Do Not Break Your Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ///alpinepower, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. ///alpinepower macrumors member

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    I have a broken top case, warranty claim pending (not material to this post, in any case), and just learned they are on backorder until January 7, 2008. I have to buy another computer in the mean time to stay productive..... :mad:
     
  2. jnc macrumors 68020

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    I shall follow this sagely counsel until my demise...
     
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps a better moral: Do Not Get A Macbook Pro.
    The MBs are tougher. Aluminum's pretty,
    but it's barely better than a laptop made of glass.
    I buy a computer to do work, to take hits...
    not to dent at the first brush with a bedpost. :^)
     
  4. lil'homunculus macrumors regular

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    Are you clumsy???:rolleyes:
     
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Sometimes! Thank goodness I've never been clumsy with an MBP, though. :D No, I've never banged a computer into a bedpost. But the facts on paper and the facts in the field show the MBP is a dent-magnet in comparison to a lot of machinery out there. My statements stand!
     
  6. PowerBook User macrumors regular

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    For some reason "Do not break your MacBook Pro" sounds like a company disclaimer. Anyone remember "Do not eat iPod Shuffle?" :p

    Also, is the case part on back order or is the computer?
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    Or get a hard case for your MBP, like the Speck I have.
     
  8. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Or you just be careful with you $2500 computer.
     
  9. ///alpinepower thread starter macrumors member

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    the part itself is on backorder
     
  10. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Such novel concepts are bound to cause confusion...
     
  11. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    Where do you live? I know here in Toronto there is a store called CPUsed that does repairs on macs. I got saved once because they sold individual replacement keys so I didn't have to buy a new keyboard from apple for $150.
     
  12. zblaxberg Guest

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    its on backorder because we are getting new laptops in january
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Why would anyone want to do that? :confused: ;) :D :)
     
  14. amrk47 macrumors regular

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    i dont understand

    are they fixing it under warranty or no?
     
  15. neversleepalone macrumors newbie

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    thats what i'm hoping for.
     
  16. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Looks like the repair's been delayed until Jan 7 because of a parts issue. In the meantime, he still needs a computer.

    Personally (but i'm at law school!), I'd press for a new machine if you believe the timeframe for repair is not reasonable.
     
  17. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Or just don't buy a bed frame that has bedposts.
     
  18. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    The aluminum will dent, but the plastic on a macbook can also crack (do a search if you don't believe me). They're both prone to problems. The truth is, no 1" thin computer will take excessive hits well. That's just not what they were built for.

    Now, I think you should invest in some new bedposts (or perhaps even a better pair of glasses if it's a frequent problem :p)! ;) :p

    OP, have you considered hooking your mbp up to an external for the time being? From your OP, I couldn't really gather what exactly wasn't working.
     
  19. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    usually if it takes this long apple will agree to give you a new machine
     
  20. amrk47 macrumors regular

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    thats impressive how apple will repair the dent
     
  21. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    I bet Apple would introduce a SteelBook if majority of laptop users manage to break their hardware during the warranty period. Because AluminumBook sells so well I must assume that majority of laptop users avoid abusing their "precious".
     
  22. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    I had an accident with my macbook pro today which involved me getting pushed (accidently, my roommate tripped over my dog... yes.. my small annoying dog, and fell into me) into the door frame with my macbook pro and it took what I feel is quite a decent hit directly on it's right side (while open mind you) into the door and there was not a mark on it. I was rather impressed to tell you the truth, especially after all the horror stories of such easy denting the aluminum is.

    I think for a 1 inch thin laptop it is quite sturdy.
     
  23. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    Is it not usable with a broken top case?
     
  24. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    I second this option.
     
  25. CashGap macrumors 6502

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    Remember "Do not taunt HappyFunBall"?
     

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