Dent in MBP-HELP!!

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  1. BJB Productions, Nov 27, 2009
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    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.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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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.
     
  3. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've got to learn to deal with it..but I'm very hyper about my Mac. :eek:
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Age will help you get over that. Give it a few years.
     
  5. rkmac macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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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.
     
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  8. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Lol, I think that would take the screen right off. :D
     
  9. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  10. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  11. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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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...
     
  12. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  13. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  14. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    too bad sarcasm wasn't an option in the applestore.
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This should do the trick nicely!:
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    Only $24.99 at Sears! :D
    Good job! :D
     
  16. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's why I recommended a nice, shiny, new hammer! Jus' tryin' to help! :D
     
  18. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm...I could make some aluminum modern art with that. :D
     
  19. BlackiBook macrumors 6502

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    Just deal with it buddy! anything you try to do to fix it could possibly make things worse!
     
  20. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That is what I am hearing....
     
  21. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like a lot of wasted time
     
  22. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I want it to last as long as possible..so I like to take care of my things...
     
  23. BlackiBook macrumors 6502

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    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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    Lol so am I:rolleyes:
     

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