Dented MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pvtjokr88, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. pvtjokr88 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2012
    Big problem, Ive got this early 2011 13" MBP, and its got a dent right in the middle of the bottom. Even the keyboard is pushing up a little bit and the trackpad is cracked. The insides dont really appear damaged that much, maybe a mm or 2 out of wack, but apparently enough to cause issues.

    I was hopin to get some advice from all the apple wizards here. Is there a possibility that any of the hardware i have is worth anything; optical drive, hard drive, display, battery, or whatever else is in there. Would be nice to not have this be a complete loss.

    Apple will fix it for 800$, but for that price i think id rather just save up for a brand new one.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Does it function fine? If so just use it and learn to love the battle scars. I've got a couple, gives it character.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    It is not worth fixing at this point if it functions. I wouldn't bother as long as it worked. I may even try to buy a new case off eBay but otherwise, I wouldn't pay $800 to have it fixed.
  4. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    Does the MBP even boot up? What was the Apple diagnosis? An $800 quote sounds like a logic board and or display problem.
  5. pvtjokr88 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2012
    for the first 5 days i couldn't get anything out of it more than a few beeps. good point though, i can't really say i dig the way it looks, but it has a raised a few questions when people ask how the hell my comp still works when its all sorts of beat up.

    those were my thoughts exactly, it felt like i had a 1500$ paperweight. but given recent developments i might see about a new trackpad or if i can come up on a new bottom piece. (or whatever the bottom cover is called)

    its working fine now, but at first when i took it took apple they looked at it for 5 seconds and told me that it was going to be an $800 repair, they didn't even take it out of my hands. i know what you mean about the logic board though, the logic board had needed replacing on this very same laptop and i was quoted $280 but they ended up doing it for free. maybe policy is different from store to store??

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