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    macbook melts?
    hey mac forum, first post here, looks like a great forum

    i heard from various sources that the regular polycarbonate macbooks (the older ones, not the new unibody models) had the ability to get hot enough to melt its self?

    was this inaccurate, or perhaps due to some kind of neglect?
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    I've personally never seen or heard of someone's polycarbonate MacBook melting!

    I suppose anything is possible...but if this has happened...it is very very rare.

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    I've had my MacBook for over two years (Santa Rosa model, not unibody), and there've been times that I've left it on for literally days, and have never had a problem. If it's true that polycarb MacBooks have melted, must have been faulty or mistreated units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Darkseeker~ View Post
    Yes...that does look like melting. But you know what...you can "Google" just about anything and find it!

    Like I said before...sure anything can happen...the important part is how likely is it to happen, and how often does it actually happen!

    If you're really concerned about melting...then don't purchase a "polycarbonate" MacBook.

    Believe me, if this was something that happens commonly:

    - the Mac laptop community would be in revolt
    - there would be lots of articles written about it
    - Apple would have TONS of warranty claims
    - Apple might even have to deal with a recall

    HTH,

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    'tis a fair point you made there, and besides that, alot of laptops actually have polycarbonate casings of some sort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Darkseeker~ View Post
    'tis a fair point you made there, and besides that, alot of laptops actually have polycarbonate casings of some sort.
    If you're thinking about purchasing a polycarbonate MacBook...I really wouldn't be very concerned about melting.

    Go for it!

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    I think the rumors might refer to little pieces on the edges of the keyboard assembly (no idea what the real name is) that can flake off over time. The top layer is fairly thin, and heat from the computer can weaken them.
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