Accidently dropped my macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by v-ault, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. v-ault macrumors regular

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    I've only had it for about a month and it fell out of my bag. It's still working great, but take a look at this:

    See here.

    There's a dent in the left corner on the front. Anything I can do to get it fixed/replaced?
     
  2. e12a macrumors 68000

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    You can pay apple to get it fixed.

    I think it'll be easier to see if you took a picture that was properly focused...
     
  3. Bern macrumors 68000

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    I did that to a PowerBook I had a while back, the whole side where the ports were popped out and the lid had a serious dent. It worked flawlessly and was only one month old, but I knew I was screwed if anything went wrong with it in the future because when it came to warranty Apple would just tell me I must have caused the problem when I did what ever caused the dent so it wouldn't be covered.

    I had two choices:- pay $1300 for a new lower case (and goodness knows how much the lid would cost) or sell it. I sold it.
     
  4. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    If it was on or in sleep mode at the time of the drop, beware the hard drive failing.
     
  5. v-ault thread starter macrumors regular

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    it was off during the drop. I really don't want to sell it, it's just a really small dent.
     
  6. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    It seems pretty minor. It'll be costly for Apple to fix.

    Also, the picture is really big and blurry. Try again next time. ;)
     
  7. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816

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    The hard drive head should be parked and platters spun down when it's sleeping, yes? If it's not, that's just poor design. If it is, then it'd be no different from having the machine off.
     
  8. djinn macrumors 68000

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    So the durability of the macbook pros are pretty good? Metal Dents and Plastic cracks so I know that. Its like everything on my Macbook pro is awesome... I'm just worried that one day I'll take it somewhere and I'll scratch it, etc....
     
  9. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    How is the durability of the MBPs pretty good? You already know it is succeptible to dents and bends, stuff that the Macbook can shrug off.

    People dropping a Macbook = 100% non issue.
    Bump into a door frame with your MBP and there goes 30% your resale value.
     
  10. oceanmonster macrumors regular

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    I had a similar experience yesterday when my macbook fell off my desk when a stack of books collapsed and pushed it off. The white plastic got a little scuffed up but it is still working great. I was really afraid that it had been damaged worse than a few scuffs and scratches, but i still haven't seen any problems yet.
     
  11. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    That dent must be very small to notice since I can't even see it in your picture.
     
  12. djinn macrumors 68000

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    All I know is.. I threw my Thinkpad against the wall one day and it still lives.. pretty amazing..
     
  13. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    Lenovo did a presentation for my school district and I left sick. She was showing the durability of those things and it was sick the way she abused this thing to prove it. I am one of these people that flips out if you just touch a LCD screen, she grabbed it by the LCD and tossed it on the desk next to her and the proceded to put it back on the other desk by slamming it. UGH I cringed at it.
     
  14. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Oh yeah.. I believe the Thinkpad T60s have drain holes on the bottom in case you spill something.
     
  15. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    she mentioned that but did not demonstrate it, I just took her word for it.
     
  16. djinn macrumors 68000

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  17. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I have thoughtmares of this happening to my PB.
     

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