Has anyone replaced the plastic on their Macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by haleyvan, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. haleyvan macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2006
    I've had problems with my macbook staining where my wrists rest and where my finger clicks the trackpad, and i know a lot of others have had this problem, too. I looked up some posts on this and apple replaces the plastic with new plastic that won't stain. They sent me the box today to ship it in, but before i ship it, i want to see what the new plastic is like - is it a lot different than the original or different at all? Have any of you all replaced the plastic yet due to staining issues? Thanks!
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I don't get it. You are weary of Apple replacing the stained plastic with plastic that isn't an exact replacement?

    Umm, I would have to put this thread in the 'don't worry about it so much' pile. Of course Apple with replace the plastic with the exact plastic that it is supposed to have. You aren't going to get a green piece of plastic as replacement like mismatched car parts.
  3. haleyvan thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2006
    ok definetely wasn't expecting green plastic. i just wanted to see if there were any differences in the texture or anything noticeable on the new plastic. i was wondering if it was different because it's supposed to prevent staining unlike the other plastic, so there must be some difference, or maybe not. i don't think that's such an unreasonable question and i didn't expect a response like that. last time i ask a question on here.
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Sort of sad we cannot get you like the Orange, Green, or Blue like you want. :(

    Probably a different material, altered process, or a combo of the two.
  5. Sequence macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2006
    Sorry guys, but he's right... The new plastic is more soft to the touch. It's a fact!
  6. Lau Guest

    Alright, relax, my dear, relax. :)

    Firstly, don't get stressed out by the first response you get in a thread. It could be by anyone, and replying aggressively will only put off anyone else replying.

    However, I agree with GimmeSlack12 to some extent. The plastic that Apple replace it with it is supposed to have solved the staining problem. This makes it a far better solution than your current situation, which is being stuck with a manky looking stained MacBook. Therefore, getting it replaced by Apple under warranty is a Good Thing™. It's also a Good Thing™ that your MacBook is still well within its warranty, and so if the new solution is wrong, it can also be rectified.

    As for specifics of the plastic, hopefully someone will be along to give you this information. I've heard that it does seem to have a texture that, although minimally different from the original plastic, does seem much less prone to staining. Obviously only time will tell about this.

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