Disappointed in Speck Case

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  1. Macaroooon macrumors 6502

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    I bought the Speck Satin Case for my MBP and have been using it for about 2 weeks now.

    I've taken it off and cleaned it to make sure no dust got trapped between it and the MPB around 4 times during this time, took it off this morning, and found little dots where the metal has specked off.

    Very annoyed :(
     
  2. cramazing macrumors 6502

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    pix?
     
  3. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have a camera so can't take one, but they are very small little blackish 'pock marks' and feel rough to the tough - where the metal has obviously flecked off.

    I wouldn't care so much if it wasn't such an expensive laptop, and having forked out £40 in the first place NOT to have this happen.
     
  4. vpro macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure it isn't the black plastic from the speck case? Have you tried to use a little bit of iKlear solution on the provided buffing cloth on the mbp? I had to gently file (sand) the edges of the speck case.
     
  5. MT0227 macrumors 6502

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    Take a MF cloth and spray some glass plus on it. Try to clean the area with a fair amount of pressure. Both my kids have had Speck shells on their 13"MBPs for almost two years. About every 3-4 months I remove and clean everything; I have yet to have any issues with the finish of their MBPs.
     
  6. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you both. I'll need to buy some of that solution, and give it a go. Fingers crossed.
     
  7. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Hopefully it is something that can be cleaned.

    I have never used a hard case for a laptop, I wouldn't really mess with them any further. Some have had success, but honestly they seem to do more harm than good. I would only recommend a sleeve or backpack/bag obviously if you need to carry it.

    Plus it's hard to get them to not look ugly in my opinion.
     
  8. rmbpuser macrumors 6502

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    you took it off to clean it 4 times in 2 weeks :O

    what can dust do anyway? if you want it dust free you need to clean it everyday even without a case there is still dust you know.

    ill take of my case to clean the laptop only if there is some obvious dirt or other thing stuck between them and i dont think this will happen anytime soon.

    but yeah what happened is unfortunate i had to take it off once and it wasnt the easiest thing despite people saying speck its one of the easier to take off cases i felt like it had the potential to harm my laptop indeed.
     
  9. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Its 2012, you dont have a camera or camera phone?
     
  10. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Are you able to tilt the screen at an angle at which the Webcam could capture the damage? lol
     
  11. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    That's why they call them *ahem* speck cases.

    I'll let myself out
     
  12. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Haha that was great.
     
  13. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    That's just bits of dust and skin and dirt that got compressed along the Mac. The aluminum that composes the Mac's casing is consistent the whole way through - unless there's pitting, you're not seeing damage to the computer itself. Just use your fingernail and scrape it off.
     
  14. imlovinit macrumors 6502

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    Get yourself a cheap rubberized hard case on eBay ..I've had one for over a year and never had any issue with specks or any sort of issue.
     
  15. kitzuki macrumors regular

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    I was thinking the same thing was going to post this earlier but work :/
     
  16. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    lol nice.
     
  17. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't have a camera phone atm, no.

    And the marks are on the top and bottom so can't tilt camera to take a photo of.
     
  18. 0x000000 macrumors 6502

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    If you can't get it off, it may have been because a grain of sand was cought under the case and pressed into the Aluminium, leaving a small, well, grain-of-sand-sized dent. I pity you for buying that speck case.
     
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  20. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I have a Speck case and have no such issues. I hardly ever take it off and clean under it, MAYBE once a month do I do that. In fact, the plastic of the case seems to be pitted where the texture of the aluminum has abraded it in contact points.
     

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