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Yellow Discoloration

43619 Views 262 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2006 3:25 AM by Jose M Olaya RSS
  • Kris Gray Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 6:19 AM (in response to stauffere)
    Yeah, there's a difference between this and standard Apple-white hardware grime. The latter comes off with a Magic Eraser. This is different.
    iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Henry Bourne Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 6:33 AM (in response to stauffere)
    Hi guys, my serial number starts 4H620, and I have no orange discolouration so far...

    However, I do have a few small patches of blue... One in the center of the trackpad button, and some really small faint ones just above the bezel at the front to the left of the trackpad.. My first thought was that it could be biro ink or something, however I havn't used any pens or anything with ink at all since getting this machine. I've had it since a week after they were announced.. can't remember the exact date.

    Anyone else got any blue? Or advice?
    Dual 1.8GHz G5, 1.83GHz Macbook White, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • LibraryGary Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 7:30 AM (in response to stauffere)
    No discoloration on mine yet--though I'm starting to feel a bit paranoid. Someone on the list mentioned a Kensington film protector. But this seems to be available in UK only. Any US sources for film palmrest/trackpad protectors or related products to minimze hand/finger contact? Keys appear to be a different plastic, so perhaps these are unaffected by this problem? Thanks.

    MacBook 2GHz / 2GB / white /   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • LibraryGary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 14, 2006 7:38 AM (in response to LibraryGary)
    Here's one I just found that might work--the Invisible Shield <http://www.shieldzone.com/item_description/APPMCBS.html>. My son uses Invisible Shield on his iPod and swears by it. The primary intention is protection from scratching, but as a physical barrier it may also work for this discoloration problem.

    MacBook 2GHz / 2GB / white /   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • herthinner Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 7:44 AM (in response to stauffere)
    I've got the OrangeBook and my serial is 4H622
    macbook 2gb, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Doreen Langfeldt Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 7:47 AM (in response to stauffere)
    Just Curious.....any one notice the discoloration on the store display models?
    If it's happening in the stores, they must be replacing them with new ones.
    Also, they must be aware of the problem.
    imac 700, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • DMnTX Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 7:49 AM (in response to stauffere)
    Wash your hands.
    Problem solved.
    G4 Powerbook Aluminum, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • decisivemoment Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 7:58 AM (in response to Satoru Murata)
    Just make sure you don't use any kind of nail polish remover that has acetone in it -- you don't want to dissolve anything.
    PowerMac G4 digital audio, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Zoolabs Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 8:09 AM (in response to DMnTX)
    Hey DMnTX,

    Durrrrrrrrrrrr

    Did you even any posts in this thread Einstien ??? Don't make stupid comments if you don't have anything to add to the conversation. This cleary isn't a hand washing problem. If you would read just a few pages in this thread before posting you would learn that we all keep our hands very clean. It's a design flaw.

    MacBook - 1.83Ghz - 1GB Ram - 80GB Hard Drive   Mac OS X (10.4.6)   Ser#4H620
  • poptart Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 8:10 AM (in response to Doreen Langfeldt)
    hi doreen,
    i was at a computer store in downtown montreal yesterday where they've had the macbook since shortly after its launch, so it's been there for a few weeks. no discoloration – and i believe it's been the same display model since the beginning (noticed it was the 1.8Ghz, serial starting with 4H618...) FWIW...

    whitebook 2.0Ghz   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • Rivithed Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 8:12 AM (in response to DMnTX)
    I have been using an external keyboard and mouse most of the time (like 4 days of the week), and its showing up on mine already. I've had it 12 days. I was showing work to a client on it, and they had this look on their face like man, what filth". I can't work with this!
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1 gig ram
  • Hemingray Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 8:18 AM (in response to DMnTX)
    Wash your hands.
    Problem solved.


    I hate ignorance.

    Try reading the thread before you post something on it.
    1.83GHz MacBook (White), Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1GB RAM, 100GB HD
  • isdereks Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 8:29 AM (in response to stauffere)
    I've had mine for about two weeks now. I was my hands regularly before handling my computer because of the stories of discoloration. I'm seeing it on both palm rests and below the spacebar. It's ridiculous. I've starte to type with my hands hovering above the palm rests, yet the yellowing continues to increase.

    It's quite disappointing as I often show this machine off to others who then see how dirty it gets.
    MacBook 2.0GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • rob_uk Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2006 8:40 AM (in response to LibraryGary)
    May work, however if you read TrayLoad's post above, it implies that the discoloration is a chemical reaction which is sped up by heat and light. In other words, putting a cover over the palmrest may slow it down, but it won't prevent the problem...


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