Strange discoloured ring? Am i too picky?

MALmen

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I recently noticed this discolouration om my MacBook Pro Retina 15" mid 2014. Anyone else noticed somewthing like this? Will warranty cover this? :( It's only 3 months old and almost not used att all (3 charging cycles).
 

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windywalks

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Put a Magic Eraser sponge to it and maybe some alcohol, should come off. If not, you can try a warranty claim.
 

MALmen

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Could be a stain from the moisture / salts in your hand rubbing against it.
My hand isn't touching that area and i have not typed on it more than an hour so i doubt it, else this is the worst quality ever.
 

PennCentralFan

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I have to say yes you are being too picky. You must have inadvertently put some substance or something on the computer which has caused the discoloration.
 

MALmen

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I have to say yes you are being too picky. You must have inadvertently put some substance or something on the computer which has caused the discoloration.
No, it's impossible. It must have been like this out of the box, just haven't noticed it.

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How does a cosmetic 'mark' on the bottom of the case affect the operation of the machine? Quite worrying.
No it does not but when you pay $2,499.00 for a laptop it would be nice if it didn't looked like someone has pissed on it after 3 months.
 

Xeridionix

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Put a Magic Eraser sponge to it and maybe some alcohol, should come off. If not, you can try a warranty claim.
I'd like to second this. As long as you don't scrub too hard you shouldn't cause any further damage, I've cleaned up a few MacBook's and MacBook Pro's with this method and it does actually work for a lot of stubborn stains and discolouration.
 

MALmen

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I'd like to second this. As long as you don't scrub too hard you shouldn't cause any further damage, I've cleaned up a few MacBook's and MacBook Pro's with this method and it does actually work for a lot of stubborn stains and discolouration.
Thanks, i will try that!
 

Artimus12

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Looks like a splash from the can of Koke Zer0 you opened whilst looking for spots, that stuff'll rot anything. You haven't said, but I'm assuming you've tried a non-abrasive cleaner already?
 

eneisch

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Unfortunately there is probably nothing you can do about it at this point. Apple warranties do not cover cosmetic issues and you are way outside the return window. If you had brought it to their attention within the first 14 days they may have swapped it out for you but after three months it is doubtful.

If you have an Apple store close by you could take it in and see if they can do anything. Sometimes if you ask nicely they have been known to make exceptions to their policies.

Best of Luck!
 

Samuelsan2001

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To be honest

I recently noticed this discolouration om my MacBook Pro Retina 15" mid 2014. Anyone else noticed somewthing like this? Will warranty cover this? :( It's only 3 months old and almost not used att all (3 charging cycles).
If you have had it 3 months and just noticed it then it is undoubtedly you. If you have only used it for an hour of typing and 3 charge cycles in 3 months then why did you spend $2500 on a laptop.....
 

MALmen

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For those who wonder, my Apple Premium Reseller agreed with me and replaced the top cover at no cost.
 
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