Macbook pro aluminium corrosion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Applefanboy8153, May 20, 2013.

  1. Applefanboy8153 macrumors regular

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    H there I have MacBook pro retina display 13.3 and I just noticed that there seems to be a sort of a corrosion on the palmrest, do you think that Apple will replace the Mac, there is also a dead pixel which I am not able to capture with my phone right now, I will post a picture later! Thanks in advance.

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  2. negativzero macrumors 6502

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    If it is just a single spot I don't think they will do it too readily but you can try. Yours isn't the worst case though.

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  3. Applefanboy8153 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is that your mac??? Does this happen to every mac???
     
  4. MrX8503 macrumors 68000

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    Not sure, but I recommend you clean your palm rest periodically.
     
  5. Applefanboy8153 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont know what to use to clean the palm rest, heard that water will damage the mac so i restrained from cleaning it with any liquids, i just use a microfiber cloth i got with my glasses.
     
  6. negativzero macrumors 6502

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    Nope, not my Mac, and it doesn't happen to all Macs. It really depends on if you have sweaty hands and whats in your sweat.
     
  7. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

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    To avoid this, I clean the palm rest almost daily with eye-glasses cleaner on a micro-fiber cloth. It keeps the macbook looking like new ever after very intensive use. This eye-glasses cleaner never damaged the surface in anyway so I consider it safe to use.

    My first magic mouse also had this corrosion at the sides, now I clean it daily too with eye-glasses cleaner and it doesn't happen anymore.
     
  8. Applefanboy8153 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I can just use my eye glass cleaner to clean the body???
     
  9. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    This used to happen with the pre unibody pros as the palm rest was electroplated with aluminum and would come of with time. I have yet to see a unibody pro looking like that.
     

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