Agh! A dimple on my Ti! Help!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by AndrewMT, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. AndrewMT macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2002
    NOVA, or Northern Virginia to the lay person.
    I've recently put my powerbook Ti 550 on ebay so I can get some money for a new one. Unfortunately, the day after I posted the Ti on ebay I droped a remote on the screen case and put a small dimple in it. Does anyone know of a way I can get this out? Alternately, does anoyne have a web site link that shows how to remove the screen casing so I can possibly pop the dimple out?
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    Removing the screen casing is a huge pain in the arse. I believe it's glued together. You'd probably destroy the LCD if you tried to take it apart. Although I could be wrong.

    I know that to remove small dents and dings, auto body shops put suction devices over them and "suck" them out. Don't know what I would use on a TiBook, though.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. You risk doing further damage to the casing or the surrounding paint if you try to fix it. Don't worry, it's only a dimple, lots of TiBooks have them. At least you don't have mine where practically all the paint on the edge of the palm rests is worn off...
  3. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    My doctor recommended this cream that seemed to help with the...uh...wait

    Sorry, wrong thread. ;)
  4. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2003
    Dude I got your fix, on tv their is this commercial for the Pops-A-Dent, Ding King, or the dent wizard, dent removal kit. They also sell it at wallmart. My car recieved a rather large dent from a baseball about 6 months ago and I bought one of these kits, it worked like a champ.

    I bet you an old mac adb mouse that it would pop the dent right out, Might want to test it in an inconspicuous place first sense the process involves hot glue. But if it didnt pull the paint off my P.O.S Kia then I highley doubt it will pull the paint of a tibook.

    It worked great for me and was well worth the twenty bucks, just to have around (also fixed a dent in a rental car that would have cost at
    least $500.00 at a body shop).
  5. cc bcc macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2001
    Come to the Netherlands. :cool:
  6. hvfsl macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2001
    London, UK
    I also have a Ti550 and the paint is bubbling up and coming off, does anyone know if I can get the paint the Ti550 is painted with or if I take it back to Apple, will they change the case for free under warranty.
  7. BigJayhawk macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2003
    New Jersey
    TiPaint is a JOKE!!!

    TiPaint is a JOKE!

    They send you two TINY (read --> virtually non-existent) "vials" of paint and a couple of TOOTHPICKS for application.

    The documentation is a photocopied sheet of paper that spends more time justifying the "Special Applicator" that they talk up in the ads as being TOOTHPICKS!

    Please, you would have to pry my TiBook 800 from my hands upon DEATH (until I get my next Mac laptop) but, let's face it, Apple screwed the pooch on the paint for this beautiful machine. Considering the old black plastic cases scratched (they just were less visible), I'm hoping the <non-painted> Aluminumum cases will be the first to avoid these blemished cases.
  8. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    Re: TiPaint is a JOKE!!!

    i really think they have fixed the problem. ive treated my powerbook unlike i would ever treat a ti book. the tibook feels fragile and just feels like you gotta put it in a shelf behind glass for looks. the new powerbooks just have that sturdy feel, and the metal is great. it takes alot to scratch that aibook, considering the way i treat it and how it is still in perfect condition. only problem is fingerprints, which can easily be rubbed or washed off with some windex or something.

  9. idkew macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better


    look through it, i have pictures
  10. AndrewMT thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2002
    NOVA, or Northern Virginia to the lay person.
    Don't start talking about tipaint. This is a dimple-only forum.
  11. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    i really doubt that dent-popper from walmart will work. that was my first thought too, but this dent has got to be far too small for it. and if you turned the knob enough, you'd probably warp the metal casing of the screen--

    you could fill it with some sort of putty and paint over it, or leave it alone. if i were you, i'd hurry up and edit my ebay auction to reflect the ding--

  12. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    I'm not sure about a dimple, but I'd suggest looking up a local computer repair shop, or a welder/metalurgist. They can take it apart, heat up the metal, and smooth out the dimple.

    I just found a rather large bump on the back of my case along the side, and am planing to heat up the case (either from use, or with external force) and then smoothe out the "Ripple". I even found the culprit of my dammage, the Left Earbud from my iEar.


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