top bezel getting scratched..

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by T4R06, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    do you guys have this side by side scratch? i believe these were marks from the edges of the trackpad...

    left side.. i have one also on the right side..
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  2. macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem. Two marks that align perfectly with the glass track pad. Also, I noticed there is a horizontal line going across the screen; seems like the screen is being marked by the keys.
    I wonder what the genius bar would say...
     
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  4. macrumors 68000

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    I had this problem on my 2 older MBAs where the trackpad button would cause marks on the top case. Both times, right before I went to sell them, I went to the Genius Bar to have the top case replaced. Once, the tech processed it immediately, the 2nd time I had to leave and come back another day as the initial tech was hearing none of it.

    This written, I do not see this on my 13" 2010 MBA, but I will start keeping an eye out for it.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Are you serious? I wouldn't have ever noticed that even if it happened to mine.
     
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    +1 ... how did you notice that? ...
     

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  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am very meticulous.. As iag48 said. I have a horizontal line too on the screen..
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    It's actually more noticeable than you think. Any time you even look at the top of a tool bar, your eyes will focus on those annoying scratches.
     
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    Mars478

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    Yeah when you pay a premium for this kinda product you don't expect this. Here's mine. I can actually physically feel the "indent" if that's the right word, in the bezel.
     

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  11. macrumors G4

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    I had a similar scratch on my Rev B. It got annoying, to be sure, and I'm surprised Apple hasn't fixed it (perhaps they did in the 13" since I haven't noticed anything yet), but if you don't pay attention to it, it isn't that annoying.

    I wonder what computer Steve Jobs uses at home and at the office? If it's the 11" MacBook Air, it may get fixed in the Rev E.
     
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    iExpensive

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    Are you guys slamming your screens shut? I don't see this yet on my 2 day old 13"
     
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    jamesryanbell

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    Lots do.

    I'm one of them. I want absolute perfection aesthetically.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    We just need to rename this thread. "Insane people, check in here!" has a nice ring to it.

    (I'm mostly kidding. I'm just one of those people who, you know, uses their computer and accepts a certain amount of wear.)
     
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    Lord Appleseed

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    I own mine since short after release, and no such thing is to be found on it.
    I really hope you guys dont slam the lid too hard...
     
  16. macrumors member

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    why don't you buy a shaggymac, no scratches then
     
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    gwsat

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    Maybe this is a problem with the 11 inch MBA only. In any event my almost 3 month old 13 MBA has no scratches on or around its bezel, not that I probably would have noticed anyway but for this thread.:)
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    Mmm, i’m not seeing this problem on mine. Am i not looking close enough. I just got my Air last weekend.
     
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    I'm usually pretty pedantic with this stuff but I can't see any signs of this on my 1 week old 13inch
     
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    duffyanneal

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    I've had similar issues in the past with other notebooks. The main cause was that after putting my machine in a slip case I would insert into a backpack full of books/stuff. Later I discovered that if I laid down the bag the wrong way the weight of the books would press down on the notebook and cause marks.
     
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    Having a lap top does not mean you can just kick into your bag.Treat it like you treat your wife, gently !!


     
  23. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    you know what? actually my wife is jealous to my gadgets.. this is the only issues i have and the horizontal scratch on the screen.

    i am very careful putting on my bag and i think the problem is when holding the MBA closed position then you put it on the bag, that's where it triggered...
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    +1 point for being gay: I get to be rough with my partner ;)

    (yes, I realize that women aren't made of porcelain, but found the previous comment funny in a cute, sexist kind of way, and thought an equally sexist reply was warranted.)
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    WAIT A MINUTE! Wives are supposed to be treated gently?
    This changes EVERYTHING!
     

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