White MacBooks Turning "Yellowish"

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  1. TALLandNcharge

    TALLandNcharge New Member

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    I heard that the white MacBooks after some use (year or so) start to turn yellowish :eek3:. Is that true?
     
  2. StJimmy

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    Yes... and no..

    My gf bought one at launch, and it began yellowing, and the mac store near me replaced it free of charge (i.e. replaced the shell) with a new white one which is resistant to whatever was causing the yellowing.

    Basically what I'm saying is they won't, as long as the macbook wasn't purchased at launch + a few months.
     
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    I also heard they get a pretty good amount of scratches pretty easily, is that true?
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    mine gets yellowish around the touchpad, hand rest area...but a mr. clean magic eraser fixes the problem

    also, when they first came out, they did a recall on this, since then, they have fixed the problem with new plastic (mine has new plastic, meaning that it doesn't stay yellow forever)

    the outside can scratch, but i just take a little rubbing compound, like the stuff for a car and a microfiber cloth. the scratches rub out easily
    obviously you can always get a cover or something
     
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    You can buff the scratches out? And it looks like new after words?
     
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    I slapped on a Best Skin Ever the first day I got the macbook and still looks like the day I bought it.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i'm talking about the surface scratches in the on the outside of the macbook (white macbook, i don't know about the black one)

    it has clear plastic over the white plastic, you can use a little rubbing compound or meguire's scratch-x to get the scratches out. don't go overboard with it obviously, because all it's doing is taking a tiny tiny portion of the surface off, to make the deep valley of the scratch on the same level with the rest of the surface.
    it's just like rubbing out a scratch in a car's finish. although i'd never use my porter cable polisher on my macbook :noes:
     

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