Ethernet....OOPS

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by joepunk, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68030

    joepunk

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    Last Sunday I take my PB out of my bag and BANG I bump it against a table. I go to check to make sure nothing was damaged but to my horror/shock I have this :eek: (see pic)

    I have yet to try to see if I could still use an Ethernet cord, will do that later on to night. What do you all think? Will I still be able to use the port? Luckily it was not a USB or Firewire port and thankfully it has airport.

    I just hope nothing else was damaged. I am guessing I can't use apple care. Right?
     

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  2. jsw
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    jsw

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    #2
    AppleCare won't cover it (not a warranty item), but, as long as you can cram a cable in there, it should work just fine.

    Edit: I wouldn't try screwing with fixing it, or at least wouldn't apply too much pressure. If the port works, I'd leave it as-is and just see it as adding "character" to your PB.

    Sorry, though. :(
     
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    joepunk

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    Was not even going to try to screw with it at all. Knew that AppleCare wouldn't cover it. I just had to ask to reasure myself of that info. Thanks.

    "character"....Now I can show it off to friends with pride and show them the mark of passage or whatever :D
     
  4. jsw
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    jsw

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    I'm pretty sure it got that scar opening a can of whoop-ass on a Dell laptop. ;)
     
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    Counterfit

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    If you're the adventurous type, you could take off the bottom case (which basically requires complete disassembly :() and (VERY CAREFULLY) tap out the dent with a hammer or some such object. The port itself should be just fine though.
     
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    sjpetry

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    The port will work because the shell took the hit. Sorry
     

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