Did your Macbook Pro 13" come without a blemish from the factory?

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  1. dlpowered89, Jan 18, 2017
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    dlpowered89 macrumors newbie

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    TL-DR - Ordered Macbook Pro 13 8/512 and came with scratches on the display hinge.

    I am well aware of this happening on 15", but I haven't witnessed too many on 13" at least on this forum.
     
  2. jksu macrumors regular

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    my 2016 13" mbp 8/512 non-touch was pristine (via b&h)
     
  3. Mal_Reynolds macrumors newbie

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    My first space grey 13'' tb mbp 16G/500G had a significant nick on the right palm rest.
    My replacement had a small chip in the space grey finish on the right palm rest and a small nick on the display edge and on the right, top edge of the base.
    I'm still waiting for my second replacement.
     
  4. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    My original 2016 non-touchbaar 13" MBP was flawless. I traded that in for the 15" tMBP and that machine was flawless as well. Then, I ended up swapping that for a 13" tMBP and once again The newest machine was perfect as well. And I inspected each machine thoroughly, under bright light immediately after unboxing.

    Meanwhile, others are on their 3rd or 4th replacement, all having blemish/scratch issues. I guess I'm just one of the lucky ones.

    The only "issue" I've had with any of the machines was a slightly loose Touch ID/power button on the 15".
     
  5. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Mine looks flawless but I didn't give it a once over with a magnifying glass so there may very well be something there that's not obvious to the naked eye..
     
  6. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to hear your blemish. I first ordered a nTB but decided I wanted a TB. Both where splendid condition.
     
  7. GBlansten macrumors regular

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    No blemishes for me but I was hoping for some since they don't bother me.
     
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  10. blairian89, Jan 18, 2017
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    My 13" was flawless when I got it and it remains that way today; Space Gray.

    My 15" is the classic Silver and it was flawless when I received it; remains that way today as well.

    The build has been rather impeccable in my experience, although I have had a couple of problems that Apple has gladly fixed for me.
     
  11. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    My 13" Space Grey MBP was flawless out of the box. After nearly two months of heavy use, it still looks pretty good; but the rubber feet became worn within a few days of owning the computer.
     
  12. PieTunes macrumors 6502

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    13" non touch bar in classic silver, came beautifully flawless out of the package.
     
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    Both my 15" were flawless (BTO). I had to replace the first one because of a defective fan.
     
  15. lobo1978 macrumors 6502

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    ALL my MacBooks were flawless - so is the current MacBook 13" TB.

    Can you post a photo of this blemish?
     
  16. Branflaakes macrumors 6502

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    Wait how did you find out your fan was defective? I want to make sure mine isnt!
     
  17. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    Oh trust me, you would notice. It started making a grinding noise, as if one of the blades was hitting against the chassis at every rotation. PRRRRRRR... here's the video:

     
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  19. blairian89 macrumors 6502

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    I too had a defective fan in my 15" BTO. I had mine shipped to Apple and they replaced the fan no questions asked; works flawlessly now!
     
  20. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502

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    My 13 TB was blemish free from the factory. Today it slid into my ipad and put a couple small marks on the lid. Bummer, but hey its life.
     
  21. Acronyc, Jan 19, 2017
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    My 13" nTB (16/512) in silver came perfect without any blemishes or problems. I got it two months ago and it's been running perfect since.
     
  22. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    I would have preferred to get mine repaired as well, but they were unable as they didn't have any repair capabilities yet. Hence they replaced the whole unit.
     

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