Anyone heard of a dented case shorting out a MBP?

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  1. Tom McMahon macrumors member

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    Some guy was telling me its a known failure mode and he's had two do it. I've NEVER seen or heard of that happening. And considering anodized aluminum doesn't conduct electricity, I don't see how it could.
     
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    I don't think that really makes a lot of sense.
     
  4. Kyttlin macrumors newbie

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    Uhh, was it a really big dent? Maybe big enough to make circuits on the main board touch another and cause a short... (ie bend stuff internally)

    Need more details.
     
  5. Tom McMahon thread starter macrumors member

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    He's saying a simple common dent can cause it....

    I think he's full of the shiat myself. I've seen pictures (as I'm sure everyone else here has) of a MBP that was run over by a car and still worked.

    He said if the dent is big enough, it can cause the boards to rub through the anodizing and cause the short, again I called BS as you can't really 'rub through' anodizing...it's not paint.
     
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    I doubt it could have been shorted out by the case, but I suppose a smashed case could bend/break lots of the insides causing a short.
     
  7. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    now that i doubt, the screen anyways
     
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