Reason for Macbook discoloration!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by powerbuddy, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. powerbuddy macrumors 6502

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    I found the reason..."Urine"!

    Yes, Urine.... people who pee and don't wash their hands often find the Macbook discolored. I did a test I took a small drop of urine and let it rest on the palm rest area and the plastic turned pink in 1 hour! I am not kidding! Test if for yourselves...and please wash your hands after coming from the bathroom! ;)
     
  2. chrisdazzo macrumors 6502

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  4. powerbuddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it should turn brown for the older 1st gen Macbooks!
     
  5. triddent222 macrumors regular

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    I find your methods rather disturbing. But your hypothesis seems plausible; Urine contains ammonia, and it's a bit acidic itself (which could, in most cases cause discoloration on any plastics). I however, will not be testing this myself ( I have a MBP...and I wouldn't do it anyways).



    Regardless of it's correlation with the matter though, you should wash your hands after doing number 1, or 2 for that matter >.>
     
  6. powerbuddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Someone has to do the dirty job. I'll post a video of my experiment.
     
  7. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe, but it is still an acknowledged issue that doesn't occur after the case replacement. To state that this is THE reason, not A reason, seems a little shortsighted.
     
  8. rosh325 macrumors regular

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    I can't wait to hear you explain to a Genius what you were doing when you need a new case

    OP:I've solved your problem, I know why they get discolored
    G: That's nice, it'll be $300+ for a repair
     
  9. queshy macrumors 68040

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  10. powerbuddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nothing gross about it. It jugs around as you carry it all day along in your body.
     
  11. rescue macrumors newbie

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    Discoloration .. Urine?

    Well.. Same thing..

    SWEAT has URIC ACID..

    URINE has URIC ACID..

    Sweaty palms... and Urine..

    Both are the same thing..

    At least that's what I can remember form Science class.. Right?
    Uric Acid..... ?? lol

    :)
     
  12. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    I just got Mr. Clean Magic Eraser today and the discoloration came off like dirt. o_o
     
  13. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    You actually pissed on you macbook to check?
     
  14. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    ...

    I said I had discoloration. I never said URINE was related.
     
  15. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    I surmise that dropping your MB in a pot of paint would discolour it too, but I ain't gonna do it to prove myself right. I can't believe there are people who will put urine on their laptops to test a theory. You need to get out more.
     
  16. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly :D
     

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