Best way to reattach the silver letters?

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  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    My K fell off of my MacBook Pro (under the screen), they are little metallic stickers. What do you think is the best way to reattach it? I don't really want to make a mess of the bezel with glue but I also don't want it to fall off again. Any ideas?
     
  2. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    I couldn't give you a suggestion for the fear that you may cause cosmetic damage to the aluminium when using adhesives.

    However, I would suggest that if you are close to an Apple Store, that you should take it in and get them to do it. This should be covered under warranty unless as a result of accidental damage.

    David
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Krazy Glue?

    Besides what wrong with owning a MacBoo?
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Awww MacBoo Boo....comehere. :p

    I'll go with krazy-glue.
     
  5. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Thin the krazy glue down with something, otherwise the droplet will be bigger than the letter you are trying to stick on. Whew. Good luck with that.
     
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    Wow, I didn't realize they were stickers...

    I really don't know what to tell you, I would rather have a MacBoo then a bunch of excess glue on the bezel though...
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I doubt it is covered. Apple warranties don't usually include cosmetic problems.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If your computer looks new enough, you could say they sold you a non-authentic computer. :p
     
  9. H4Inf macrumors newbie

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    That's interesting... I hope they can fix it for you!

    the other day I noticed the reflection in my Macbook Pro label looked quite odd.. check it out.. maybe my letters are coming off too!! I could end up with a MacBok Po

    [​IMG]

    yuck its dusty !
     
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    LOL!!! I never saw that hahaha... thats gold!!!
     
  12. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    This isn't cosmetic damage. It is poor craftsmanship. Unless, as I said, it is a result of accidental damage, Apple will deal with this without a problem.

    David
     
  13. e12a macrumors 68000

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    this will be interesting, because the clamshells come in one piece, LCD and all. I wonder if they'll replace it just for a sticker.
     
  14. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No way, they'll tell you to sod off if that's what you want.
     
  15. e12a macrumors 68000

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    i have a feeling that will be their response as well. Apple will not cover this.
     
  16. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    On my PowerBook, near the trackpad, all the paint was pealing off after I had it just 3 months. Apple said that since the paint did not effect usability or performance, it was considered cosmetic and thus not covered by the warranty.
     
  17. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, there's quite the difference there and I've explained this concept before.

    What you describe is normal wear and tear, but the letters falling off from the bezel is not since, well, you don't rest your hands there to type on the display, do you?

    I'll repeat, take it to the Apple Store. This is not cosmetic damage. They will sort it. If they don't, write a strongly worded letter/email to The Big Cheese.
     
  18. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Three months is normal wear and tear?
     
  19. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Seriously? I can't believe that you still want to fight this. I'm not here to debate your problem. Many MBP/PowerBook models show signs of wear on the palmrest area after a short while, but it can very between individuals.

    It is still an entirely different issue from the OP's problem, which is obviously not caused by wear and tear.

    To the OP, I wonder if you got this sorted out? Let us know how you get on with Apple.
     
  20. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'm just shocked that you consider it wear and tear after only 3 months. I'd agree if it were a year or two, but not 3 months. I understand that Apple didn't want to replace it, but I still can't believe anyone would consider that normal. Maybe my expectations for the product are just too high.
     

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