Aluminum PowerBook Corrosion

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Marlon_JBT, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hello Fellow MacRumors Users.

    I have heard many reports of PowerBook corrosion today, in the New PB / iBook topic. I'd hate to hijack that thread, talking about nothing but corrosion.

    So, what does this corrosion look like? Anyone have pictures? I don't believe mine is corroded, but I do have some nicks and scratches. Would that be the corrosion that everyone is whining about?

    Even if it is corrosion, I really don't mind. But this silver theme is getting quite boring. My next PowerBook is going to be sent off to get painted. :D
     
  2. macrumors 601

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  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did search... and didn't come up with much. I didn't even discover that thread that was started on the 11th of April!

    I'm sorry! :)
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    Don't worry. I wasn't being too serious. Sometimes I don't see the wood for the trees either.
    Funny thing is... I talked to Apple Care Germany yesterday and 3 people there had never even heard about it. I actually had them look it up in the help forums at apple.com.
    So either Germans are not picky with their their stuff, which we can rule out I think, or it is a problem with certain batches they shipped and these were early ones... anyways, it is all speculation.
    He wasn't even sure if it was covered by the warranty because it was a cosmetic issue. I would argue over that. At least in Germany there is a law that makes them fix those things, even if it is just a cosmetic thing.
    If it is their design flaw it is theirs to fix.
     
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    i have hard time understanding how on earth aluminum would corrode. it shouldn't do that. can someone having this issue post a very hign resolution picture about it, i'd be interested...
     

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