Alu Macbook felt down (pictures). What to do?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by thorbenh, May 3, 2009.

  1. thorbenh macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    coming back from travelling, I was shocked when I saw the Top Lid of my Unibody Macbook. This is the second thing that happend to my Macbook without notice when it happend. Strange.

    Now I got an ugly scratch on the right side of the Alu bezel and an ugly, but "clean" bent of the top left edge of the bezel. Since that happened, I can not close the screen properly.The left side stays open for one milimeter.

    As I could`t find any solution to let it fixed without exchanging the WHOLE screen (abou 900 USD) I think I need to live with it.

    But: I reallywould like to sell it soon as I want to buy a MBP due to the bigger screen and resolution. Now I was wondering what you would recommend me to liquidize the Macbook best possible. Try to bent the edge back carefully? I think I am VERY lucke that the glass did not broke ... but that could happen when I try to bent it back. Aluminium is not hard, but glass is.

    What do you think: How big is the percentage that I need to deduct from the latest list price to sell it this way (2.4Ghz, 320Gb, 2GB RAM, everythink else looks fine, purchased 11/2008).

    I attached some pictures to show you.

    Thank you for any reply.
     

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  2. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    Just live with it, it gives the computer character and Apple will charge you your life savings to fix it.
     
  3. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    Ouch.............

    Maybe next you would be more careful :D

    I wouldn't sell it. It still works the way it should right? You don't need to sell it. ;)
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Ain't this the most bare, honest and most sad truth ever.
     
  5. thorbenh thread starter macrumors member

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    maybe not the answers, I expected ;)
    Of course, it is working without any flaws. But still, I would like to have a MBP within 2009. So, I WILL sell it (not because the dent).

    To be honest, I do not expect everybody on the market (like ebay) is crazy as us and would mind SOOO much about the dent and the scratch (it is a workhorse and not jewelry for 99% ... :)

    Still I love the MB.
     
  6. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    It is kinda hard to give you a suggestion on the price that you should ask for when selling your MB. I guess it all comes down to how desperate you are to sell that MB, how much you are willing to drop the price, & so on...
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    if you still love it, then keep it.
     

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