PowerBook Bezel Bite Afflicts PB17 and PB12

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:36
Category: Hardware, PowerBook 17-Inch

I recently noticed that the LCD bezel around the display on my
PowerBook G4 17-inch
has been leaving faint marks around the edges of the top case. The marks are most noticeable on the front areas of the wrist rests but is even starting to appear on the speaker grilles. A little probing uncovered what some are calling “Big Betty’s Bezel-Bite.” Read more…


I recently noticed that the LCD bezel around the display on my
PowerBook G4 17-inch
has been leaving faint marks around the edges of the top case. The marks are most noticeable on the front areas of the wrist rests but is even starting to appear on the speaker grilles. A little probing uncovered what some are calling “Big Betty’s Bezel-Bite.”
A little more research revealed that hundreds of people have similar issues. Although it is not a big deal and is only cosmetic, some people have a problem with any marring of their new PowerBooks. Readers have reported similar occurrence with the trackpad button’s edges on the PowerBook 12-inch.
The problem is due to the fact that Apple put no display cushions whatsoever on the PB17 and only two teeny ones on the PB12. A great solution is (PowerPage sponsor) RadTech’s Wildeepz display cushions (US$12-16). I just received the new version for the PB17 and love them.

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