MacBook Pro :: MBP Corrosion / Covered For A Replacement?

Mar 21, 2010

I bought my MBP around a year ago (beginning of April), and after nearly a year of usage, it seems to have grown really strange black markings along the front edge of the laptop. It's way ingrained into the aluminum which means it has to be a sign of corrosion, something I find to be extremely unusual, given the build quality of this beaute (this is my first mac).

I'm not entirely outraged (it's not a shattered screen), but it does get annoying and it is a sign of cosmetic damage that definitely isn't a part of the normal 'wear and tear'.

Would my machine be eligible for a replacement? Mine's the base 2.4/2/250gb model, and I was wondering what they would replace it with.

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MacBook Pro :: If Replace Hdd For A Ssd Will Still Be Covered By Applecare

Feb 16, 2012

I am looking to replace my original HHD in my laptop with a new SSD.But i want to know if this will viod my warranty?

Macbook Pro 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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OS X :: Corrosion Marks On Macbook Pro

Feb 25, 2009

I have corrosion marks, where the finish has gone from where my hands lay on the laptop, i havent spilt anything or had dirty hands, why is it corroding? will mac replace it since I have the apple care protection plan for another year... I got this computer for college around august. this is a macbook pro laptop

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MacBook Pro :: Rubbers Bottom Came Off - Still Covered With Warranty?

May 12, 2012

So all four rubbers came off my Macbook Pro, its bothering me because it keeps on sliding. Im on my last year of my warranty which i bought in june 2010. Does Apple cover it or do i have to pay them to replace the whole bottom as I have read from people's experiences?

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), I updated to os x lion

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MacBook Air :: Corrosion On The Motherboard From Liquid Damage?

Apr 22, 2010

I sent in my MBA for repair last week to a repair depot, and they say that there is corrosion on the motherboard from liquid damage. The problem with me is that the computer has never had any contact with liquids, especially in the area where the motherboard is. Can anyone show me where the corrosion is on this?

(attached photo is from repair depot)

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OS X :: Getting Back Hidden Covered Disc Space On Hdd

Jul 11, 2009

Why is there such a memory loss on hard drives? By this I mean, if you have a 160 gig HHD - you are only presented with 149 gig.

Or my 250 gig only shows 232 gig - so where has the 18 gig disappeared to?

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PowerPC :: Powerbook Corrosion Solution?

Jun 3, 2005

I don't know what to say, I thought I didn't have this problem, as it hadn't started but now that just about a year has passed since I bought my Powerbook it is starting to develop black dots.The aluminum on the palm rests is corroding, also called pitting. It is a reaction of the body chemicals with the aluminum and can get pretty bad.

I've attached a picture so people can see what I am talking about.

Although mine isn't as bad as the picture, it is getting there and Apple will do nothing about it since it is purely cosmetical. I guess I'm just pissed right now, I know I can use clear PDA screen protectors and the such and I do right now, but I cannot say which one are uglier the dots or the screen protector thingies. I'm thinking about taking them off again, I don't know. Fixing this, what I'd need to do when it becomes really bad, would cost about $200.

I don't know what to say, I guess it is just a computer but it still is bugging the hell outta me.

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Intel Mac :: Screen Covered With Vertical Straight Lines?

May 17, 2012

It started a week ago while playing Civilization V on my iMac : the screen suddenly displayed vertical blue (altered with dark blue) vertical straight lines, the sound was still working, i could hear the music from the game. Then the screen turned black and i couldn't hear anything anymore, i had to restart the computer with the apple button.  The same happened again with civilization, once with green lines. And today, while restarting after this bug, the screen displayed multicolor lines instead of the grey wallpaper with the apple.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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MacBook :: MacBook 1st Gen Aluminum Corrosion

Mar 20, 2010

I have a 13" MacBook 1st Gen aluminum enclosure (fall 2008) with replacable bettery. I took it to the Apple store after water was spilled on it. They advised there was corrosion to the display connector (display was not lighting up) and the logic board and recommended replacing both for $750, free labor because under warranty.

Here's my questions:

1) Are the repairs a fair price (2.4ghz logic board, 13" display)
2) Can I do the repairs myself and save money by buying the parts elsewhere? My hardware computer experience is limited to upgrading hard drives and ram on desktops.)
3) Should I instead get a new white Macbook? We use this for playing videos on the TV, email, writing and internet. My only complaint with the current MacBook was the battery life ~2.5 hours.

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Hardware :: Corrosion Or Flaking Of Magic Mouse's Aluminum Finish

Mar 9, 2010

One of the very rare occasions when I actually have a complaint about an Apple product (or at least an unresolved issue.)


After several months of use, I've noticed that the aluminum finish on my Magic Mouse (near to where my thumb and ring finger rest) seems to be flaking off or otherwise corroding somehow.

It's not a stain, as nothing I've tried will remove it.

I also noticed some slight corrosion or flaking on the topmost line of the edge (the sharper edge) of the mouse where the aluminum housing meets top of the mouse. The damage is on both sides of the mouse in either case.

Needless to say, I'm quite displeased. I take very good care of all my Apple hardware, I keep them spotless. I don't use any harsh, abrasive cleaners to keep them looking like new. My hands are usually clean - just as clean as any other user's hand. Maybe too clean. In this age of H1N1 and other various nasties floating around, hand-washing has been raised to almost obsessive levels.

I assume the Magic Mouse's finish would be durable enough to withstand regular use.

I wonder whether this has happened to anyone else.

Pics below:


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MacBook Pro :: How To Get A Replacement?

Dec 22, 2009

I have a Late 2008 15 MBP (Purchased March 2009). The display does not always remain closed. It occasionally pops up itself. I have sent it to Apple store twice.

The first time I brought it to the store, the genius bar observed the problem and said it's caused by weak magnets. So my laptop was sent to repair center.

Five days later, I picked up the laptop from the store and found they did not fix the problem and two screws at the bottom of the machine were missing.

The paperwork says they replaced display assembly due to "Sleep Function Not Working". WTF

I then sent the laptop to the same store for repair. This time the genius bar made a note on my laptop so that the staff at repair center could handle the issue carefully.

Yesterday, got my laptop back from FedEX. The problem was still there!! The paperwork says they replaced display assembly again. But this time the they found my problem.

I am 70 miles away from the store and it is irritated to drive back and forth.

I called Apple Care for a resolution. They apologized and said the only thing they could offer is to send me a prepaid shipping box and have the laptop repaired again.!!!

Guys, should I send my laptop in for the third time?? Or is apple supposed to offer a replacement? Please, don't say I am greedy... I spent all my college savings for this laptop and this makes me frustrated.

Thanks for all the commnets and suggestions. you guys rock!!

OK, after the second repair, i talked to their senior advisor. He said he is confident that the repair center will fix it this time. When we asked him for a replacement, he said "give us another try. If this repair does not solve the problem, we can discuss other options."

Today, I got my machine back from FedEX and they replaced the display assembly again... I already told their advisor my speculation which is magnets. It has nothing to do with display frame since they have replaced it three times and none of them solves the problem.

I already called the advisor and left a message for him... Hopefully he will call me back soon.

This is not a major issue. Why it is so difficult for Apple to fix it?

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MacBook Pro :: Where Can Get A Replacement Key

Feb 26, 2012

I need a key replacement for my macbook pro 13 inch unibody. It is an early 2011 model. The key I need a replacement for is the period (.) key. It also has this, ">" symbol on the key.

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MacBook Pro :: MBP Apple SSD Replacement?

Oct 22, 2010

Since I don't have any experience replacing the hard disk myself nor know anyone that can (otherwise I would definitely opt for an X-25M);

if I deliver my 13'' MBP to the apple store and ask for an SSD placement (currently having the 5400 RPM drive), will I get one of the newer SSDs that support TRIM in boot camp?

Or can't you really know beforehand ...

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MacBook Air :: Getting Replacement Which Costs Less?

Jun 9, 2009

i bought a MBA rev:B 1,6ghz base model for 1699 Euros and apple told me now that they'll replace it with the new base model 1,86ghz with 120gb HD which costs 300 Euros less. that's like a 300 Euro rip off! i thought they would send me the new model for 1699€, since that is how much i paid for the base model in march.

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Mac :: MacBook Air OEM Case Replacement

Jul 3, 2009

I recently picked up a MacBook Air for a great price. The only problem is that it was dropped and has significant denting and disfiguring to the aluminum case that is behind the screen with the glowing Apple logo. I got a quote of $650 from the Apple store to send it out for repair. That is way beyond what I am willing to spend for cosmetic damage. I started searching and found the bottom of the case as well as the top of the case and keyboard but have had no luck finding a replacement for the backing of the screen. Dies anyone know where I can pick one up?

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MacBook :: Zap PRAM After HDD Replacement?

Mar 1, 2010

With the early uMB 2.4 do you have to zap the PRAM after you upgrade your HDD? if so how do you do this?

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MacBook Air :: Get A Replacement Os Drive?

Feb 12, 2012

Where can I get a replacement MacBook air os drive?

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MacBook Air :: Replacement For MS Publisher?

Apr 13, 2012

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Good Replacement Battery

Oct 12, 2010

I am looking for a good quality replacement battery for my MBP. Battery model is a1281. There are literally hundreds available, but which ones are a good quality piece? Any info or links to the one you guys bought would be awesome. Also, is the original battery a 4600mAh or a 5200mAh? Ive seen both listed as the same a1281 battery.

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MacBook Pro :: CD/DVD Disc Drive Replacement

Oct 17, 2010

As many of you may have experienced, my MBP disc drive has died. (Model of my laptop is MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (15.4-inch)) It wont read anything, burn anything, just spins and spits discs back out. Was just wondering if anyone had any experience of putting a new drive in? I've found a load of info on upgrading hard drives but i can't find much on replacing the disk drives.

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MacBook Pro :: Get Logic Board Replacement?

Nov 5, 2010

I have an A1260 that looks like it's undergoing the problems repaired by this program: [URL] However, I've had this thing apart, replaced the hard drive with an SSD, the optical drive bracket is very bent from when I replaced the optical drive, my display bezel is cracked in two places and held up with duct tape, and it generally looks like hell. Will they still repair the logic board despite all the other, ahem, modifications? I could probably put the original parts back in, but despite that it will be obvious I've taken it apart. It is and was out of warranty when I performed these. Should I take it to a retail store or just call Apple and ship it to them?

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Nov 23, 2010

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Know Battery Replacement?

Jan 13, 2011

I noticed a drop in performance a couple of months ago in the MBP, but it's recently got a lot worse.

OS X is telling me it's ot issues, and I took to my nearest Apple Store a couple of months ago. However, I didn't know they'd need my MBP, I thought they could just test my battery, so I didn't get it replaced.

I bought the MBP over 1 year ago from an official reseller.

I've used programs to find out battery information, and I'm at half the cycles it should have before it starts to lose power, and it's health is low.

From your experience, will Apple replace it for free?

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MacBook Pro :: Best 500GB 2.5" HDD Replacement

Jan 14, 2011

I'm looking to replace my stock 160gb 5400rpm drive with a 500gb drive 7200rpm. SSDs are just a bit too expensive at the moment. Looking around the Seagate Momentus XT seems to come top of all the reviews until you research a little more and find that there seem to have been loads of issues with them, esp on macs.

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MacBook :: Rev A Logic Board Replacement

Oct 29, 2008

I have a Rev. A 1.83ghz MacBook which my partner uses. In the last six months we have had an increasing number of problems with it. First, there were the intermittent sleep problems: delay going to sleep, failing to wake. Then it killed three batteries consecutively before Apple replaced the sleep switch and power connector unit (thank heavens for AppleCare). That was back in July. Now the same problem has recurred: the battery is dead and fails to accept charge. Got a call from Apple yesterday to say that they've switched out the logic board and that the item is ready to collect.

We have eight months left on the AppleCare and what I want to know is:
1) What exactly can we expect from a logic board replacement? Do Apple really have a stockpile of 1.83ghz logic board's floating around in case someone needs a replacement or is there any chance of a processor upgrade with this repair?.............

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OS X :: Macbook Pro Side Screw Replacement?

May 1, 2009

Sorta found this forum out of sheer luck but it looks like a good place to kill a couple of years off my life

Im looking for a replacement screw for the left side of a MBP A1150, [URL] sells a screw kit for around 50bucks but all I need is 1 screw and wondering if their is a cheaper alternative

Pic is attached along with the void that will never be complete

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OS X :: Macbook Pro Will Not Boot After Case Replacement?

May 7, 2009

I replaced the bottom case of my macbook pro with a new one I ordered off ebay. I followed the instructions from very meticulously and thought I had everything right upon completion. But when I hit the power button all the computer did was illuminate the sleep light and make a faint whirring noise (not as loud as it normally does). Does anyone have an idea of what I might have done wrong?I know there's probably a million things that could have gone wrong, but I am just seeing if anyone has any past experience with the same thing.

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MacBook :: Replacement Of Keyboard Modding?

May 23, 2009

I have a replacement keyboard and was wondering whether anyone has connected their replacement macbook keyboard to a usb keyboard controller. I just took apart an old logitech controller, but the port will only fit for the one for the extra buttons, and I cant change the hardware encoded in the controller.

Does anyone have an idea how to do this?

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MacBook :: MagSafe Charger Replacement?

Jun 2, 2009

well my charger recently got hit with the frayed connector problem. I called Apple and they sent me a replacement via overnight shipping (really awesome).

Anyways, both representatives I talked to when they said they would send it said I need to send the old one in the box they sent the new one in and use the shipping label they gave me.

but I peeled back the shipping label, and there's nothing there.

I went to check the repair status, and it says "Complete - no part return needed," but they took my credit card number when I called and told me to do so.

Anyone have any idea about this? Should I worry about returning the defective charger?

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MacBook :: Glass Removal / LCD Replacement

Jun 8, 2009

So a few weeks ago I decided to do a little project since I came up on some money, and I wanted to share with you guys how to remove the lcd.. I bought a water damaged macbook unibody (originally purchased Jan. 29) from ebay for $550. After cleaning the logic board and the rest of the internal components, I reassembled it and put it back together and it booted up perfectly. But the only issue was that the backlight of the LCD did not light up, leading me to believe that it was a bad inverter board or the LEDs shorted out. Anyway, I tried one of my friends' top lids and it worked.

My next dilemma was how to replace the LCD inside... since a replacement top lid cost $600 from ifixit/techrestore/missionrepair... I decided to take the plunge and remove the glass myself(without breaking it). Here it is, also a link to the youtube vid I made:

video: [URL]........................

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