MacBook Pro Peeling!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Marlon_JBT, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Marlon_JBT macrumors 6502

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    Well here's one I haven't heard of...

    My poor MacBook Pro has begun to "peel". Pics for proof...

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    Well, back to Apple!

    Comments?

    Whine didn't bother me, neither did the heat, which in my experience is a HUGE RELIEF from my 12" PowerBook, but this irks me.

    Anyone else see this? Even a PowerBook?
     
  2. FirePak macrumors regular

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    Whoa thats incredibly odd, I havent seen anything like that yet. I also havent noticed it anywhere on my mbp. Let us know how the rma goes and what apple says =)
     
  3. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    Mine's doing exactly the same thing below the page down key, right down to the hairline black scratches (indeed a bit more peeled off while I was editing the post)...

    Very annoying. :mad:

    I'm going to stockpile a number of different issues before mine goes back...

    The list currently stands at whine and peeling.
     
  4. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

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    very interesting. mines no MBP but it is a 2 year old powerbook, and there is no peeling...

    one wonders why so many issues with so many new machines... but then we have beaten that topic to death haven't we...

    good luck on your fixes.
     
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  8. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Aah, looks like my friends PowerBook G4 Rev D. He dropped it down some stairs, it still works, but it is really peely on the front.:(
     
  9. mark! macrumors 65816

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    I try not to touch the thing there, because this is the 3rd ... 'case' I've seen of a MacBook Pro peeling (but none in person). Mine does not peel though.

    Kinda sucks...have you tried calling AppleCare even though they don't take care of cosmetic problems.
     
  10. doowrehs macrumors regular

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    Sorry to have to ask this, but how does solid aluminium "peel"? The casing for the MacBook is not painted, it's just a piece of anodized metal. The damage in the pictures above looks much more like scratching (imho). Are you sure it hasn't been caused during use - possibly by a finger ring, watch, etc?
     
  11. Coheebuzz macrumors 6502

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    I keep looking at the surface of MBP and i think it actually has a metallic coating rather than being solid metal - It almost looks matte metallic car paint but am not really sure.

    Also the area than peels on the image above is a different part and made of a different material than the rest of the body. I'll avoid touching that area as much as possible now. :(
     
  12. mark! macrumors 65816

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    The MacBook Pro & PowerBook G4s are all aluminum (except the titanium obviously) and they are painted. If you take the paint off it is very...shiny and ... ugly.
     
  13. Marlon_JBT thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why would I pick at a $1799 computer? :)

    I haven't tried calling yet. I'm way too busy this weekend to waste time with Apple Care. I'll give them a call (second) thing Monday morning.

    It's not a scratch. I don't wear jewelry of any kind.
     
  14. petemc macrumors member

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    I've got the same thing, and worse.

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    Dots have appeared where my hands rest on my MBP.

    I also have the chipping. It appeared today as a small dot, so I tried to remove it with my nail and the paint just came off so easily.

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    Has anyone had it fixed in any way? Is it possible to pop into a store, in the UK, and get it fixed there and then?
     
  15. extraextra macrumors 68000

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  16. vv-tim macrumors 6502

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    pete,

    I've got the same thing with the small dots appearing under my hand rest as well...

    No flaking yet that I can see, but the dots are pretty obviously there. I thought it was dirt at first but I couldn't get it to go away... thought I was just crazy.
     
  17. Gwardys macrumors member

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    I'm not kidding when I say I have the dots too!
    I thought I was going crazy.
    Seriously, they're all over the right side.

    I also have a small dot at a spot above the keyboard, but I haven't tried picking at it.
    Not only this, but the silver latch button has peeled.
     
  18. AshP macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone with the peeling problem just below the keyboard had any luck with solving the issue or spoke to apple to hear what they had to say?

    I have had my MBP for only a few months and have got a little bit of peel just below the alt key :(

    It happened when i was cleaning the computer, a little bit of dirt was stuck there and when it came off it brought the paint off with it. I dont really understand how this can happen when the thing is ment to be made out of Aluminium, but i think maybe just that little insert below the keyboard is plastic and just spray painted?

    Anyone with any info please let me know

    ashmanuk@btinternet.com

    Thanks :mad:
     
  19. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    The black dots on the aluminum powerbooks has been a long standing problem. The problem is the acid in your skin corrodes the aluminum. Its called pitting and only affects certain people. Certain people have more acid in their system than others and thus this effect. That is why a bunch of people will post that it doesn't happen to them and people with pitting just sit there with question marks on top of their heads. Apple will pretend they have question mark on their heads too but they know about the problem. All you can do is exchange it and not touch the powerbook. :eek:
     
  20. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    For those of you with the dots on the palmrests, that's the aluminum pitting. If I remember right, it's because of a chemical reaction between the aluminum and your skin - you have acidic skin. My powerbook has the exact same thing. And I don't think it's reversable.
     
  21. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    Mine is too, and in the same spot.

    And I have not picked at it. I just noticed it the other day.

    http://pic11.picturetrail.com/VOL362/674348/4424679/188210556.jpg

    http://pic11.picturetrail.com/VOL362/674348/4424679/188210540.jpg


    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=234884


    I have not called applecare yet as I cant really afford to be without my laptop if they were to allow me to send it in. I will have to wait til thanksgiving possibly, as that is the next extended period for school to be out.
     
  22. Edot macrumors 6502

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    Solution

    Just wear a pair of these! M-I-C, K-E-Y, ....

    Honestly though, get over it!! OMG my car scratches?!?! They should replace it free of charge. This is outrageous!!:rolleyes:
     

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  23. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    No one pays close to 3K for a machine for it start peeling after only a few months. If it were years I would understand, but this is way too soon.
     
  24. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    OMFG what are you guys doing with your MBPs? I use mine ALL DAY for 5 days a week and I don't have anything like that. there is a littl dirt near the trackpad but thats it. wow.
     
  25. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Unless they have an improved upper case design (which I doubt) the same thing is going to happen again with a new case. You might as well keep it; especially if it is a common cosmetic occurance with other MBP's.
     

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