etching on back of nano has some brown spots?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by orijinal, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. orijinal macrumors 6502

    orijinal

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    looking closely at the etching on my nano, instead of a total matte silver that i see on my mini, there's little specks of brown in there, almost rust-like.

    someone told me that it just had to do with the laser intensity, and these colors are normal.

    anyone else have this?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    That's a normal side effect of laser etching cheap stainless. Preventing it would involve giving the iPod a bath, something you probably don't want Apple doing to yours :)
     
  3. orijinal thread starter macrumors 6502

    orijinal

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    i seem to be the only one that has it though.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    It's a luck thing, laser etching causes oxidation. There are stainless cleaners around that may help to clean off the residual iron, try to pick a non-abrasive acidic type.
     

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