Am I expecting too much?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aaron.lee2006, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    Am I expecting too much of my laptop if it has a little dent and a few scractches? Am I worrying about cosmetics way too much and not performance? I have a noticeable dent and some scratches on the bottom and one on the lid which has a litte black mark. And a brown pixel on the screen. Should I just leave it be?
     
  2. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Is it new or refurbished? Regardless I would call up Apple and complain.
     
  3. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    The scratches and stuff are my fault lol I should have put that in:D But I meant is this going to happen anyway over time?
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Ummm... yes.
    Get used to your new products looking less than new after a while, or budget a shedload of money for buying a new one every year. (Or don't use them, of course) ;)
     
  5. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    I like the way you think :D I'm the type that just needs some re-assurance every once and a while.
     
  6. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that does make a difference. With that being said, to answer you original question, yes.
     
  7. aaron.lee2006 thread starter macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    Thanks for your opinion :D
     
  8. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    You could always get a sleeve for it, or a hard case, otherwise due to normal use, it'll get that worn-in look. Here's a cool hard case for it:
    http://www.speckproducts.com/for-macbook13.html

    That way you'd be less likely to mess it up. I've had a clear case on my Nano from the moment I got it, and it's absolutely flawless still. It's just too good looking for me to mess up!
     
  9. SMM macrumors 65816

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    My equipment stays in mint condition, but I make a conscious effort to keep it that way. I am not suggesting everyone else should. I am pointing out, with a little care, it can be done. So the question is, if you did get it repaired, would it eventually look the same regardless? If you would like another shot at it, take it in and get a quote to repair the dents. The scratches on brushed aluminum can be removed with some very fine emory. Experiment/practice on something else to get the touch down. You will also need a small amount of "chem treat" to seal the worked area against aluminum oxidation.
     

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