Dent on MBP SD Card Port

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  1. sfzMacBookPro macrumors newbie

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    As you can see in the photo, I managed to dent the area around my SD Card port. The bottom edge is more dented than the top (which you may not even be able to notice is dented in the photo).

    Is it possible to bend or pop this dent out? Or would I just need to buy a new case?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I think you're SOL and your warranty will probably be voided if you swap cases.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Provided you break something while you're doing it. :D

    The only situation that I can see his warranty being void is if the unibody part of the case is the part that has the serial number on it. Otherwise, how are they to know?
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The image doesn't load for me but it's a unibody. Correct me if I'm wrong but the serial and sd slot reside on the same piece of the notebook.
     
  5. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    What picture?
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Okay, then. I don't own one myself, but if that's the case, consider it void. :(
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Dents in the unibody casing are difficult to fix. It doesn't really matter if you change it; the sudden motion sensor has already registered the rapid deceleration so the Apple techs will know you dropped it.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The SMS doesn't log anything. :confused:

    Its only use is to sense motion to park the HDD heads.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It does. Well, at least according to the Genius I was talking to in Geneva.

    "Well, it doesn't look like you dropped it or anything since there are no motion sensor flags."
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Several dozen grains of salt, man. ;)
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not really. Does it really seem like a stretch to imagine that Apple has a backdoor route to denying people Applecare service?
     
  12. sfzMacBookPro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, does the photo show up here:

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    And notably, I've never dropped my MBP...my guess is that the dent came while sliding the laptop on a table into something hard. I really don't remember the exact circumstances though.
     
  13. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

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    :confused:

    1) That is not a Unibody MBP
    2) That is not an SD card slot
     
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  15. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    That doesn't even look that bad. You could probably get a pair of pliers and straighten it out yourself.
     
  16. sfzMacBookPro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, this is an early 2008 MBP I think. Also, if its not an SD Card Slot, what is it?
     
  17. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    It's an express card slot - do not try to put a SD card in that!

    The dent doesn't look too bad, I'm pretty sure you could bend it out again if you've got the right tools. If you use pliers, make sure you pad them so you don't scratch up the aluminium coating...

    Fabian
     
  18. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    If you dont know unibody from classic or SD slot from express slot, sounds like you better stay away from DIY, prob. do more harm then good.
     

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