HELP - DENTED POWERBOOK

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  1. macrumors member

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    so i was skating back from class and I totally did not see a curb as I was squeezing in beside a car and i ate it on my face. when i got ohme i found out that the corner of my 15" powerbook got hit and it compressed the aluminum so that the little piece of aluminum above the DVI is bent outwards slightly.

    its not crazy, my powerbook is still functioning properly, but its annoying the heck outta me.

    was wondering if applecare would help me fix that.

    thanks
     
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    Sun Baked

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    You can try, but you may find that case parts will hit you at about $200-300 per part in the aftermarket -- and the LCD module around 1000.

    Always worth calling and seeing how much they'll want for the repair.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    similar to me... i kinda dropped my backpack (all padded and everything) a little too hard, and it STLL made a dent on the side. now one part is protruding from the corner and it scrapes me sometimes when i type, but i try to ignore it. maybe someday ill repair it... (looks in garage for a hammer) :eek:
     
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    virividox

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    applecare covers defects not accidents, but you could try taking it to a shop and say you just noticed it now!! hehe
     
  5. macrumors member

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    OK there is the paradox of the century.

    A skateboarder owns a 15" powerbook.
     
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    JFreak

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    how do you use the powerbook as a skateboard? mine doesn't have wheels :D
     
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    hob

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    I've got a dented screen casing, and it's been like it for a month, i'll get it repaired when I go to the SoHo apple store in a month - it's annoying, but it's also expensive, which is why mine's insured!! Always a good idea

    For what it's worth, i feel your pain!!

    Hob
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    What I don't understand is people spending 2-3 thousands dollars on PowerBook, but too cheap to buy a carrying case. Or only buy cheap carrying case with some sorts of so-called "padding". Get a real carrying case, such as Brenthaven, that way you don't really have to thnk really hrd to try to cheat Apple to have your dent powerbook repaired.
     
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    johnnyjibbs

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    I can't believe you skate while holding your PowerBook (in a bag or not)! That's just asking for trouble.

    Unfortunately AppleCare won't cover accidental damage, so good luck in trying to "invent" a story of how it was like that to begin with...
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    my powerbook was in a laptop sleeve while inside a dakine backpack made to hold laptops.

    I use a skateboard to go around campus at UC Irvine, sorry I didnt feel like walking
     
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    krimson

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    Try looking on ebay for a damaged PB (usually listed "for parts), if you dont want to pay for a new one.

    ah.. UCI, the memories i have staying in Misty Mtn, and Brandywine.. ;D
     
  12. thread starter macrumors member

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    wheres misty mtn?

    commons food sucks though
     
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    krimson

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    misty mtn is like 2 buildings north of brandywine in Middle Earth, iirc.. it's been like 10+ years.
     
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    jknight8907

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    Simple, for the bent-out part.

    1. Get a small hammer.
    2. Sand the face smooth or put a piece of felt on it.
    3. Brace the 'Book in a corner or something
    4. GENTLY tap the bent-out piece back flat.

    If the edge of it is crooked, take a pair of pliers, wrap them in felt, and bend it straight first.

    Don't hit too hard, it IS a computer.
     

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