Grrrrrrr (scratched Power Mac case)

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  1. Josh2022 macrumors member

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    My little cuz's were over lastnight and i dont know what they had, but they scratched the hell outta my Powermac (G5) case, before i kill them, is there any places to get a new replacement case? I can do all the transfering.. Or could i pay apple to do it or something? IDK what to do.
     
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Lil' rascals.

    I bet it would be an expensive job to have Apple replace it. I think you should accept that it's scratch, and know that you have the ONLY PM G5 with that design on it.

    Truly Unique.
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Could you buff it with steel wool or some such? You'd need to do the whole case for a uniform appearance - or at least both sides and top - but it'd be essentially free.
     
  4. Josh2022 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm, ill try to take a picture i dont know if it will come out with the Bright flash on my camera, but basicially its on the side with the apple on it, theres a scratch above and 2 below the apple. For the left of me, i cant figure out what they used though. One is 3, and the other is 4. My PM is no longer sexified :(
     
  5. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    i feel for you, that is unbelievably annoying.

    I recently scratched my powerbook, but thankfully its only an inch long on the bottom, so i dont often see it.

    But what's happened to your power mac seems major, i dont think id be able to work properly for a day if the scratch ive obtained was any bigger.

    Looks like you need a lock on the door, and when they are older with whatever computers they have, fit a needle into the end of your walking stick, and remind them just what they did, all of those years ago!
     
  6. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    some people like to see a few scars!
    it adds a new element to the body
     
  7. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Lock the doors next time. I hate cousins. They are the scourge of the earth.
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Except the day they turn 18 with a D-cup, and aren't first cousins... :p
     
  9. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    It's still wrong.

    What part did they scratch? If it was the door, you could get an aftermarket replacement.
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I guess that's why the US states allow it then.

    We're all barbarians down here in the US. ;)
     
  11. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Admitting it is the first step.
     
  12. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing Sun Baked is somewhere in the vicinity of West Virginia. :D :p
     
  13. Josh2022 thread starter macrumors member

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    LoL, i just noticed both sides of my mac have an apple on them o_O and its the non-door part, its the accucial case :-\
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Sticking up for the rather close family lines on the site, they would take great offense to Lacero's hate towards cousins. :p
     
  15. clayj macrumors 604

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    You know what they say up there in WV... "If she ain't good enough fer her family, she fer damn sure ain't good enough fer our'n." ;)

    On-topic: I sympathize with your plight... repairing damage to the outer case of a laptop or desktop (first I've ever heard of THIS happening) is not easy. Surely the case can be replaced? Doesn't Apple sell it as a part?
     
  16. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    This is a little off topic, but I don't understand how some people think the new aluminum PB's are not rugged. My 12'' has pretty much zero scratches on it, it is almost impossible to scratch it under normal use. On the other hand, my old white iBook was so scratched on the bottom you could barely read the legal writing on it. My PB also feels much more sturdy and the hinge is more secure.

    Anyways, that was me ranting.

    Back to the topic.
     
  17. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I've seen brand new cases pop up occasionally on eBay for around $100, you might wanna try that if you can't stand scratches.
     
  18. Josh2022 thread starter macrumors member

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