Dented Macbook Pro

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  1. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    So I dented my MacBook Pro and wanted to see how much roughly(in NZ Dollars) it would cost.

    Here is the dented corner:
     

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  2. srxtr macrumors 6502a

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    Those look like ugly scratches than dents.

    You can do what this guy did and sand your MBP using sandpaper:

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    It's free (aside from cost of sandpaper)
     
  3. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I doubt its going to be cheap.
    Like 900USD when done by Apple.

    Since this is a UNIbody, it has to replace the whole body just to fix one dent/scratches
     
  4. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What about a 3rd party? I've seen them fix it for 300 NZ.If not should I sell this one and then get a new one?

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    Ummm O.O
     
  5. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Please any one have an idea how much it would cost?
     
  6. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    Third party may be a little cheaper but probably not by much. I don't see why you need to sell it and get a new one. Do the dents affect its ability to operate? They look cosmetic.
     
  7. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah the air flow has been stuffed up it heats up more.
     
  8. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see how that affects air flow, the vents are along the hinge, the black portion thats near the charging port.
     
  9. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry my dad had that problem with his PC I *really* dont know how I got it confused with my laptop,Any what would you say from a 3rd party that I would at least get it fixed 100 dollars cheaper?
     
  10. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    MAYBE $100 cheaper, but just google'd the parts and they are pretty expensive. I would say since its cosmetic not to stress it. Its just not worth the money to fix it.
     
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    macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know this sounds strange but I LITERALLY lose sleep over the dent my dad said he would get it fixed but I just want it to be the cheapest possible.
     
  12. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    I would probably have apple do it as if you have an unauthorized repair center do it, it may void your warranty.
     
  13. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No my warranty is already gone plus I dont have an apple store where I live,and btw thanks for helping me out it really means alot:)
     
  14. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Bottom plate can be fixed but the body and screen bezel cant be done by alone.
    You prob need an official person with tools doing that.
     
  15. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Which means an apple authorized reseller *sigh*
     
  16. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Who's laughing at you? Maybe you should sort out your attitude before you post on these forums.

    Also, a google search for "MacBook pro repairs" or something related is likely to give you a much better idea than posters here.
     
  17. HBP macrumors member

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    It's a big waste of money to get this fixed. Either patch it up yourself (scrub down the damage to remove the black, leave as is or color in), or just sell it to someone who doesn't care and buy new.
     
  18. mfuchs88, Apr 19, 2012
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    I think you just answered your own question then.. And nobody's laughing at you or your dent, so I'd suggest changing your attitude if you expect any more help from people here.
     
  19. roofz macrumors regular

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    It's honestly not that bad. And I don't really see a dent, but it looks more like scratches.

    If you are really losing sleep over it, then you may have OCD.

    A cheap way to help cover up the scratches: take it to your local auto body shop, and ask them for touch up paint that would match the aluminum color of the shell. It should cost about $15.
     
  20. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    I have to admit after reading that line and calling me an a**hole I laughed. I don't think it's worth the money to fix, but the auto body shop sounds like a good idea! ^
     
  21. syan48306 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, its isn't worth the money. You need to replace the Bottom cover (relatively cheap), the unibody (expensive) AND the top lid (again, expensive). Essentially you're replacing the entire exterior of the computer.

    If it really bothers you that much, grab a speck case and stick it in that and you'll never see the dents again.

    https://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-cases/macbook-pro.html

    It's not worth the 500+ dollars just to get it fixed cosmetically. If anything you can probably sell it on ebay and put the 500 dollars towards a new laptop.
     
  22. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah u should just sand those spots down to remove the black spots and that's about it. Too much money to change out those 2 aluminum parts (unibody and screen).
     
  23. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Cant you just get it done by where you heard you can get it fixed for 300?
    And put a case on it.
    I highly recommend Speck Seethru case.
    Protects from dents and scratches.
     
  24. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

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    Sand it, putty if necessary and Cerakote it. just an idea.
     
  25. macbook pro i5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry I was bait stressed didn't mean to have an attitude :eek:

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    As stated above I was a little stressed with an eassy and it said 100 views but only two replies so i also got pissed at that:eek:

    Once again sorry guys:(

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    Right does anyone have any good spec cases in mind?
     

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