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I just bought a new 12" Powerbook (I love it!). Just wondering about the build quality of Powerbooks. My Control key is somewhat crooked (leans to the left a tad). And there's a minute gap right where the plastic top of the case (palm rests) meets the aluminum part. They are issues that I can deal with without sending back to Apple so they "try" to accept it and fix it. But I was just wondering if it's only me or have other people had build quality issues?
 
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The gap between the keyboard and the palm rest area is there by default, I don't know about the crooked control key, but maybe if you were careful enough, you can try and put it back into a shape, because I know you are able to remove and replace individual keys and stuff...
 
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Lasha said:
The gap between the keyboard and the palm rest area is there by default, I don't know about the crooked control key, but maybe if you were careful enough, you can try and put it back into a shape, because I know you are able to remove and replace individual keys and stuff...

The gap doesn't appear on the left side of the Powerbook, but it starts a little right of wear the right side of the latch ends.
 
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i love my pb, i think they are built better than most laptops.. you might just have a bad keyboard.
 
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they are built well. I've seen one dropped down a flight of stairs and still work fine with nothing, not a scratch or dent to show for it.
 

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they are built well. I've seen one dropped down a flight of stairs and still work fine with nothing, not a scratch or dent to show for it.
LOL! Who did that? I would have laughed out loud, and I would have needed to cover my mouth in order not to be rude.
 
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actually, I almost hit him. it was a careless mistake, but it works fine and there are no problems.
 
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My 12" inch powerbook had a crooked key as well... only mine was the f2 key... also my #2 key doesn't always work when i push it down... I took it to the apple store and they fixed the crooked key but said there wasn't anything they could really do short of replacing the keyboard, but i didn't feel like sending in my pb so i just deal with it. It really isn't that much of a problem.

Otherwise i like my computer!
 
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