 06:27 PM   #18
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Mmm, im not seeing this problem on mine. Am i not looking close enough. I just got my Air last weekend.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 06:56 PM   #19
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my 11" is fine... no ocd issues here
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 06:27 AM   #20
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I'm usually pretty pedantic with this stuff but I can't see any signs of this on my 1 week old 13inch
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 08:52 AM   #21
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I've had similar issues in the past with other notebooks. The main cause was that after putting my machine in a slip case I would insert into a backpack full of books/stuff. Later I discovered that if I laid down the bag the wrong way the weight of the books would press down on the notebook and cause marks.
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 06:58 AM   #22
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Having a lap top does not mean you can just kick into your bag.Treat it like you treat your wife, gently !!


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do you guys have this side by side scratch? i believe these were marks from the edges of the trackpad...

left side.. i have one also on the right side..

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Old Mar 24, 2011, 11:28 AM   #23
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Having a lap top does not mean you can just kick into your bag.Treat it like you treat your wife, gently !!
you know what? actually my wife is jealous to my gadgets.. this is the only issues i have and the horizontal scratch on the screen.

i am very careful putting on my bag and i think the problem is when holding the MBA closed position then you put it on the bag, that's where it triggered...
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 09:52 PM   #24
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Having a lap top does not mean you can just kick into your bag.Treat it like you treat your wife, gently !!
+1 point for being gay: I get to be rough with my partner

(yes, I realize that women aren't made of porcelain, but found the previous comment funny in a cute, sexist kind of way, and thought an equally sexist reply was warranted.)
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 10:10 PM   #25
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Having a lap top does not mean you can just kick into your bag.Treat it like you treat your wife, gently !!
WAIT A MINUTE! Wives are supposed to be treated gently?
This changes EVERYTHING!
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