Scratched iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by thewhitehart, May 22, 2006.

  1. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    Recently I found that any slight movement of the apple remote on the side of my intel iMac (to get it situated on the magnet) may cause scratches to both the remote and the imac. I'm not too upset about the apple remote, but I'm kinda pissed that my $1300 something imac is now scratched! Has anyone else had this problem? :(
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    That's exactly why I just leave the remote on my desk.
     
  3. thewhitehart thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    Good call. Despite the appeal of a magnetized remote, I have since stuck it in my drawrer. As beautiful a design as it is, they should really think of these things ahead of time. For instance, my windshield wipers don't scratch my windshield. You should see the back of the remote!
     
  4. mhunter macrumors newbie

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    The iMac's just scratch extremely easy.

    I've owned 2 iMac G5 systems (which I no longer have).

    I found that the finish on both of them were extremely fragile.

    Just touching them would leave permanent marks.

    So, just the action of setting it on your desk, plugging it in, and tilting it to the angle you like will cause scratches or damage to the surface.

    These usually only show-up in the bright light, or when you look at it from an angle.

    But, if you are really wanting to keep it looking nice, then whatever you do, Don't clean it - ever.

    I used a water-dampened lint-free cloth to wipe the surface, and found that it left lots of light scratches.

    So, that's just part of owning one of Apple's high-gloss devices. They will be scratched.

    I don't like it, but it's been that way for quite a while now. Sucks, but that's the way it will be until they change to a more durable finish.
     

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