Dent in macbook pro, how to remove?

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  1. eliteneo macrumors member

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    Hey- I have the pervious generation of apples macbook pro's and on the metal casing on the other side of the screen has a little dent it in, but very noticeable, i was wondering if anyone knew if i could remove it?

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  2. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Pretty sure you cant. Unless you take the piece off and pop it out with body hammers or something. Unless it was perfect enough for one of those automotive hot glue dent poppers.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    once u put a dent on it that is it, you can't do anything about it.
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    You really can't do anything. If it's small, there isn't anything you can use to pop it back out.
     
  5. Celedral macrumors 6502

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    I just place a sticker on top of it. Takes away some of the eyesore, but knowing that there's a dent won't go away
     
  6. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    just get a protective case from Speck, should cover it up and make it less noticeable or be too much of a concern.

    not mtuch you can do than just replacing that part and really its not worth it (easier said im sure)
     
  7. mokeiko macrumors 6502

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    Just take the cover off, go to your local Dent Doctors and let them take it out. They do excellent work rubbing out dents and it won't hurt to give them a try.

    mokeiko
     
  8. Feng Shui macrumors regular

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    You can always make another dent to make it look symmetrical. :)
     
  9. OneBlueFire macrumors member

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    ROFLMAO!!!
     
  10. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    LoL
     
  11. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    i don't have a dent myself, but anybody tried these dent doctors, because i thought they do doors and cars. I mean has anybody had an experience with them fixing a laptop?
     
  12. celtikmind macrumors 6502

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    Are you talking about dent'ists?

    :D
     
  13. eliteneo thread starter macrumors member

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    hahahah half you guys are worthless but funny
    yeah i saw some stupid dent remover that you can do on your own at come for like 15$ called like dent popper, how much would it cost to try and get some dent ppl to try and pop it out? it would take them like 2 seconds if it would work....
     
  14. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    :D no seriously they are called dent doctors, then fix dents in doors and cars. Hey OP i am not sure about the price, but i don't see a harm of trying them (Only if they look like they do know what they are doing)
     
  15. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Their basically hot glue and a suction cup on a bolt that reverse screws up and pops the dent. If its a weak enough dent it will work. Its for sheet metal so it will prob work on the thin aluminum. heat guns pop out hail damage on cars. Id be too scared to do it on mine though.
     
  16. Hayduke60 macrumors regular

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    If there is no crease in the metal, you can set your macbook in the sun to heat it up a little bit.... play some games on it. Once it's warm to the touch. Rub a small piece of dry ice down in the dent. It may scream and make some strange noises. But the shrinking metal will cause the dent to go away. You may have to try this more than once to get the results you are looking for. I know that this works on sheet metal. Aluminum being more malleable may not spring back the way you want. But it may be worth a try.

    The sticker option is a viable alternative.
     

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