Black Macbook Peeling

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  1. brbubba macrumors 6502

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    When this was first reported I thought it turned out to be a hoax, but I was cleaning my black macbook yesterday and the coating has definitely come off in a 1 centimeter square space on my battery. The bare plastic actually looks glossier and nicer than the coating, but I'm not about to start peeling away. I got my macbook on day 2 but I haven't been abusing it at all. Did anyone else have a peeling issue and what did apple do about it for you?
     
  2. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: Maybe if you let the whole thing chip off you'll have a black iPod-style MacBook!

    Take it into your nearest Apple store. Though Apple hasn't officially acknowledged paint chipping, they will fix it. :)
     
  3. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I think they'll fix it. I remember some guy taking it to the store, and Apple said that it was "unacceptable," and that something was faulty. They replaced it for him.
     
  4. JurgenWigg macrumors 6502

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    I have this chipping too, im planning on taking it into an apple store and seeing what's what.

    I picked up this macbook on the 14th (of july) and i noticed this stuff peeling of the bottom right hand corner, it's disappointing.
     
  5. poppe macrumors 68020

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  6. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    ...What poppe said.

    We need pr0ns of a MacBook taking off its paints to show us what it's wearing underneath ;)
     
  7. generik macrumors 601

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    So.. the matt finish is really just a spray on? :confused:
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You've never seen Exposé like this! :eek: ;) :eek:
     
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  11. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

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    Ew... that does look bad.
    ...But is it wrong that I'm turned on? :eek:

    When you take it in, just make sure you mention that it's "unacceptable" and to remain friendly but firm. From stories I've read, that word and that attitude seem to work the best. ;)
     
  12. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  13. generik macrumors 601

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    Nasty.. while that tiny patch in the photo isn't all that bad, it really makes me shudder to think of how it will look after a while...

    I rather just have a black case with no matt finish.
     
  14. marchcapital macrumors regular

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  15. wako macrumors 65816

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    Id ask them to peel the rest off for me :D
     
  16. adk macrumors 68000

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    I'll do the world a favor and post the pic for the lazies


    [​IMG]
     
  17. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    I know how you feel! The keys on my black MB stained orange! ( Damned Cheetos!!) LOL
    Seriously, send it in.
     
  18. macsrockmysocks macrumors regular

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    Ugh, bring it back instantly. That is very unacceptable!:(
     
  19. JRM PowerPod macrumors 6502

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    The black underneath looks cool

    i reckon u get some sandpaper and give the rest a go
     
  20. netdog macrumors 603

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    Wow. Let's hope these don't start popping up with any regularity.
     
  21. plarusa macrumors member

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    I am not suprised. Several of the black Macbooks at the local store had scratches exposing the underlying white finish. The black paint coating seems very thin, and not designed to last I am affraid.
     
  22. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I don't remember a white finish but definitely glossy black. This is exactly what I noticed on several of the black macbooks at the apple store in soho. That and the shiny wear that the trackpad and keys were exhibiting were major reasons why I didn't buy it. This was only about 3 weeks after they came out.

    Good Luck to all the black macbook owners! It would be terrible if this becomes and issue like the discoloring on the white ones.
     
  23. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Man i'm sorry... that reminds me of an old chrysler we had about 10 years ago. LIttle 4 door silver thing, but after while a little area grew a bubble, that bubble grew to chips like on you MB and eventually the whole hood and trunk looked like they were sanded down...
     
  24. brbubba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If I have time I'll drop by the store this weekend. Until then here is the underbelly of my little baby.
     

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