Bent bottom case on MBP

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  1. IntenseKipp macrumors newbie

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    The bottom case of my MBP has a few dents in it. The aluminum seems to bend very easy. The computer opens and closes fine. The only thing I cant use is the video slot (far side right).


    Where could I get a new bottom case put on. Applecar wont do anything for me other than charging $600!!!!!!

    thanks guys!!
     

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  2. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    What happened to that thing? Did someone sit on it?
     
  3. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    Try ifixit.com, and check back often. If they don't have it today, they may have it next week.

    Right now they don't have one for a 17 incher, but they do have a 15 inch bottom case for 249.00.
     
  4. IntenseKipp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha. No one sat on it!!

    Honestly I take care really good care of my computer. Im a student so I lug my computer to class and around campus.

    The damaged actually happened in its case and inside my backback. I must of put down my backpack to hard or something!!
     
  5. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I think you need this part. It's $250. Good luck installing it though....

    Edit: to slow
     
  6. IntenseKipp thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. NateNateNate macrumors newbie

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    Ahh it reallly hurts to see those pictures..
    Good luck getting it fixed though

    let us know how it turns out incase anyone else ever needs a whole new bottom casing ;)
     
  8. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    Just follow the ifixit guides. It should be fairly straight forward.

    What's there to worry about? The thing's already broken.

    **Update**
    Nevermind about the ifixit guide. They don't have a complete tear down of the MBP yet.
     
  9. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    That is what you get for buying a tin can of a computer :rolleyes:
     
  10. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Replacing the bottom of a MBP is somewhat involved. ifixit has great step by step instructions though. The bending of the bottom case has been a cronic issue with the aluminum PBs and with the MBPs. I wish Apple as able to fix it.
     
  11. MaddieBrad macrumors regular

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    Dood... you need to get a Speck case... or something with some balls.

    And as far as you saying you take care of your rig? Bahhhhh! Its a laptop, not a calculus book.

    ;)
     
  12. /V\acpower macrumors 6502

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    Just for curiosity : what happens when you try to push back the case into place ?
     
  13. IntenseKipp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried pushing certain areas back. No luck, the aluminium will bend in then come back. It basically needs to be replaced. I'm no rush though as the computer works fine. All the connections are fine and functionable, exepct the video (but I never use that).

    So anyone have any advice where to get the part intalled professionally????
     
  14. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    You might try making friends with one of the Geeks at Best Buy. My friend on the Geek Squad helps me out with most of my "professional grade" repairs.
     

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