Dented Aluminum because of iPhone!

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  1. Skydivincoastie macrumors member

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    I fell asleep the other night, and never put my new aluminum in it's incase sleeve! My iPhone dropped over the bed, hitting the aluminum and putting a nice dent into the metal :mad: I'm very sad about this...any idea how to get that dent out? It didn't bend, just put a ding in it...
     
  2. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    There probably isn't a way and you most likely will have to deal with it.
     
  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Who's dinged - the iphone or the ibook?

    The dinger gets a mandatory time-out.

    The dingee might be "fixable" with one of those small dent remover kits for cars. (basically superglue and a q-tip - pull the dent then remove the glue residue) But it will still be noticeable to some extent.
     
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  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Someone once used a plunger, like people who lift dents out of cars do. Apparently it worked. Some sort of heavy duty suction is in order.


    Yes I am kidding.
     
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  9. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    A plunger might be a little on the large side - and you also may get some poop particles on your :apple: . I'd suggest a suction cup. ;) :D
     
  10. rs7 macrumors regular

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    The MacBook got dinged while it was in the InCase sleeve? Isn't it supposed to protect is reasonably well?
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You're fun.
     
  12. Skydivincoastie thread starter macrumors member

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    lol..I wil just leave it as a battle wound...o well it sucks...maybe i can find some dead pixels lol
     
  13. DaSyce macrumors newbie

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    Paintless dent removal?

    Take it to a local bodyshop.
     
  14. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    Bodyshops use a very strong magnet which will harm the computer.

    I know it really sucks and you want to punch a wall over it, but it looks like you may have to just deal with it. Try a plunger.
     
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  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Finding dead pixels will now do you no good. Reason being is the dent will somehow be the root cause for every other issue. I've learned, mostly from Apple discussions and here that having any real dent in your laptop is like a get of the warranty free card for Apple. It may be store specific, but it seems each person to report an issue who has used their laptop like every laptop should be used (ie: dents/scratches) are faced with this issue.
     
  17. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Option 1: Body putty, 400 grit sandpaper, aluminum paint, sealer, polishing wheel.

    Option 2: badge of a power user.
     
  18. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    It is, and it probably would have, had the OP placed it in the sleeve. It might also benefit you to read more carefully next time.

    To the OP, sorry to hear that. At least it'll give your MB some character! And you'll always be able to identify it now... Definitely glad I got a Tucano Second Skin for mine now though.
     
  19. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    i was holding my home phone with my ear, and went down to get my powerbook from the floor...BanG! new dent
     
  20. Storm Shadow macrumors regular

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    for dents where the metal itself is not creased - ie a smooth dent - it should be possible to use something very cold like dry ice to bring it out.

    Have a look on google for videos of it being done on cars. If the metal is warm to begin with and then you use something like dry ice the sudden cold causes the metal to contract and the dent should pop out.
     
  21. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh i was going to say this! Plunger FTW!;)
     

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