Stains on MacBook Speaker Grills

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  1. Sdancott macrumors regular

    Sdancott

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    Hi guys, I've got a niggling problem, I've been wondering if anybody else has the same issue?

    My MacBook pro is about 2 weeks old. As soon as I unboxed it, I noticed some stains on the speaker grills. The stains are only visible in bright daylight.

    The stains seem to disappear for a while when cleaned with a damp cloth, but quickly come back.

    The stains weren't any particular shape at first, but after repeated cleaning, they same to have morphed into perfect circles...

    Sorry if the pictures aren't that clear, it's quite difficult to capture.
     

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  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure, that's the actual speakers...
     
  3. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I would take it back if that isn't the speakers.
     
  4. Cavanboy18 macrumors regular

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    was it a refurb? could be a fun stain.... LOL
     
  5. Sdancott thread starter macrumors regular

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    they actually don't bother me that much - I don't think i'd risk a replacement.

    My hard drive doesn't click/beep/freeze, i have not scratches or dents - and i've got a perfect screen (no dead pixels)

    i just wondered of it was a common problem...
     
  6. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    i believe 99% of all the umbp 15" speakers are like that.. if someone claims its not, its either they're blind or not looking at it under the correct lighting. under normal lighting conditions, i don't notice it at all, looks spotless. but in a certain high bright flourocent lighting, the 'stains' show.

    now this is just my hypothetical guess but im thinking its the way the laser cuts the holes so that it cuts it in a weird direction.. i dont know what im really saying but thats what i can think of
     
  7. derekivey macrumors newbie

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    I have those at random places on my speaker grills as well. Doesn't bother me much though.
     
  8. switchover101 macrumors newbie

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  9. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    I have those as well...in the exact same spot. I'm sure its just the speakers, a design flaw i guess.
     
  10. farkasam macrumors member

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    MBP speaker "stains"

     
  11. Finlandboy macrumors 6502

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    yah, my 15 refurb mbp has the 'stains' too.....i dont notice it unless i look at it from a certain angle
     
  12. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    That speaker area does look kind of small compared to all the "holed" area.
     
  13. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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  14. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Um duh. How often is there a perfectly round stain?
     
  15. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Fairly often on my T-shirt after eating :)
     
  16. Sdancott thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is the weird thing - The stains definitely weren't round when I first got the laptop, they didn't have any regular shape. It's only over the last few days they've turned that way.
     
  17. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    It's not a stain, it's the speakers, look at the motherboard diagram above...

    The only reason you can see them when you use the flash on a camera is because a flash will reflect enough off of the speakers, seriously, this is complaining over nothing...
     
  18. Sdancott thread starter macrumors regular

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  19. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I REALLY hope the people in this thread are just joking because yes, those ARE the actual speakers. Not stains.
     
  20. damnyooneek macrumors 6502

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    its normal. both the unibody macbook pros i have look like that. its not a problem.
     
  21. Shasterball macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. They is!!! :)
     

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