Macbook series Oxidation? issue

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  1. mavericks7913 macrumors 6502

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    Idk why but my Macbook pro have one tiny spot which reminds the iPhone 6's oxidation issue. I never ever put anything on my macbook near the trackpad but my hand. It is very weird experience but I found that there are few more people having similar oxidation? issue. Mine is Late 2013 Macbook Pro 15inch. It's not really a big issue but I assume that Apple's aluminum seem to be suck to me especially with iPhone 6S. There was another thread relate to oxidation issue on Macbook series in 2011.

    Apple! Do something about aluminum itself!!
     
  2. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    Is it everywhere or just where you touch the computer? If it's just where you touch the computer, it could be acid in your perspiration.
     
  3. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Even so, it's still unacceptable cause I used iPhone for 3 years and never had oxidation issue at all.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Different products, even though you think the surface is the same, will respond differently to your body chemistry, plus you continually adjust your grip while holding a phone. Not so much on a laptop trackpad, where contact angle with the wrist rest can be pretty constant.
    Those skin oils can be merciless. :D

    If you like, take your MBPro to a "genius", to find out what they have to say.
     
  5. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    It's hard to imagine Apple will show any mercy, especially because functionality is not impaired.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    There's been consistent reports of some people experiencing oxidation, mostly because of their body chemistry interacting with the alu of the MBP. I have a 2012 rMBP and its not showing any signs of oxidation, nor did my prior model. I think its possibly because of your sweat.

    Will apple cover the repair, doubtful, but you can ask them.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    If my sweat was corroding metal in an unusual way I'd see my doctor about it.
     
  8. MacInTO macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes, this is the problem.

    Acne medication is one way your skin can become acidic.
     

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