Regretting white macbook. Any possibilities of swap?

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  1. mr goosey macrumors member

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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????
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    yes,

    but you're going to be hard-pressed to find someone who will take the drop in processor speed.
     
  3. mr goosey thread starter macrumors member

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    You mean the .16 Ghz? Does it really make such a difference?
     
  4. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    It's more of the principle.

    I'll trade you my 500 MHz PowerBook + my 500 MHz iBook for it.
     
  5. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  6. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

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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 ;)
     
  7. mr goosey thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha..

    Sure. Well I will be replacing the casing prior to any swop.
     
  8. moez macrumors regular

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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.
     
  9. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    do they make protectors for the palm? usually isn't the protector on the outside of the notebook?
     
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  12. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    those aren't exactly what i had in mind. not sure if i want to put that on my macbook
     
  13. Mac One macrumors member

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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:)
     
  14. twoodcc macrumors P6

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

    now that sounds like a good idea. but i doubt they would do it
     
  15. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    That would be cool, it would look like a cow :D
     
  16. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    In my experience, the black MacBooks' palmrest wears/stains easily as well. It becomes shiny.

    Just so you know.
     
  17. mr goosey thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm...well my friend, who uses his macbook in the same environment etc etc has a black one and it doesn't look half as bad as mine.

    Maybe a skin / protector is the way forward?

    Another friend has a Macbook pro. He's got this plastic casing which is pretty cool. But I don't think it protects the palmrest.

    http://www.amazon.com/Rasfox-KeyBoa...B000JELY0C/ref=pd_sim_e_2/002-2926321-7045663

    That looks OK. But wrong keyboard shape for me...?
     

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