NO!~DENTED MY SCREEN!

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  1. introubleahhh macrumors newbie

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    HELP! I just got a brand new powerbook 15.. a lil toy from an above shelf fell and made a small dent in the screen. its about the size of this "u" letter. I've had this comp 2 days now. Is there anyway it can be fixed/replaced for free?? could i send it back and say thats how it came?
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    fixed/replaced for free for something you did to it o_O not a chance in hell that will happen.
     
  3. introubleahhh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, I realize it wouldn't be free.. what would it cost.. I'd assume a huge amount. I can let it slide though, but i mean.. 2 days! planning on having this at least 4/5 years!
     
  4. y0zza macrumors regular

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    I can understand your sadness, but I'm sure you'll get over it. The machine still works just fine, right?

    As long as you're using it, you won't be able to see the dent since it's on the other side of the screen...
     
  5. simmonstwin macrumors member

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    Call up Apple ,tell them it came like that. Problem solved :rolleyes:
    Everyone else is acting like apples older brother :eek:
     
  6. introubleahhh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    NOOO its ON the screen.. like, theres this lil mark there.
     
  7. introubleahhh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Um, this is the most amazing thing that has ever happened. ITS GONE!??!??!! just a minute ago it was so easy to see.. RIGHT THERE< this dent! it had been there for at least 30 minutes without ever changing its original appearance other than a dent. And now.. its just gone! Thanks for all your help :) I know that on some lcds when you press hard on them they leave a lil funny colored region that will go away in time, but this didn't seem anyting like that, it was a pretty deep gash. I dont know how it happened, but it did. Miracle.
     
  8. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    You didn't know that the new 15" powerbooks included the self healing LCD's?
     
  9. introubleahhh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No kidding. Doesn't mean this can become a recurring event though....
     
  10. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't want to try to see if it's recurring. :eek:
     
  11. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Was it just some stuck pixels that were unstuck over use?

    Either way, glad to hear it worked out. Don't try it again.
     
  12. cooknwitha macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure you didn't just scroll up? :p
     
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    forget aliminium, Powerbooks must be made out of Roswell material o_O
     
  15. introubleahhh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess the lcd is just pliable enough that it can be dented pretty bad and then in time morph back to normal.. still, it looked permanent.
     
  16. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

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    now return it.....and then go buy it again......
     
  17. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    What do you think POWER in POWERbook means? Special powers, of course!
     
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    I dropped a DVD player onto my 17" studio display recently. It dented the plastic & ripped a hole in the TFT layer giving me an annoying white hole in the image! I was told it would be cheaper to replace than fix, so I claimed on my house insurance & got £450. I used this towards a 23" for my new G5.

    I was totally gutted at the time, but in the end got a good Result.
     
  20. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Kind of, not totally insurance fraud though.

    OK... maybe...
     
  22. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    that isnt insurance fraud, your insured for your losses. they paid what he lost
     
  23. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Don't know how things work in the UK, but if he was in the US, his insurance premium would now be doubled, that is if they'd even stoop as far as to insure him.
     
  24. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    I've yet to find that out! but my insurance at the moment is less than the claim, so even if it doubles Im not losing anything.

    Im not sure why this is fraud, I have the contents of my house covered for Loss & accidental damage. I went through a lengthy interview with a claims adjuster & they decided that I could make a valid claim. Now what surprised me was that they did not want any kind of repair quote on this occasion.

    Now Lacero Libel thats an interesting word...

    a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation
     
  25. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    No wonder we all pay ridiculously high insurance premiums when people use insurance to replace products....IMO, insurance should be used when your house burns to the ground or when someone steals everything you have.
     

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