yikes! macbook case warping!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by comictimes, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    So quite a while ago, like during the fall I made some post about my CD drive not sucking in CD's. As it turns out, the case around the drive has been slowly warping until now it is next to impossible to get cd's in. However, I was willing to just wait until my next break from school, in March, to deal with this. Unfortunately today I noticed that the case on my macbook is also warping on the other side! I included pictures of the two places...

    I can't afford to send in my computer and lose it for 1-2 weeks until March, but until then does anyone have any idea why this might be happening??

    I don't abuse it, it spends the vast majority of it's time either on my desk or my lap, and if I do carry it around with my, it's in a case.
     

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  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Is it me, or does that thing look like it's been to Iraq and back. Scuffs galore usually indicate physical abuse and that puppy looks beat up!
     
  3. phungy macrumors 68020

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    If you're still covered under warranty, the turn around time is only about 3-4 business days. You shouldn't be without it for more than a week. Call Apple up and they'll overnight you a box to ship it. Unless you want to walk into an Apple store, they may give you a replacement instead...I'm assuming you have the Core Duo processor?
     
  4. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    it does look a bit worse for wear...
     
  5. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Black mackbooks smudge pretty good. Not sure how you could get it to warp if you tried though... there may be a genie inside trying to get out.
     
  6. comictimes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I swear it doesn't look like that in real life... I think most of that stuff is just the flash reflecting off of dust on the case.
     
  7. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    Is this a problem with the C2D also? Just curious. I am waiting (as patiently as I can) for mine to arrive. I would hate to have one with wont even last 2 years. My iBook G3 900 mhz is a few years old and still looks and runs great.
     
  8. jimytheassassin macrumors member

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    Ya, I was gonna say that..looks like dust to me. Anyhow, I'd be really worried about the magsafe with that warpage there. You know those things have caught on fire before, or atleast melted the adapters. Looks like it's getting way too warm. As for the cd slot, that's plain odd, but obviously the plastic was a poor chemistry on your macbook. If they don't take it back and fix it.. I'm sure you can "black"mail them with some bad reviews on you tube and engadget.
     
  9. redmeister macrumors 6502

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    whoa damn thats crazy... i wouldnt wait any longer for above mention of magsafe issues and then your cd issues etc. blackbooks do show smudges etc but i agree i think its just the flash reflecting.. that would have to have been a battle tested macbook otherwise haha
     
  10. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

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    My 17" MBP screen is slowly warping, yikes!!! I think it's because the screen is just too large for the latches in the center.

    I'm sure it's covered under warranty: I'll check it in soon.

    -=|Mgkwho
     
  11. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    it looks like it been through Heck, not sure Apple will cover it .......
     

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