Does anyone have these marks on the stand of there iMac?

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  1. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    I was cleaning my iMac from dust and noticed that it has marks on the bottom of the stand. I don't leave anything near the stand and not sure how it got those. Does anyone else have these marks?

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  3. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Those marks on the bottom left?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Still not seeing anything. It all looks like every other iMac foot I've ever seen.
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Just looks like very minor imperfections. Maybe you bumped your keyboard or mouse into it and didn't know. Happened with my ACD.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    very small scratches on the edge of it. Could have been there from when it was manufactured over there in China.
     
  7. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    I know mac users like to nitpick, but that's taking it to the extreme.
     
  8. pilotimperial macrumors newbie

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    Indeed!;)
     
  9. t0rr3s macrumors 6502

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    I have some very slight small marks but sometimes i also put my keyboard on top of that area when I am eating on my desk.

    So whatever.

    Either way I wouldn't complain.
     
  11. laserbeam273 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe in future, if you're concerned about such marks, check everything you buy right when you open it. Hard to blame such minor scratches on apple when you've been using it.
     
  12. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    i have to agree really nasty marks on that poor foot :(
    but i have the same marks just not as bad, on my iMac core duo too , but at the back of the foot just where the hole for the power cord is ..i never noticed them before , but now as i inspected my iMac's foot i discovered them too :eek:
    and i bet if everyone is inspecting his iMac's foot close enough with a magnifying glass everyone will find one or the other mark ,
    its a shame such a nice designed computer and such poor build quality with a foot that can get scratches :rolleyes:
     
  13. BikerAlley macrumors member

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    MY God people!! it's aluminum, It scratches very easy, get over it.
    This is a wasted thread.
     
  14. John T macrumors 68020

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    It's a good idea to photograph them as you did. They are, in fact, security markings that are unique to your iMac. Should the machine ever be stolen, you can use these marks to help you recognise it. ;)
     
  15. 482214 macrumors 6502

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    Its a computer... Not a work of art!

    If you don't want even the smallest blemish or mark then either pack it away in the box and never use it... or place it in an oxygen free chamber - then use secondary bluetooth controls and watch it all through 3" bullet proof glass. Further to this add a cctv system and 24 hour guard.

    Watch out.. THEY'RE AFTER YOUR MAC ! ! !
     
  16. MacHamster68, Mar 19, 2011
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    ok i explain it very slowly for the ones who cant read my signature and cant see the little smiley rolling his eyes at the end of the post :
    " i have a tendency to sarcasm"

    but here something to protect the top of the foot
    [​IMG]

    and something that makes swivel easy without scratching your desk too and protect the foot and to prevent theft
    http://www.maclocks.com/imac-lock-high-security.html
     
  17. manook macrumors newbie

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    what i did is take the plastic that protects the other side of the imac's foot when is new, and put it in the the side. Do you understand?
     
  18. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    Firstly - what is wrong with you?
    Secondly - most of you nitpickers probably think (or were swayed by modern advertising to believe) that anything made from Aluminium is high quality…
    I'm a Mechanical Engineer & can tell you that Aluminium-UK (or Aluminum-US) is 1 of the worst metals to use for anything & is being pushed to forefront of usage because it's one of the cheapest metals to produce, not because it's one of the best (or even adequate).

    Here is something for all of you 'Mac perfectionists' from Wiki:

    "Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, and the third most abundant element, after oxygen and silicon. It makes up about 8% by weight of the Earth's solid surface."
     
  19. BikerAlley macrumors member

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    YES!!!!
    I work on Motorcycles, And it is a big pet peeve of mine when the most pickiest people come in to the shop wanting Billet on there bikes..
    "You know the kind that spend more time washing it then they do rideing it"
    I say what the hell is wrong with chrome, Billet Aluminum is a dumb choice.
    It's about the only thing they can put on there that the air will scratch.
     
  20. kfscoll, Mar 19, 2011
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    Wow. I wonder what your engineering school is teaching you if they told you that "aluminum is one of the worst metals to use for anything." I have a graduate degree in aerospace engineering and, although there are materials with better properties than aluminum (depending on the application), there are always trade-offs, and cost is a huge consideration.

    Why are the vast majority of aircraft made primarily of aluminum? And why are many cars built with aluminum engine blocks and frames? It's not because aluminum is crap. And it's not because aluminum is the cheapest -- we'd have stayed with steel and iron if cost were the sole consideration.

    Just out of curiosity, what do you propose we should make an iMac out of instead? Titanium? Gee, that'd be cheap. And good luck making a unibody computer out of it. :rolleyes: Or maybe stainless steel. Yeah, that'd be really light -- shipping costs would me astronomical. Hey, we could make it out of plastic! Wait a minute...didn't we buy a Mac partially because it wasn't made out of flimsy, crappy plastic? I know...carbon fiber composite! Then I could pay $5K for my iMac!

    There are many sound reasons why Apple chose aluminum for their computers, cost being one of them, and anodizing it gives it a surface coating that's fairly durable. It's probably best for you not to flaunt your credentials if what you're saying is nonsense.

    To the OP -- you can buy a replacement "foot" for your iMac for around $75 if it bothers you that much.
     
  21. BikerAlley macrumors member

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    Im sure he as well as I know that they all have there applications.
    It is even very durable from an Engineer prospective as well as cooling properties.
    But as you can see from the post above we are talking from visual point of view that Aluminum scratches very easy.
    Not even talking about the fact that Apple uses it, It's the perfection some people expect that is at odds here!
     
  22. kfscoll macrumors 65816

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    Fair enough, but what suitable material would be more scratch-proof?
     
  23. MacHamster68, Mar 20, 2011
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    ceramics its a fantastic material light but stronger then steel,
    glass would be a option too and i dont mean the ordinary window glass
     
  24. BikerAlley macrumors member

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    Nothing is going to be 100%, what with the give and take of all the things that have to go in to consideration of Looks, Heat, and practicality.

    I think Apple made the best choice,
    It just needs to be taken care of.
    In this case I don't believe it was a new unit, If it was they need to work on there buffing department or the dies that stamped out the stand needs some attention.
    Or may be as simple as he needs to stop pushing the keyboard against the stand.
     
  25. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Billet aluminum is good for certain things like swingarm pivots, brake calipers, triple clamps, etc... imo.

    Figured this was a perfect time to talk motorcycles on a computer forum. :D
     

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