Paint under keyboard getting off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rudivd, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. rudivd macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2005
    Hi All,

    My just over 1 year old MBPro (2.33 GHz C2D) has a strange
    phenomenon: the slanted strip just below the keyboard apparantly
    has PAINT on it (Thought the case was fully non-painted alu), which
    is coming off (due to grease from fingers or so.).

    I noticed scratches getting bigger and bigger, so I removed the paint
    that was easily removable (used a plastic spoon, It came of very easily
    in the area that looked scratched) to make it look a little better...

    Does anyone recognize this, and have a solution (like sticking a strip
    (of what ??) over it so it looks OK ??) It is an annoying look, and I doubt
    that applecare will take care of this ...

    Any ideaS ?!


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  2. Skystar macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I've seen a few MBP's with this type of flaking. Maybe a local vinyl sign shop can cut a strip of silver vinyl to hide it, and to keep it from spreading from wear and tear?
  3. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    i read the thread wrong.
    all the while i thought it was the OP getting off with the keyboard!:D
    oh well!
    different forum i guess:D
  4. vader26 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2006
    I actually just took my 2.16ghz pro into an apple store yesterday with the same problem - the mac genius had never seen this problem before and replaced the top case for me under applecare. This is the second time i have gone in with this problem - the first time they said, "tough luck." It really depends who you get.
  5. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    Is this something new Apple is doing, I have never heard of any chips along that edge. My Powerbook is wearing on the palm rest but that is due to age.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You are scary. :rolleyes:

    I guess Apple will replace the top case?
  7. brettjohn macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2007
    yea i have the same problem. mine's flaking in the same place. i took it to the mac place and they said it's only an aethstetic issue and isn't covered by warranty! oh well! i'm not too fussed. it's annoying but the machine is still super fast....and i mean it could be worse...i could have vista :D
  8. Schrambal macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2006
    Exactly the same problem over here. On top of that my entire keyboard and touchpad have stopped working for some reason.

    I've still got a good year or so of applecare left (My MBP is 1,5 year old), but I'm dissapointed at the overall build quality as I've been bugged with numerous defects since the beginning;

    * White noise on the left audio channel when listening via a good set of headphones
    * Weird 'spots' actually -inside- the screen
    * Uneven backlight of the screen
    * Unstable Superdrive that only accepts sony DVDs for burning
    * an the list goes on.

    Unfortunately Dutch applecare service means that If I want to get those final defects repaired, I'll be without a macbook for 3 weeks (which is not an option since I'm in the middle of writing my graduation thesis)...

    Apple refuses to send me a new MBP to switch with my old one so I'm not too happy with them...

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