Macbook pro aluminium corrosion

Applefanboy8153

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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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negativzero

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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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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.

 

Applefanboy8153

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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.
 

Sound Evolution

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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.
 

Applefanboy8153

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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.
So I can just use my eye glass cleaner to clean the body???
 

AQUADock

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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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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.