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jessdelgado0828

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So I just noticed one of my corners on my MacBook Air is dented. It's honestly not that big of a deal but it is REALLY bugging me. I found a device that fixes corners called PLIERTEK I inserted a picture. So I'm debating on purchasing it just because I'm not sure whether the screen needs to come off. On their picture it shows a MacBook Pro I believe which has the actual screen by the corner, but mine doesn't have the actual screen connected to the corner as you can see in the picture so i think the device would fit good so I just don't know what to do. Obviously I'm not a pro or even high tech like most of you probably are just need some opinions that's all.
 

MH01

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My concern is with the dent you have, it's more of a bend. You need to find a way to flatted it, and than use that tool, my concern is if you use that that , you will bend it more . Sometimes you can make things worse :(

Correction : there is a tool from them that also flattens the bend first

Also , check eBay, a top cover can be had for under $100. The tool is $140? I'd go a replacement cover. No matter what you do with the tool, it will always have a bend/dent
 
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kbk75

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My 2016 15" MBP came with a dent in the corner of the screen. I've decided to just ignore it because my dent looks more minor than yours.
 

jerryk

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My 2016 15" MBP came with a dent in the corner of the screen. I've decided to just ignore it because my dent looks more minor than yours.

I would have sent it back. But, only because of the possible resale hit because of the slight damage.
 

meteoreos

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My 2016 15" MBP came with a dent in the corner of the screen. I've decided to just ignore it because my dent looks more minor than yours.

Why on earth would you not send that back for another? You're paying so much for it, it best be perfect out of the box.
 

ZapNZs

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Holy crap what is the tool made of? Inconel? Grade V titanium? Platinum?

I agree that buying a new case might be the best way to go (or trying to locate a 3rd party repair shop that has the tool and just sells the service for a more reasonable price than $140). You might be able to find a salvage C2D model for less money than the tool!!!
 

kbk75

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I would have sent it back. But, only because of the possible resale hit because of the slight damage.

I tend to keep my MBPs for 4-5 years and then they get passed on to family / girlfriend, so I'm really not concerned with resale value tbh.

Why on earth would you not send that back for another? You're paying so much for it, it best be perfect out of the box.

If I lived in the USA I might have done that, thing is I'm in India and had this BTO system carried here by my sister, so sending it back is going to be a major inconvenience and, besides, it doesn't have any other issues that I've seen some people reporting, so I'm just ignoring the tiny dent, even though this thing cost a small fortune. Guess I'm picking my battles; if I sent it back and then got a system with a squeaky keyboard or some other issue, having waited a few weeks to get the replacement, I'd be kicking myself.
 
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