Scratch on my MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by chacolo, Aug 11, 2012.

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    Hi,
    I just got a scratch (indent) on my 4 week old MBA :(.
    I was using a USB key with a metal housing (http://images.numerama.com/img/s/h558646-360-360-kingston-datatraveler-101-g2-16go.jpg) and it did scratch my laptop.
    I am surprised the anodized surface is so fragile (cause I got this scratch when the metal housing touched the surface of the MBA) and I am wondering if there is something I can do ...
    Thanks for the feedback ....
     

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    miles01110

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    It's powder coating, which is a type of paint. True anodized aluminum wouldn't scratch so easily. Unfortunately you're just going to have to live with it - there's no good way to patch it up. It doesn't look that bad though, and it's on the side of the machine. Nobody will see it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok. That is why it can scratch so easily.
    I know nobody will see it (but I can see it :) ).
     
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    GoreVidal

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    Have a good cry and move on with your life. It doesn't make your laptop any slower. :rolleyes:
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I will cry :)
    Still, it looks like the powder coating layer is extremely fragile :mad:
     

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