MacBook Pro palm rest discoloration?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SCMaverick, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. SCMaverick macrumors member

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    Is there any way to fix/clean/repair this discoloration? The laptop is past the 1 year warranty, although I'm not even sure this is a warranty issue.

    Also, the paint on the latch didn't stay on for very long either...

    Have any of you seen or experienced this?

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  2. jay1118 macrumors member

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    Say he still had applecare......would applecare cover this?
     
  3. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    I have little spots where the paint is gone on the palm rest, and some paint gone on the latch, though not as extreme as yours.
     
  4. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    do the unibodies age well? I have seen alot of students whose macbook pros prior to the unibody are very discolored.
     
  5. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Use a Moshi palmguard...it will cover the discoloration on the palmrest at least
     
  6. DYER macrumors 6502

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    i was one of the early adopters of the unibody and so far no discoloraion and it is quite scratch resistent as well.
    but it is still early days its only been 8 months or so
     
  7. ..........? macrumors member

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    Those are wear and tear damage, the apple care does not cover it. I think people who own apple have too much expectation on the computer. Apple computer is just like any computer, the computer will suffer from normal wear and tear damage. They make such as big deal and your don't hear a person who own a dell complain when they have a scratch or paint start to wear away after a while.
     
  8. gigatexel macrumors newbie

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    I had this problem and I think its covered by Applecare because when I sent in my MacBook Pro for loose screen hinges, I was pleasantly surprised when they also replaced the top cover. If your MacBook Pro is out of warranty and it really bothers you, you could consider trying to find the top cover part on ebay, although it might be kinda pricey because it includes the keyboard assembly as well.
     
  9. SCMaverick thread starter macrumors member

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    I was hoping to clean it up a little bit to sell it on ebay. I'm sure if these blemishes weren't there it would go for a little more.
     

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