Regretting white macbook. Any possibilities of swap?

mr goosey

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Apr 19, 2007
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Hi all.

Have a white Macbook (2Ghz, with 2GB RAM)

I bought it in May, and it is heavily used in night time music venue environments (often very very sweaty). I also have fairly sweaty palms :)

Consequently, there is really bad staining on the palm rests. It's gonna be totally messed up in 6 months time I think. My local apple store said they'd replace the palm rest casing for free up until my warrantly runs out.

But, I really would like to swop it for a black Macbook with the equiv config now.

If I could find someone up for it, could i just swop the hard drives, and that'd be it????
 

Acehigh

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But, I really would like to swop it for a black Macbook with the equiv config now.

If I could find someone up for it, could i just swop the hard drives, and that'd be it????

I think you will need to add CASH.... not sure why anybody with a black macbook will do a even trade. If they do , something is wrong with the mb or its a scam.

If you have the $1099 white + $500 or so will be fair.... if you have the $1,299 white + $300...


Unless you want a year old Black then i think people might do that... maybe just sell it and just buy the black one.
 

bertpalmer

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Apr 12, 2007
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If you find someone who wants to swap, maybe don't mention the fact that you have sweated all over your computer ;)
 

moez

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Jun 6, 2007
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How about if you just use a silicone skin like those by Mactop. They seem to work well... although u shud remove it when closing the screen.
 

steamboat26

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Wouldn't a black macbook show stains more so (ie fingerprints, scratches, and maybe sweat stains) than the white one? Seems like it would be better to get the pad replaced, and get a protector for it.
 

Mac One

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If its functioning fine you could ask the Apple store if you could upgrade/replace the white casing for black casing. Dunno if they would allow this but you could explain your situation. Its worth a try:)
 

twoodcc

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now that is a little better. wouldn't mind something a little more durable on the palm part though

If its functioning fine you could ask the Apple store if you could upgrade/replace the white casing for black casing. Dunno if they would allow this but you could explain your situation. Its worth a try:)
now that sounds like a good idea. but i doubt they would do it
 

mr goosey

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