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joshbyte
22nd September 2006, 03:18 PM
Just got Macbook back from service. And when I opened the macbook up, I noticed plastic covering the whole area where all those holes are, like where the music or fan comes out. I can't seem to take it off. Why did they leave that on their? It wasn't there before!

purana
22nd September 2006, 03:22 PM
Got a photo? Would love to see what your talking about. Maybe another person with a MacBook can post similar pic to show the difference between yours etc.

Disko
22nd September 2006, 03:34 PM
it isn't this plastic strip is it?
http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/25/macbook...overed-up-vent/ (http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/25/macbooks-packin-heat-due-to-covered-up-vent/)

joshbyte
22nd September 2006, 03:36 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's It!

Disko
22nd September 2006, 03:38 PM
Take it off then. :)

It looks like they may have replaced bits of your macbook?

joshbyte
22nd September 2006, 03:42 PM
Ok, Thanks.

mjankor
22nd September 2006, 04:06 PM
n00bs

That's a classic blunder. Leaving the protective covering on the main vent for the system.

Mountain/\Ash
22nd September 2006, 04:45 PM
I recently had my MacBook (white) in for a repair (issue with the right arrow key not working unless you thumped it (http://forums.appletalk.com.au/index.php?showtopic=21763&hl=right%20arrow&st=20)) at NextByte's Lane Cove service centre where they replaced the whole keyboard and surrounding "inside top". When I got it back it had a nice contact type clear plastic sticker covering the palm rests, which is good s I was previously suffering from slight discolouration. With a few snips on the scissors I removed the removal tabs so it can now stay and protect it from sweaty palms.

I also recently brought a 4mac keyboard skin from Streetwise which I need to keep dog hair out from the keys. It does the job but it makes typing a bit harder as you have to push more on the keys as there is more resistance (I'll get used to it soon). Now I just need my Booq cover to come (almost 2 months on order) and I'll be able to take my MacBook out into the wide world.

ilostmypassword
22nd September 2006, 06:12 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mountain/&#092;Ash &#064; Sep 22 2006, 04&#58;45 PM) 217004</div>

I recently had my MacBook (white) in for a repair (issue with the right arrow key not working unless you thumped it (http://forums.appletalk.com.au/index.php?showtopic=21763&hl=right%20arrow&st=20)) at NextByte&#39;s Lane Cove service centre where they replaced the whole keyboard and surrounding "inside top". When I got it back it had a nice contact type clear plastic sticker covering the palm rests, which is good s I was previously suffering from slight discolouration. With a few snips on the scissors I removed the removal tabs so it can now stay and protect it from sweaty palms.

I also recently brought a 4mac keyboard skin from Streetwise which I need to keep dog hair out from the keys. It does the job but it makes typing a bit harder as you have to push more on the keys as there is more resistance (I&#39;ll get used to it soon). Now I just need my Booq cover to come (almost 2 months on order) and I&#39;ll be able to take my MacBook out into the wide world.
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Dog hairs? wtf.. that&#39;s an intelligent hound you have there... one that can use a mac&#33; :D