Macbook pro, casing finish (unibody aluminum "imperfections maybe")

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    iphone1301 macrumors newbie

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    Well as it appears I may not be the only one with a case of the apple "OCD", no offense to poster Imperfections In Unibody, ;)

    but I too have sent 5 macbook pros back (I have my 5th now), but first one didnt turn on. But the others had small "imperfections", I finally had one of the apple guys look it over before they shipped it because I'm seeing theses.

    I think I'm in two weeks range, and was thrilled when I got this last one! Seems like I have to look at it at the right angle to notice this or move it around, but was able to capture with right lighting.

    So from what I'm understanding, and I'm hoping the picture below shows nothing out of the normal, but what the "milling" process is.

    Im just nervous about it, its the little "deviation" as the other thread called it next to the tip of the apple logo.

    For my OCD's sake, and coming from a large and supportive community of apple, should I worry about to me what seems to be a deviation in the metal? Or should I get front casing swapped?

    I took it into apple store he said my laptop looked fine, and to be honest could cause actual scratches or worse if replacing the casing.

    1st. (mail.png)Picture zoomed
    out (With white circle around the "blemish", or OCD" Anything will help ease my mind that my computer is okay, and this is normal!
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    2nd. Large picture of #1 (photo.jpg)

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    3rd. same angle different lighting. (IMG_2639)

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    Thanks for your time MacRumors!

    CE:apple:
     
  2. iphone1301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not even with the circle surrounding that darker spot?
     
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    I honestly don't see anything. You put a circle around a spot that, to me, looks the same as everything else. I can't imagine that Apple would be willing to swap the case out for something like this. Your computer is fine. Even if there was a spot there, it's not going to do anything to the way your computer runs. You need to relax!
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You don't need a new MBP, you need a shrink, badly.

    Obsessing over things which have no bearing whatsoever on the function of the machine tells me you probably don't even need a MBP in the first place, as you have enough free time to actually notice this.

    Use the computer, don't fret over it, it's nothing but a tool. Would you get pissed off if you scratched a hammer while using it? Thought not. This is no different. The plain use and carrying around of said computer will generate scratches, perhaps even dents, and there's nothing you can do about it.
     
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    Well just think, the spot whether others can see it or not, adds character and will help you identify the laptop in a lineup as yours should you need to.
     
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    I can't even see the blemish. Honestly, no computer anyone purchases will be 100% perfect. Since you've already sent back 5 computers, I'd recommend keeping it if that blemish is the only 'problem.' For all you know, the next computer might have a blemish twice that size.
     
  9. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    In all honesty, you're looking WAY to closely at it. In a couple weeks you'll have put your own "imperfections" on the machine. I'm guessing your house is squeaky clean and that you have daily routines to keep it that way (outside the norm of vacuuming and doing dishes). You're probably the same with personal hygiene. You really need to draw the line and decide what is logical and what is not with this "perfect"/"clean" stuff.
     
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  11. iphone1301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I am not, but thank you. I'm the type that needs to have my equipment, cars, photography equip perfect. And I was concerned.

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    I appreciate all your guys comments, I will learn to chill a little bit, all I wanted to see if this was "Normal", thats all seeing your guys' response leads me to believe its nothing out of the ordinary.

    My house is not squeaky clean I only have selective OCD, over things I buy for some reason.

    But as LONG as this is NORMAL then I will not worry and just enjoy it.

    I'm somewhat glad that you guys can't see it... makes me feel good =)
     
  12. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    Haha I have self-diagnosed OCD as well. For instance when I have to leave my laptop or camera in my car, on campus (even if the stuff is hidden in the car), no matter how sure I am that I locked it, I'll sometimes have the compulsion to go back and check the door. Same with the pilot lights on my gas stove.

    But yes, enjoy your laptop and fear not.
     
  13. iphone1301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Think that way sometimes.

    But I bought a Viper GTR case for it.

    So the consensus is: normal correct?

    (as you can tell I need reassurance)
     
  14. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, everything is perfectly fine you don't have to worry.
     
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    That makes me feel better. :apple: I'll try to let it go, I don't know why no one can see it but me, I must be looking to much into it.:apple:
     
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    Good analogy thank you. . . I am trying my best not to look into it, seeing that everyone thus far has said its normal, so I will try to look past what I'm thinking and accept that, it's funny I thought everyone immediately would know what was in the white circle... kind of makes me feel better everyone was like wtf?
     
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    I think its the metal, because no metal is perfect, I think it's just part of the finishing.
     
  19. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    OMG! How can you sleep at night with that mac zit!?!? It's as big as a house.
     
  20. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    ur macbook will get some sort of blemish over time. for example, i bet your rubber feet on your macbook have started to wear already eh?
     
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    Thanks, that doesn't make me feel any better
     
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    Yes you should have that fixed immediately. It's serious issue!

    Anyways in other news…
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  23. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    then return it and buy an hp or dell or something
     
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    Did you just get pissed and shoot your macbook?
     

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