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_Whitetigress's avatar

Any way I can fix the worn edges of my MacBook Pro?

Asked by _Whitetigress (4354 points ) November 9th, 2012

The spot affected is wear I place my thumb as well as rest my right wrist on the edges of the laptop. Here is a photo

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jrpowell's avatar

Do you happen to wear rings? I’m a bit baffled by how that could happen without metal scraping/hitting it.

_Whitetigress's avatar

Ring on my left hand, but the left hand never goes near the location. I’ll typically put my thumb there when I use the track pad. It’s also in the location of the right wrist area and then no where else.

jrpowell's avatar

Some digging and it appears that this could be corrosion. You might want to give Apple a call. I have heard of this before.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I have a three year old MBP with none of that wear. I’m with @johnpowell there must be contact with metal to get nicks.

_Whitetigress's avatar

I’ll give them a call. I’m sure it has something to do with the salts and sweats produced mixed with oxidation. Maybe a silver permanent sharpie will hide the corrosion.

_Whitetigress's avatar

Maybe some aluminum epoxy?

jrpowell's avatar

Is your problem aesthetics or is it uncomfortable to use?

rojo's avatar

Duct tape.

_Whitetigress's avatar

@johnpowell Well it’s a bit of both but more of the feel definitely. I mean it doesn’t scrape but I can feel it brush up against me that’s for sure. @rojo My indie/punk days are long over buddy. :P

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jrpowell's avatar

@_Whitetigress :: I could imagine that it would be shitty to use. It would bother me like crazy. I would certainly look into contacting Apple for a replacement. After further digging you aren’t the only one with the problem so they should hopefully be aware of it.

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