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Discoloration problem.

2013-02-26, 3:33 AM

Hello!

 

I have only a cosmetic problem with the Y580. The palm/wrist rest that I frequently use is becoming discolored in one area. Typically I keep my hand in the same position for prolonged periods of time, resulting in sweat accumulating on the rest. I promptly wipe this off.

 

By discolored, I mean that the color has changed from a metallic finish to a rusty color at one angle and viewpoint and a dull white color from another angle (directly above).

 

Now I did some research on the Internet but could not find any solutions to my problem. What I did find was that this discoloration was most likely caused by the acidic nature of my sweat oxidizing the metal finish, creating aluminum oxide. This aluminum oxide is the rusty/dull white color that I described.

 

My question is, is it possible to fix this with a simple household remedy? Or should I go out and buy some chemicals or brushes to alleviate this problem?

 

And if I cannot fix it myself, does Lenovo warranty cover this type of damage? Frankly other metal keyboards I have used in the past have not had this problem before; I have not changed my keyboarding habits since then either.

 

Thank you! :)

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05-29-2012

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Re: Discoloration problem.

2013-02-26, 13:12 PM

Could you post a photo so we can see how bad the damage is, if it`s more than just normal wear and tear and you are still in warranty, you could contact lenovo.

 

I dont know about how to fix the damage, but you could buy a couple of cheap tablet screen protectors and cut them up and cover the metal, they should work on the touchpad as well.

 

John.

Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD
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Re: Discoloration problem.

2013-02-27, 2:20 AM

Hey!

 

Here are a couple of photos.

 

NOTE: the rectangle shape was where the old advertisement sticker was. I never removed it since buying the laptop but removed it last night to assess the damage. Obviously nothing under the sticker was damaged.

 

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Re: Discoloration problem.

2013-03-05, 14:23 PM

Similar problem here, but discoloration is already visible two weeks in. I have only been using it very lightly (most of the work-related stuff is still on the old notebook) and have been gaming on it for 20 hours tops.

 

This is a picture of the palm rest after the label is removed; you can see a halo around where the sticker was.

 

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Discoloration problem.

2020-08-09, 11:42 AM
I had the same problem with my P1 Gen2, i7-9850H (a quite expensive laptop), and had a wide range of discoloration on my touchpad. It seems discoloration but actually its oil-smeared from your fingers and got deep into the plastic. To remove use ONLY detergent as Palmolive OXY (full is about 3 CA$) + water on a clean cotton cloth. I used it as above rubbing firmly for a minute or so and after used the same cloth washed completely just with the water. The detergent + water removed completely the oil left on the trackpad. Now my trackpad is as new. Good luck! Ottawa, Canada
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Re:Discoloration problem.

2020-12-23, 13:52 PM

Same, exact same problem. The discolouration set in within 2 weeks of purchasing a new Lenovo Ideapad S340 in May. Have been struggling to find answers and normal cleaning agents seem to have no impact on the discolouration whatsoever. 

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