HELP!!!!!! Macbook Peeling

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mrderisory, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. mrderisory, Jun 17, 2010
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    mrderisory macrumors member

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    Contact Apple or bring it into the store or to the Genius Bar, if you have one.
     
  3. celticpride678

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    Probably an issue with overheating. Bring to Apple.
     
  4. mrderisory, Jun 17, 2010
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  5. motodroid macrumors newbie

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    I'm hoping they have a 1 year warranty...
     
  6. celticpride678

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    AppleCare is for the first year.
     
  7. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    It's kinda comical, the photo looks like it wants to talk.
     
  8. mrderisory thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL! It does.

    Ok i just checked I am covered. I guess I will be making the journey to the apple store. Thank you all!
     
  9. JiveKooly macrumors newbie

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    im on my 2nd soon to be 3rd bottom

    same thing happened to mine! they fixed it, and months later its peeling again! its a stupid flaw and its just gonna keep happening! im very careful with it and it still peels. i think they should recall them and give us all macbook pros!

     
  10. zonko macrumors newbie

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    Same thing happened to my laptop for the 2nd time. First time after 8 months, replaced under warranty - after a lot of tension in the macstore. Now 8 months after the first issue it's happened again. It's not out of warranty, and clearly a design fault, so lets see what happens. I don't want to pay to have it fixed if it's going to fall to pieces in another 8 months.
     
  11. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    Whats under the rubber I assume a plastic bottom?
     
  12. zonko macrumors newbie

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    It's alu - and sticking rubber to alu is always probematic.

    I got mine resolved. Called Apple today, spoke with a senior advisor type. Explalined the situation, that I was out of warranty, but it was the 2nd occurrence of the same issue. They set up an exception number and it will be fixed at no cost.

    Very happy with the support I received, exactly what I hoped and expected.
     
  13. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    Two questions:

    What does it look like with the rubber removed?
    Is this a very common problem?
     
  14. zonko macrumors newbie

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    looks like flush polished alu.

    Gets pretty hot, and if you didnt put little feet on it then it would scratch whatever you rested it on. There are also pretty big (0.5mm) gaps around the sides where dust/things would get into the comp.

    I dont think it's a very common issue, but I think it's common enough. My guess is that it's related to the battery - i.e. that some batteries run hotter than others, and as a result the bottom casing on those units dies faster.
     
  15. zonko macrumors newbie

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    update:

    visited the apple store / genius bar today to get it replaced. They had the part in-stock so only took 5 minutes. The guy said apple engineering is aware of the issue and are looking into it, but don't seem to know what the cause is (something to do with the adhesive most probably). But apparently it will be covered even if the unit is out of warranty - like the cracked bezels on the last model.
     

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