I purchased my R630 almost as soon as they were relased int he UK (Nov 2010).
I was getting minor electric shocks through my R630 palmrest.
I could swear that the palm rest - keyboard surround was also made of magnesium/metallic alloy - with a shiny metallic black/dark grey finish (similar to the upper case - i.e. lid)
I sent my laptop back because of the electric shock issue, and when returned the palmrest was definitely plastic.
I returned this and was told it was a wrong part. When I got it back again, it was another plastic palm rest.
Am I totally mistaken or have toshiba changed from metallic palm rest to plastic?
Are there 2 different parts - a plastic and a magnesium palm rest?
How would I get electric shocks through a plastic palm rest?!
Any insider knowlege out there would be appreciated.
The cover assy (part number P000535500) seems to be magnesium but I don’t think that the touchpad would be magnesium too.
As far as I know there is only one touchpad part available and the (palmrest) part number is (P000532070) .
Thanks for the information - useful to know.
The trackingpad wouldn't be magnesium, but the palm rest - surrounding the trackerpad, and keyboard was, I thought, magnesium. The paint wore off where my wrists would rub, and started giving me elctric shocks. It was cold to the touch, like metal, and the wear and shocks suggested that it would have also been magnesium.
I'll keep investigating to look at the current and discontinued parts - to find out if I'm mad of there's a minor conspiracy!