Dent in MBP-HELP!!

BJB Productions

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Hey folks,
I'm one of those over-hyper-super-sensitive Mac owners now typing from a newly dented 15'' (Aluminum, late 2008) MBP. It's a small dent, and does not seem to effect the screen much, but its driving me INSANE. Is there anyway to fix this? I was thinking, is there any type of suction dent removal? I know they do that on cars that have dents..

I'm pretty sure Apple Care does not cover "small dents" and would not replace my screen for something that does not even really effect my screen.

Anyone know of any fixes?? I'm SO BUMMED. :mad: :(

I will post pics later tonight.
 
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GGJstudios

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I'm pretty sure Apple Care does not cover "small dents" and would not replace my screen for something that does not even really effect my screen, (it does a little)
You're right; AppleCare will not cover any physical damage, even if it did affect functionality. Accidents are not covered in any way. Anything you do to try to repair it could result in making it worse. As long as it doesn't affect functioning, I'd learn to live with it.
 

BJB Productions

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You're right; AppleCare will not cover any physical damage, even if it did affect functionality. Accidents are not covered in any way. Anything you do to try to repair it could result in making it worse. As long as it doesn't affect functioning, I'd learn to live with it.
I've got to learn to deal with it..but I'm very hyper about my Mac. :eek:
 

rkmac

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I have the same model MBP as you, and I stood on mine about 1 week after I got it, and created a small crease-like dent in the lid. I've completely forgot its there and you just have to learn to live with it because its not covered by warranty.
 

Sun Baked

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There are also the Pops A Dent glue type kits, but likely the glue they use has sheer strength geared toward much thicker/stronger steel.

I can see you pulling the dent out perfectly fine, and then twisting the screen into a pretzel when you try to remove the glued on rod.
 

BJB Productions

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on a serious note, if you wanted to take it apart, you can get that dent out easily with some time and wood and a press....depending on where abouts the dent is.
Its "halfway to the apple" if you know what I mean..I'll post pics in a bit, i'm just scared to take apart my screen, because if I mess something up, i'm hosed.
 

MovieCutter

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It's a small dent, and does not seem to effect the screen much, but its driving me INSANE.
Perhaps it's time to focus your energy on more important things...get over it

I'll post pics in a bit, i'm just scared to take apart my screen, because if I mess something up, i'm hosed.
Lemme guess. It looks like a small dent in aluminum...

On a serious note, I say you take your MBP apart and bang the dent out...it's a smart idea that runs absolutely no risk of you damaging your precious laptop further and ACTUALLY voiding your warranty. Much better than just accepting it as a cosmetic blemish that doesn't effect the actual function of the machine...
 

BJB Productions

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Perhaps it's time to focus your energy on more important things...get over it



Lemme guess. It looks like a small dent in aluminum...

On a serious note, I say you take your MBP apart and bang the dent out...it's a smart idea that runs absolutely no risk of you damaging your precious laptop further and ACTUALLY voiding your warranty. Much better than just accepting it as a cosmetic blemish that doesn't effect the actual function of the machine...
Ok, I'm going to act stupid and make a fool of myself and ask, are you being sarcastic or are you really suggesting that?
 

MovieCutter

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Ok, I'm going to act stupid and make a fool of myself and ask, are you being sarcastic or are you really suggesting that?
If you have to ask...:rolleyes:

Seriously though, don't worry about it. It's not an issue. You put a small dent in aluminum..it's not hard to do. I've done it, thousands of others have done it, and you are simply wasting your time even thinking about it. Even worse is the fact that you would actually think I'm serious about taking apart a machine that is notoriously difficult to disassemble unless you've done it a dozen times. Forget about it and move on with your life.
 

BlackiBook

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Thank you. :D Yes..I know I should move on..I just am that kind of person who practically polishes my Mac every day. And..now this.
I used to be that way until I realized that my iBook G4 is still in perfect condition but it is on a shelf never used... You will forget about it in a few months! Oh and sorry for posting without reading the whole thread!
 

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