Dropped Macbook Fix the Damage?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kolin_bird, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. kolin_bird macrumors newbie

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    I was walking and I slipped on some Ice with my Macbook in my bag, gladly everything worked but 2 marks appeared on the top right-hand side of the chassis of my MacBook (on the pictures) no dents or anything just paint damage. Anything I can do to repair the damage without taking it into Apple?

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    Thank you!
     
  2. uptownnyc macrumors 6502

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  3. kolin_bird thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very rough for me ;(
     
  4. uptownnyc macrumors 6502

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    ok
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    If you want to try to make those marks less visible, and the case is not actually bent, you can try to match the color, probably a flat silver, with a touch-up paint pen. You can usually find something close enough at any large craft store.
     
  6. lpolarityl, Mar 21, 2018
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    lpolarityl macrumors 6502

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    Am I the only one wondering how marks appeared on the keyboard area when the laptop is closed and inside a backpack? Did you have any damage to the top of the MacBook?

    I'm with @uptownnyc. If it is just cosmetic, personally I would just live with it. Maybe find a paint to match or just cover it with a dBrand or ColorWare skin.
     
  7. exogeneity macrumors member

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    Nothing much except doing the suggestions given above. A case replacement is not worth it.
     
  8. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    Isn’t there an sd card slot on that side? It looks like there was a card inserted and the force from that caused the marks in the metal (distressing it so to speak).
     
  9. nutjob macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing you can do is make it worse. MacBooks are not painted, they're made out of bare aluminium which is then anodised.
     
  10. MichaelDT macrumors regular

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    Damn, looks like what happens when you rip an hdmi cord out forcefully. Only fix is new top case sadly.
     
  11. Queen6 macrumors 604

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    Battle scars, adds character, save your money for the next one. Don't baby your computer use it to make a difference :)

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