Marks on casing

umzyi

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Hi, I have just bought a MacBook Pro 13 2017 version. All is good but I have noticed some marks on the casing next to the apple logo. I have tried cleaning with a microfibre cloth but no luck. I am attaching some pictures. Although they mark is very faint to see but you will see a circle around apple logo if you look closely.

Anybody has a clue what this is? or is this something typical
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lambertjohn

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Holy crap, are you seriously that OCD? Did you examine this computer with a magnifying glass inch-by-inch when you bought it? Life's too short to be micromanaged. Just use the damn thing and move on, do something more productive with your life. I'm just saying...
 

Populus

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The new Apple is the huge margin of benefits Apple, and the recycling Apple.

Look, I purchased an Iphone SE some months ago, on an Apple Store, and just when I opened it, I saw two marks in the frame of the Phone, as well as an evidently used SIM tray, with signs of being used.

Obviously I paid for a new, pristine iPhone, not a refurbished one, so I exchanged it for another one and this was perfect.

I will not accuse you of having any problem, because you pay for a new, perfect, pristine device, moreover, you are paying a premium price because Apple, you know.

So, that said, I have to admit I don't see any mark on those photos. But I have photos of my scuffed SE and it is also pretty difficult to see them.

If they are barely noticeable, I'd keep it, but if they are pretty visible go and exchange your laptop. You have the right to own a perfect device, because you paid for it.

Edit: OK, now I see it, it is like a circle. Try to wipe it with a soft piece of fabric, and a bit of water. If it doesn't go away, you know what to do if you are in your 14 trial period.
 
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umzyi

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I do not specifically go find faults in things. These marks are quite obvious at a first glimpse with a naked eye but not much visible in the photos.

I am not saying that i am going to return it or it is a dealbreaker. The purpose of this post was to find out whether others had seen the similar or is it just one off.

Thanks
 

MrX8503

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Holy crap, are you seriously that OCD? Did you examine this computer with a magnifying glass inch-by-inch when you bought it? Life's too short to be micromanaged. Just use the damn thing and move on, do something more productive with your life. I'm just saying...
MacBooks are expensive. I don't think it warrants a return if you're outside the 14day window, but it's not acceptable either considering the cost.

I do not specifically go find faults in things. These marks are quite obvious at a first glimpse with a naked eye but not much visible in the photos.

I am not saying that i am going to return it or it is a dealbreaker. The purpose of this post was to find out whether others had seen the similar or is it just one off.

Thanks
Other people ARE experiencing the same issue. If you do a google search, you'll find some threads. It doesn't seem to be a common issue, but I also have the circle ring marks around the apple logo on my MBP13.

My theory is that there's a circle metal plate underneath the Apple logo and the marks is the aluminum getting worn out from compression and shifting in a travel bag.
 

Rocko99991

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I do not specifically go find faults in things. These marks are quite obvious at a first glimpse with a naked eye but not much visible in the photos.

I am not saying that i am going to return it or it is a dealbreaker. The purpose of this post was to find out whether others had seen the similar or is it just one off.

Thanks
I saw some faint marks on my new 2017 ntb 13". They are not as obvious as yours, but I can see them. Not enough to return as I finally found one with a good screen.
 

MrX8503

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I saw some faint marks on my new 2017 ntb 13". They are not as obvious as yours, but I can see them. Not enough to return as I finally found one with a good screen.
Thanks for sharing your info. Now we just need to have someone report if these marks come new out of the box.
 

joefoong79

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Jun 23, 2017
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Just go buy a hard shell casing then you will never see it again, if you so worry about scratching.
 

joefoong79

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I had the hard case on for half year never scratch the mac. Just buy a little better quality at amazon with better review.
 
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joefoong79

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Snarky response. When you buy a new car I guess you should accept all the scratches and dents, because, hey, it won't affect performance. :rolleyes:
If I'm buying a car I will not care much about small cosmetic imperfection outside. Small scratch, paint imperfection or small dent. I'm more rely on engine performace. Is a toy it will wear out no matter what.
 

Rocko99991

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If I'm buying a car I will not care much about small cosmetic imperfection outside. Small scratch, paint imperfection or small dent. I'm more rely on engine performace. Is a toy it will wear out no matter what.
Well good for you. Most people expect a new item to not be blemished. This is a reasonable expectation and for many, the main reason they choose to buy new, not used.
 
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joefoong79

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that me. Keep exchange for little cosmestic imperfection never guaranteed next one is perfect also might bring other problem. Nothing is perfect in this world.