Questions and damage...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by TAYYFACE, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. TAYYFACE macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. I received a brand new white MacBook last christmas. It has only been a year, and it's starting to become physically damaged. I'm incredibly careful with it, but all around the edges the lining is peeling, and I can see through small slits down under the keyboard. It's peeling like that in three places, even though I'm very careful, and have never even dropped it. My dad suggested I take it into the Apple store, any suggestions on what they'd say or do?

    Thanks! I'm sort of bad at explaining things like this, sorry.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The polycarbonate MacBook is known to crack and stuff, I would take it in and tell them your issue; they may either fix it or replace it.
     
  3. TAYYFACE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! :) I figured that was what should be done, I just wanted a second opinion!

    I'm also thinking that when I replace the MacBook, because it's becoming an inconvenience to be so... limited as to what programs I can install without having to pay $200 (such as Microsoft Office, ugh), that I might just sell the new one if they replace it. That's another issue altogether, though.
     
  4. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    How is this different from any computer?
     
  5. TAYYFACE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I suppose I'm just more of a Windows user. The Mac has been great, really, but at school I was having problems with presentations and such because I didn't have Microsoft Word or Powerpoint or anything, so I had to go out and spend 200 dollars on something that comes equipped on a Windows computer. It just seemed unnecessarily expensive, and I didn't realize how expensive software and accessories for Macs really are. That's just my own opinion, though.
     
  6. isaki87 macrumors regular

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    I doubt that is true, Word does not come equipped with every windows computer. I believe that you have to either have it pre installed, or purchase it and install it yourself. Thats how it is since I started purchasing computers.
     
  7. TAYYFACE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, either way, it doesn't cost nearly as much, and can be included in the price of the computer when you buy it.
     
  8. JustOneQuickONe macrumors 6502

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    where do you go to school? If you are in college you don't need to pay full price for software most of the time. I go to the university of Iowa and got office 2008 last year for $8.50 through the bookstore. I also got Leopard for $34.50 :D paying out the butt for tuition has a few perks
     
  9. TAYYFACE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently only in high school right now, college is in September. It will have been redundant by then though, lol, since I've already paid. But I'm thinking of just buying a Windows PC, and selling this one, since Windows is more convenient for me. All the programs I used to run before I got the Mac can't run, because they're .exe files, and I would like to be able to run them again -- it just makes sense for me, personally, to have a Windows computer.
     
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  11. TAYYFACE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I suppose that's true. Either way, Windows is the premium OS for me. I know you can run it through boot camp, but unfortunately I don't have any installation disks for any Windows operating systems. Grr. Anyway, that would belong in a different forum though.
     
  12. isaki87 macrumors regular

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    what is the configuration of your macbook?
     
  13. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    You could just use OpenOffice - I have both MS Office 2008 (edu discount) and OpenOffice but if you need all those other exe programs then Windows seems for you.
     

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