MacBook discoloration saga continues

  • August 1st, 2006

Preface: Do not mistake this post as a sign of negativity towards Apple, Apple computers, the University Village Apple Store, and my handy MacBook. The following is published as proof of the existence of an ongoing issue concerning the white Apple 2.0GHz MacBook which I have had in my possession since 5/22 [read more]. On […]

Apple concedes, discoloration defect

  • June 29th, 2006

After receiving the run around concerning the discoloration of select MacBooks, I am now pleased to relay the announcement that Apple admits yellowing is indeed a manufacturing defect. May 22nd: Receival of a shiny 2.0GHz white MacBook. June 10th: Subtle yellow hue begins to form which I am unable to cleanse with mild soap and […]

MacBook discoloration despite ShieldZone Standard kit

  • June 25th, 2006

I can not express my complete and utter amazement and irritation at this very moment concerning the white Apple MacBook. Exactly 10 days after sharing the discoloration issue select MacBook users were reporting, and 4 days after applying Shieldzones Standard Kit, I am in utter disbelief as I sit here next to the window staring […]

Does Apple acknowledge MacBook discoloration?

  • June 15th, 2006

Over the past few days I followed the support thread on Apple.com regarding the discoloration experienced by early MacBook adopters. Unfortunately, it seems that the machine I use suffers from the same reported issue. After having the machine for approximately 20 days, a considerable amount of yellow / grey discoloration has appeared in and around […]

The 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook, no 12.1" MacBook Pro

  • May 18th, 2007

Anyone who has followed my hardware track record, articles, and Tweets will surely know that when last Tuesday came and went without an update announcement along the lines of ‘The 12" PowerBook grown up, meet the 12.1" MacBook Pro’, I was sorely disappointed. In fact, not too long ago, I even went so far as […]

Not aesthetic, MacBook hardware issue

  • September 3rd, 2006

After two consecutive top shell replacements on the MacBook to alleviate the aesthetic issue(s) presented due to discoloration on select Rev. A MacBook’s (white), I am unfortunate enough to experience an altogether new problem concerning – presumably – the logic board. After hearing news from a fellow 9ruler concerning random shutdowns, I laid my discoloration […]

Leather & Apple never looked so good

  • August 10th, 2006

Who would have thought PVC leather and the Apple MacBook could look so great together? If a seemingly indestructible piece of plastic could offer little help preventing the discoloration on select rev. A MacBooks, maybe PVC leather holds answer? If you can overcome the idea of applying leather on to your shiny white or dull […]

Due to electromagnetic disturbances

  • July 28th, 2006

Earlier this week, I returned to the U-Village Apple Store in order to place a second order for the same shell replaced due to the yellow discoloration which an isolated number of MacBook users experienced – myself included. The reason for the second repair? An unresponsive trackpad button pinpointed to be caused during the initial […]

Scheduled Apple repair date

  • July 7th, 2006

I’m happy to close the MacBook discoloration issue with a great deal of good news and to serve as a reference for an isolated number of MacBook users who seemed to have suffered a similar run of bad luck. To serve as a background on the matter: Apple acknowledges that an early batch of MacBooks […]

Apple: Genius Bar reps should have known

  • July 1st, 2006

After what seemed like an eternity, I can now report back with answers directly from Apple concerning the discoloration issue select MacBook owners have endured for the past few weeks. A few days back reports surfaced that Apple did indeed acknowledge that the discoloration on an isolated number of MacBook was due to a manufacturing […]