Advice Please: Cosmetic Damage to Powerbook :(

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by hob, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. hob macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2003
    London, UK
    I think Mac Zealots are punishing me!!! I'd just written something negative about them, put my powerbook on my (rather large) armchair arm, stood up... actually thought "one of thes days, that's gonna fall off".... turn around....


    It fell to the floor, screen first, and the body had snapped shut straight on top.

    First the good news: Mainly undamaged - I'm typing this on it now...

    Bad news: I noticed it when I'd closed it again and gone upstairs - the left side of the screen casing, which i must assume hit the floor first, has got a weird dent in it. When I shut the case it gets closer to the keyboard than it used to... If you know what I mean...

    Basically, that side of the casing is dented.... The casual observer wouldn't notice, but of course - I do, and it makes me kinda upset - i've just destroyed this thing of beauty!!

    What I wanna know is - can I fix it? Can I get it fixed on AppleCare (this baby's quite new!!)

    Cheers guys, and sorry if i make you feel sick :rolleyes:
  2. Krizoitz macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    It certainly won't hurt to ask thats for sure. Perhaps take it into a local retailer and they can bend it back or have a spare casing around they can swap or sell you on the cheap.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    The PowerBook 12 has a screen that comes apart, the rest of the new PowerBooks you're looking at a lot of money -- it's all single unit in Apple parts database.

    But you're probably looking at over $100 for the bezel and $200 for the case top.
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    not unless you can somehow convince apple that the machine dented itself... applecare only covers defects, not accidents.
  5. hob thread starter macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2003
    London, UK
    Yeah, it is a 12"... Can I get this fixed at any Apple Autorised Repair Centre?

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