View Full Version : Button On Powerbook Worn

3rd May 2005, 04:47 PM
I've had my 15" powerbook last generation for a few months now and the button to release the screen has lost all its silver metallic finish. Its as if there was a sticker there that has worn off and has left behind a scrappy black button. it looks pretty bad on a brand new machine - i expected more for $3,500.

I feel a bit stupid claiming it under warranty too for a stupid button.

Anyone else got the same problem?

3rd May 2005, 04:52 PM
I've had my powerbook for over a year now and the power button looks exactly the same as the day i bought it.
I'd be pissed too if that happened to me.

3rd May 2005, 05:17 PM
I actually noticed a thin clear film on mine last night as it happens. It was starting to peel and it just easily rubbed off, (how I noticed it in the first place) but is still shiny... That which peeled off was a clear coat - like a lacquer. Am now hoping it won't turn black :(

Anyone know if these buttons are replaceable anyway??? Mine has been in action for just over 4 months now....

3rd May 2005, 08:13 PM
I think the clear film you removed may have been some sort of adhesive. Apple do have a sticker on them when they ship (indicating how to turn your computer on)