Green dots on rubber feet

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  1. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    The little grey rubber feet on the bottom of the macbook sed to be, well, gray, but now there's green dot in the middle of the feet. Is this normal? Will Apple replace it for me, as I purchased last November, my 1-year warranty hasn't expired?
     
  2. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

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    mine have a faint brown tint to them, presumably from when i've been putting my macbook on a varnished table
    its nothing to worry about i reckon
     
  3. ryan.hayes79 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Back when I had a MacBook mine did the same. They also had signs of wear, but considering that it was being used all over to be expected. Not sure why they turn green but I know mine did also.
     
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  5. SnowLeopard2008 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I'm not OCD in any way... I just want to see if I'm the only one and if it's worth going to the Apple Store and getting a replacement rubber feet. I know the eventually my macbook will show signs of wear (it already is) but I just need to know why this is happening. Thanks anyway guys!
     
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    Mine is two and a half years old, it still has feet of grey...
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Green dots you say. Are they in the middle or off-center?
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    You say that.
     
  9. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    I have the exact same thing on my MacBook. Hmmmm.... Apple Defect maybe?:rolleyes:
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Does the surface you place your macbook on happen to be green? :rolleyes:
     
  11. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Not for me... I think the color comes between the friction of the pads and the table the MacBook is on. Maybe rubber turns green when it's rubbed?:p
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    I'd start a Class Action suit if I were you.
     
  13. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Apple doesn't fix cosmetic issues, unless you bitch a lot, but I don't think they're going to replace an entire bottom case (which means taking apart the entire botton half of the laptop) for some paint worn off rubber feet. Don't even say a top case being replaced, its more than a cosmetic issue.
     
  14. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    When I had a white MB (actually on both of the ones I had), the rubber feet also went gray-green. Mine cleaned off w/ some elbow grease + iKlear, though. :)
     
  15. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    Could you post a picture? I am really curious about what the green looks like.
     
  16. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Ha, I actually just flipped mine up and I've got the green dots as well. I don't have an explanation other than the fact that maybe it is the same thing that happens to phones. When it touches water the rubber turns green or another color? My ex had a problem with her phone and they wouldn't replace it due to a green dot inside the phone signifying it had been in water. I don't know, doesn't bother me, guess I'm not OCD...yet.
     
  17. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the iPhone gets a red dot in the headphone jack hole to indicate contact with water.
     
  18. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahahaha... nice try.:rolleyes:
     
  19. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    green feet
     

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  20. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep mine also has these, they are like small green dots right in the centre of all the feet, mines only a month old and It is always on my brown desk, never moved it so I have no idea what caused them
     
  21. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine looks identical to that
     
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    haha wow... I have had mine since March and never noticed those green dots until seeeing this thread. My Macbook looks VERY similar, it's not green "feet" but like the thread title states little green "dots" right in the center of the feet.

    hmm any ideas of why this happens? does not bother me, nor will i take it to Apple, but kind of curious to the reason why they are occurring.
     
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  25. SnowLeopard2008 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Lol thanks for all the replies, especially regarding the way to sort of clean it off. I will look into that. But the thread title is "green dots" on the rubber feet. no misleading there. going to try cleaning it now.
     

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