Scratch on my MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by chacolo, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. chacolo macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2012
    I just got a scratch (indent) on my 4 week old MBA :(.
    I was using a USB key with a metal housing ( and it did scratch my laptop.
    I am surprised the anodized surface is so fragile (cause I got this scratch when the metal housing touched the surface of the MBA) and I am wondering if there is something I can do ...
    Thanks for the feedback ....

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It's powder coating, which is a type of paint. True anodized aluminum wouldn't scratch so easily. Unfortunately you're just going to have to live with it - there's no good way to patch it up. It doesn't look that bad though, and it's on the side of the machine. Nobody will see it.
  3. chacolo thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Ok. That is why it can scratch so easily.
    I know nobody will see it (but I can see it :) ).
  4. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    Have a good cry and move on with your life. It doesn't make your laptop any slower. :rolleyes:
  5. chacolo thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Ok I will cry :)
    Still, it looks like the powder coating layer is extremely fragile :mad:

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