Metal fatigue?

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  1. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

    PowerBook-G5

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    Today when I was using my MacBook Pro (13"/2012), and I noticed something odd. On the right side of the trackpad, right at the edge, there is an "arch" that looks like the metal may be distressed. I have tried to rub it with a cloth and some water, but it will not go away, so I'm wondering if I should take it to the Apple store. It also occurred to me that it may be from me being right-handed, and that's where I rest my hand, but just putting my hand there can't do this, right? Someone please help.
     

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  2. DSpawnZ macrumors newbie

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    Hi, the same thing happened to a friend of mine that has sweaty hands.
    He has a 2011 MacBook Pro.
    It's aluminium oxidation.
     
  3. PowerBook-G5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That could make sense, as my hands do sweat a lot.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  5. DSpawnZ macrumors newbie

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    I'd recommend buying invisibleSHIELD from Zagg to protect the aluminium.
     

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