Dented macbook pro

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  1. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    hello guys i dented my macbook pro 2011 dropping it on concrete on accident it works and all but the dent is small and annoying i don't have apple care so will apple replace the casing ?
     
  2. hammten macrumors regular

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    Even if you had applecare, the answer would be no. Be more careful from now on and be thankful the screen didnt break.
     
  3. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    picture?
     
  4. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Apple is responsible for faults & defects during the warranty period.

    The user is responsible for the proper care & handling.

    This is damage you'll have to live with. Alternately, if it really bothers you, sell it and buy another.
     
  5. Tortri macrumors 6502a

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    Im sure apple will fix it for a price.. The question is how much.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    just beacuse you want to laugh...! mean!
     
  8. greenchiliman macrumors 6502

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    Do you have homeowners or renters insurance? Sometimes this type of thing will be covered.
     
  9. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    well it would help to se the severeity of the dent
     
  10. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it is not bad it is barely noticable while in use but if the lid is closed then it is slightly noticeable i will be willing to pay but it depends how much
     
  11. -tWv-, Aug 18, 2011
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    Ok.. I'm pretty sure I just got lucky because the genius at my apple store decided to be nice, but about two months ago he replaced the casing of my Mac under applecare. This was on my previous laptop which was a late 2008 uMB. I had several dents and bends in the mac, and one that was big enough to prevent the bottom plate from fitting properly. I know for a fact that AppleCare does not cover cosmetic damage, but he had them replace the casing and also fixed the issue that I originally took it in for.

    If I didn't have AppleCare, the repairs they did would have cost ~700$, so I was very grateful.

    I got lucky, but I would take it into an apple store and see what they can do, you never know.
     
  12. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    It can't hurt to just take it in. You might luck out and get the most cool genius ever, or have to pay for it, or (worst case) nothing is done.

    There is no way to know by asking us.
     
  13. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    ironic
     
  14. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

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    How does he not have Apple Care if his Macbook is a 2011 model?
     
  15. krburrell macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  16. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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  17. hammten macrumors regular

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    I think he meant "extended applecare". But i could be wrong
     
  18. iBryton macrumors regular

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    To be honest , I dented the top of my MBP , not even a month old , and luckily they replaced it for free as a one time..
     
  19. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    If true, that's crazy lucky.
     
  20. babyt macrumors regular

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    wellllllll first off you bought a 2011 macbook pro?? then you should have apple care till 2012.


    [unless its been cancelled due to water damage i.e]


    but they don't fix cosmetic problems for free most of the time...
    pics?
     
  21. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes true i do not have the extended warranty to expensive
     
  22. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    I always thought applecare for a mac computer was Customer support/Warranty for 3 years instead of the standard 90 day support/1 year warranty
     

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