updated 03:55 pm EDT, Wed July 26, 2006
Discolored MacBook repair
Following the discovery of a strange discoloration in its MacBook line after the company introduced the notebook earlier this year, Apple has instructed retailers to replace MacBooks if they meet certain requirements. The serial number of the computer must fall between 4H617XXXXXXXX to 4H627XXXXXXXX, and proper cleaning measures must be taken to ensure the discoloration is not a stain. The noted discoloration caused certain white MacBook cases to turn shades of orange, but according to a report from AppleInsider, Apple will replace the top portion of the case, including palmrest area and display bezel. The replacement program is available in all areas with affected computers, and those with damaged computers have been instructed to contact AppleCare support representatives by phone or at a local Apple retail store. [Photos courtesy of AppleInsider]
Apple yesterday also instructed 15-inch MacBook Pro owners to contact AppleCare if they experience a high-pitched buzzing sound, which was noted in numerous posts on the company's own support forums.