Can nMP locking mechanism cause damage?

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  1. glas0203 macrumors member

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    Just got the base model Mac Pro Late 2013. I opened it and was very careful. It seemed that the little plastic ring right above the slot for the locking mechanism to sit in got scratched/dented. I lined the cover up and was careful but it seemed to happened without me knowing. Anyone else have this issue? Just curious thats all! Either way I am very very happy with this machine! Great to finally see and feel the design quality in person!
     
  2. flat five macrumors 601

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    i think it's too soon to tell if there will be any widespread issues on things like this.
     
  3. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    Could we see a picture?
     
  4. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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    The plastic ring was scratched? Sounds like a job for a Sharpie pen.
     
  5. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    I did that on my PS4 as well.
     
  6. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    You should ask phil schiller..whatever his name is...because he'll tell you exactly the same thing he told others about iPhone 5..."it's normal."
     
  7. glas0203 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll post some pictures later today. Again it isn't a bit deal, just figured I would ask:)
     
  8. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

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    Post pics - show what you're seeing
     
  9. glas0203 thread starter macrumors member

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    Here is the picture. It show the mark/indent made on the circular part of the case.
     

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  10. glas0203 thread starter macrumors member

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    Above is your picture you asked for.
     
  11. golf1410, Jan 14, 2014
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    golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    Is that metal part? Are you sure that dent wasn't there at the first place when you bought it?
     
  12. glas0203 thread starter macrumors member

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    It is the hard plastic that sits on the metal housing. I don't know for sure if it was there when I first bought it, but I highly doubt it. I figure apple has higher quality standards than leaving that there and shipping it. But you never know.
     
  13. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

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    I'm upgrading the memory in mine tonight and will take a look to see if I see the same
     
  14. glas0203 thread starter macrumors member

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    Great! Thanks
     
  15. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

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    No similar ding on mine. Although, I could see how it could happen if you didn't line it up and dropped the cover down...
     
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    I just got mine today. After inspection, there is a scratch right where the latch of the cover contact where it sits. Moreover, Couple little small dents are at the vent of the fan on the top of Mac Pro. Should I leave it?
     
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    Might be best to have it replaced by Apple since you got this brand new at a premium price. The unit should not have any scratches and dents. If you decide to keep the unit and later on would want for a replacement the processing with Apple might be harder.
     
  19. golf1410, Mar 8, 2014
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    golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    Have the same problem. Got it last night. First thing is open the cover up before I powered it on. I got 2 marks.
     
  20. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    "form over function" cubed

    Why are you even worried about minor scratches that can only be seen when the computer is off and the cover is removed?
     

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