Resolved Protection sticker for USB-C ports

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  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Hi,
    I've just got my MacBook Pro 2018 and I ❤ it. I watched this video about the lack of magsafe where the guy shows his scratched USB-C ports (from 3m43s)



    When I plug the usb-c adapters, I indeed have to do several tries before actually finding the port and I don't want to scratch my space grey macbook.

    I was wondering if there are any transparent stickers that would go around the ports in order to protect them. I know that I could get a skin to protect the entire macbook but protecting the ports would be better for me.

    cheers
     
  2. Premal212 macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't worry about this, I have had my MacBook Pro 2016 for 2 years, passed it to my sister and the damage is nowhere near this, theres some scuffing on the inside, but the outsides are pristine.

    Don't want to point fingers, but this video may over exaggerate the problem, if any.

    Inside for sure, but the outsides are nowhere near this bad, I'm sure there are other users here that can vouch for this.
     
  3. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    ok thanks, I'm usually careful with my hardware and this video might be indeed a different type of user :)

    cheers
     
  4. Ploki macrumors 68040

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    I literally never seen this outside this video
     
  5. Premal212 macrumors regular

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    This is after 12 hours of use a day @ 5 months of usage. On my 15inch MBP. There is some, but this is just character to a MacBook Pro.
     

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  6. Ploki macrumors 68040

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    You could buy the silver one tho, its less apparent there
     
  7. unglued, Dec 11, 2018
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    unglued macrumors 6502

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    Vinpok is working on an updated Vinpok Bolt to work with the 2018 MacBook Pro’s, it’s a magnetic quick release USB-C adapter. The ones they have now the tip does not completely match the USB-C ports on the 2018 MBP’s.
     
  8. SDColorado Contributor

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    Man, I have a 2016 MBP (recently passed on to my wife) with no visible scratches like that and I am constantly plugging and unplugging cords and dongles. I think the YT poster needs to make a New Years resolution to give up drinking and plugging.
     
  9. Premal212 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I have a feeling the video isn't for the normal user, but more for those who don't care about their products at all haha.
     

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