anyone else scratch the bottom when removing screws?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thadoggfather, May 28, 2010.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    I slipped up a few times and caused hairline scratches on the underside plate of my 13" MBP when I installed my Momentus XT (which I am now returning and getting X25-M). My heart dropped when I heard these screeching noises, but it doesn't look too bad and hopefully eliminates the OCD I tend to have with electronics.
     
  2. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    try iklear, i heard that removes slight imperfections.
     
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 604

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    I mean the scratches are deep enough it won't be removed with iKlear, guaranteed. But not so deep I can feel it when I run my fingers over it.

    I guess it's just something I'll have to get over :p

    not dings and no depth to it besides the look:

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  4. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    lol yeah, like everything else, things get old and boring. sucks it couldn't happen later down the line where the mbp wasn't as new :rolleyes: but it could be worse!
     
  5. ClassicII macrumors 6502

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    The good thing is thats its on the bottom and you will not be seeing it everyday. I would not worry about it.
     
  6. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    I did that once before, now I cover the area around the screw holes with masking tape. It's a good solution.
     
  7. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 604

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    yeah it really looks worse in those up close shots, it isn't as bad in person.
     
  8. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    :O u could get a metallic silver marker and hope it fades the look? just a thought :confused:
     
  9. ClassicII macrumors 6502

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    Oh thats nothing, over the life of the laptop you will eventually get more of those.
     
  10. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 604

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    thanks for the reassurances guys. Not going to bother exchanging (even though I couldn't use that as a reason to get a replacement, would have to "find" something else), worrying, or marking it up with silver Sharpie
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    The first step towards eliminating your OCD is to stop making/posting in threads like this one. Just flip your laptop over and get over it. Just offering some tough love.
     
  12. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    i wonder if they have rubber screw drivers to prevent such situations. like strong enough screw drivers, but soft enough to not scratch :rolleyes:
     
  13. ayeying macrumors 601

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    You need new screwdrivers. Unless you're applying a huge load of pressure on the screws, you shouldn't jump the torque and scratch the casing.

    With that said, I have scratched the bottom before on my systems but nothing that deep.
     

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