Just my luck, scratched my 1 week old Macbook


macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 20, 2016
!@#$ ! I accidentally scratched the apple logo on the lid with my hub adapter. Is there any way to remove this? What's the best solution? Damn.


macrumors member
Sep 20, 2012
there have been a few complains in the forum about a few keys on the machine kind of stuck and not very responsive. If that's the case with your machine ( check each key for consistency), may be return it and get a new one?


Mar 25, 2016
there have been a few complains in the forum about a few keys on the machine kind of stuck and not very responsive. If that's the case with your machine ( check each key for consistency), may be return it and get a new one?
It's hilarious that people are more terrified of a Trump presidency than the horror of the world we already live in - where when someone puts a tiny scratch in something it's considered a traumatic life event that requires scheming and manipulating in order to get the entire product replaced.

I weep for humanity.
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macrumors member
Jan 12, 2014
well know how you feel so i will try to give you a tip - i use Cape Cod Polish 8821 Polishing Cloths to polish up my daytona watch, which does get scratched by the macbook aluminium.. it does a really nice job. try to overlay the apple logo with normal tape and cut out the apple with a scalpel so you only buff the up the logo without damaging the the matt finish.


macrumors 6502a
Feb 3, 2008
Glendale, AZ
I agree... get a decal. I got a nice Star Wars Jedi one myself. Part of it crosses the logo. I'm sure you could find one you like that covers the scratch. And it's easily removed later and makes the MacBook more creatively "yours."
There's always the option of getting a decal that goes around on the Apple logo. The 12" MacBook's Apple logo doesn't illuminate, but they could still work, especially when the goal is to cover up the scratch.

Best Buy has a few styles locally for $4-12, but the rest can be found here: https://www.macdecals.com
Thanks for this link! I always had to spend a lot of time searching eBay and Etsy.


macrumors 68000
Jul 24, 2007
Troutdale, OR
Maybe get one of the Speck Macbook covers? My dad used one for years on his 17" macbook pro after he dropped a heavy lamp on the closed computer an put a dent in the case (computer worked fine for years after that.)


macrumors 68040
Jul 16, 2014
The first scratch is always the toughest. After that, you realize that it's a portable computer and that it'll probably get a scratch or ten :)
I find it more disturbing to have a scratch on an iPhone to be honest (and that's one of the reasons why I have a cover).
And if the scratch is on the back of the screen you can see it only when the laptop is closed, otherwise just other people in front of you will be able to see it.
It doesn't really matter to me if my Mac gets a little scratch or dent, as long as it works. It is just a tool, not a fashion object :)


macrumors 68000
Apr 27, 2013
Canada is my city
If it's only one week old, and you are not ashamed of doing so, you can always return the computer and get a new one. Of course, you'll only want to do that if you're mentally okay with this and if you won't feel guilty. Unfortunately, scratches on laptops is part of life :(

Biggie Robs

macrumors member
Oct 21, 2007
Jamaica Plain, MA
Jeebus, a sticker to cover a scratch? I have nothing against stickers, but someone who's bothered by a scratch doesn't want a sticker on their macbook.

You could stick a band-aid on it and be ironic or something.


macrumors 6502
Feb 9, 2015
throw it away and start over again. no one wants a scratched rmb. eew. you know it will drive you nuts and eventually you will go completely insane. no, get it out of sight asap.
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macrumors G5
Oct 1, 2007
The first scratch or scuff on anything that's your new baby is the worst,

Move along and carry on,

Even if you felt like being shifty about swapping your rMB for this covertly (don't encourage or recommend it, cosmetic crap is just that-- cosmetic crap) you'd be enter the quality control lottery once again


macrumors member
Aug 28, 2011
Tokyo, Japan
Scratch a Macbook is understandable. But intensional leave a Macbook inside the car parking outside for 8 hours and expected it to works as usual is something else. If you return the Macbook, you should be ashamed of yourself.
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