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  1. #1

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    Hi

    I'm looking at buying a 15" powerbook in the next week or so and ive been reading up the apple support forums and found a thread about the powerbooks pitting after about a year of use - It's leaving me a little unsure whether apple is the way to go.

    Has anyone suffered from this problem?

    Also, not sure if i can afford to buy applecare right away - will i be able to buy it any time in the first year of ownership?

    Cheers

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    Yes to your second question - you can buy AppleCare up until a year after your purchase.

    But what do you mean by pitting? My 15" Powerbook is nearly a year old and I am very curious!

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    Originally posted by OziMac@Feb 14 2005, 03:15 PM
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    But what do you mean by pitting? My 15" Powerbook is nearly a year old and I am very curious!
    I'm also interested......

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    EDIT: You replied while I was thinking. I have yet to see this on any mac. Wear on on the silverized plastic is not unusual and I have noticed that some heavy users use a sticker to cover the parts of the Powerbook that are subject to wear. I feel it is only a cosmetic issue and probably not that widespread. If you feel that a sticker would be too ugly you could always use clear 'contact' (the transparent book covering film) to cover the affected areas and prevent any problems before they begin.

    cheers

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    i've only seen that on certain nokia mobile phones, but yeah, tha'd suck if it hapened to my lappy.
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    Never seen this, or witnessed any signs of it with my Powerbook, even with 4 or 5 hours of use a day (and a lot of that with my palms/wrist areas resting next to the trackpad as I use the keyboard to type.)

    It seems to be a very rare occurence. Even if you could find 5 instances on the web of this occuring, thats still 5 out of tens of thousands of pBooks sold! I wouldn't worry about it.
    1.0Ghz 15" TiBook, MBP 13" 2.4/4/256, MBA 13" 2013 1.7/8/128 SSD, 1st Gen 5GB iPod (mint condition), 2nd Gen 10GB iPod, iPod video, nano and shuffle, iPhone 3GS 32GB, iPhone 5 32GB

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