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  • JacksonCannery Level 1 (5 points)
    So is there a solution to this problem or is this an issue that we just have to live with?
  • m0k78hp Level 1 (0 points)
    As far as I know, the only solution so far is to replace the top case but that's not a definitive solution as the problem keeps coming back again and again. Already 3 times in my case ....
  • Chop Block Level 1 (0 points)
    yup, i just went to whipe away what i thought was a piece of lint and flaked off enough paint to make it look like a pretty severe gash in the finish, same spot. This coupled with a missing "c" makes my "Ma Book Pro" the shoddiest apple product yet. (And our studio has owned at least one of every portable since 1997)
  • Flippin360 Level 1 (145 points)
    Can someone post a picture, all the links in the thread don't work.
  • Yuri Pozzi Level 1 (15 points)
    Count me too!
    exactly the same, paint was darker and I just hit it with my nail and now I have a shiny spot getting bigger.
    I have the impression the paint gets softer with sweat becouse the dark area is where I often keep the fingers, next to it the paint is hard like aluminium.
    can someone explain how to press the service guy to change it? I also have half trackpad button not working, so I hope they'll change all the top cover.
  • m0k78hp Level 1 (0 points)
    After the third replacement I managed to get a new machine as they dented the case (the new machine seems to be ok so far ... I'm knocking some wood) but here is a picture of my first machine:

  • iggle Level 2 (200 points)
    the trackpad button is one piece with teh top case, it therefor the entire top casing woudl be swapped (exactly what mien is goign in for, 'sticky' button if you will). I also have pealign under my option key, the guy at apple made note to mention it and said it woudl msot liekly be replaced since its goign in for legitimate repaird. however, is is the 3rd time it's going in for a samerelatedproblem (2 lbs repalces, and now 2rd because hte fans act up when i wake form sleep) would most likely result in a replacement.

    Good luck
  • iEgry Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi guys.
    I have my MBP since March, and I had the same problem with the paint on that area below the keyboard (where the thumbs rest, basically). However, I'm a heavy user of this computer and that wear was becaming bigger and uglyer.

    So I basically took all the paint OFF from that piece below the keyboard.
    The difference is that it looks a bit shinier than the original painted alloy.
    I used some Qtips with nail paint remover (I dont know the name, but your girlfriend should have it too) and be really careful. Voilá.

    Not the best solution for a $3K computer, but my MBP is gorgeous again.

    MBP 2.16 15"   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   100Gb 7200rpm
  • Randall Jenkins Level 2 (230 points)
    Can anyone confirm or deny if doing this (removing the paint that is coming off) will void warranty? Im concerned if they will even do anything to mine, since it appears to be cosmentic mostly... I also really don't wanna lose downtime sitting around without my laptop... thanks.
  • m0k78hp Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Randail,
    It won't void the warranty. As long as you don't open your machine. If they say something you can still use the same argument. It's comestic.

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