dropped MBP but only slightly damaged.

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  1. deathcab4xtina macrumors regular

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    I know apple doesnt cover this kind of repair... but does it void my warranty all together?

    this is the damage.. my poor baby is only a month old!
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    I was going to buy apple care down the road, but wont bother if i wont be able to use it for repairs not related to the cosmetic damage.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If Apple can show that a needed repair is attributed to the accident, they won't cover it. It just depends on what repairs may be needed. It doesn't automatically void your warranty coverage for everything.
     
  3. deathcab4xtina thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank god. the zipper was open on my bag for some reason and fell out when i got out of my car, it it my foot, think my toe is broken, so im lucky such little damage happened... might have the case replaced down the road... anyone know the cost on that? probably fine just getting the lid replaced
     
  4. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    If everything is working OK ... maybe you could make an appointment and have them check it out just to get it on record that everything is working 100% with the dented corner.

    I am not sure if it will work this way, but what have you got to lose at this point.
     
  5. deathcab4xtina thread starter macrumors regular

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    the corner is only slightly dented on the screen part, just scratched mostlly from the concrete..
     
  6. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

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    That is the main reason I keep mine in this .....
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    Some people will flame me saying it keeps my MBP to hot but I have been here surfing and watching youtube for an hour and my temps are 45c....so blah on the temp issue. I love the protection it gives me and keeps my baby from getting all dinged up. I was at a point where I can destroy a windows laptop in less than 6 months. You could say I am a little hard on them. My macbook is around a year old and not one scratch or ding.
     
  7. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    IMO, that is ugly as sin.
     
  8. rnelan7 macrumors 6502

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    I feel for you, that stinks big time. I wonder if a skin or case would even fit on it now with the dent.
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Ouch, that's a really hard one. (Whether you should buy AppleCare or not)

    I would try to sell it, take a bit of a loss, and then just start over with a new Macbook Pro. You wouldn't want your warranty to go to waste if you buy it.

    Actually, you can return AppleCare and get it prorated, if that is what you want to do as well
     
  10. DePaulBlueDemon macrumors regular

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    What brand of case is this? New to the Mac World and I don't recognize the logo.
     
  11. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Tupperware :cool:
     
  12. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    I actually lol'd when I saw this comment. Seriously, if you have to get a case, get one that looks nice. Get a Speck or an Incase... MUCH higher quality. I had one of those (Macally btw) cases on my old MacBook and it was soooo ugly.
     
  13. deathcab4xtina, Nov 30, 2010
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    deathcab4xtina thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am taking a closer look at it now, and the picture makes it look wore than it is. The lid has the most of the damage, the body doesnt have a dent at all, just a scratch. The lid has a slight (very slight dent) but more scratched than anything, so I am thinking it will be fine, more looks like it got bumped into something.

    Heres some better photos of the damage:
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  14. barmann macrumors 6502

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    I'm curious, did it hit the floor after it hit your toe (ouch...), and from how high did it fall ?

    A non-unibody would likely have a lot more damage - I dropped two of those ....
     
  15. deathcab4xtina thread starter macrumors regular

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    It hit the one corner on the concrete after hitting my toe, which is pretty bruised, haha,i think the fall was myabe 1.5 feet at most, it slipped out of my bag getting out of the car. It is a unibody.
     
  16. LikuidMetal macrumors regular

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    Lucky the stress from the impact didn't crack your screen.
     
  17. deathcab4xtina thread starter macrumors regular

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    i dont think it hit that hard, i caught part of it at the last second, and my foot broke part of the fall.
     
  18. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    I would have had a heart attack. At least it still works.
     
  19. arogge macrumors 65816

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    I like this comment in Apple's marketing about the durability of the MacBook Pro:

    "So you can throw it in your briefcase or messenger bag and pull it out at an airport, at school, at the office, or on location without a second thought."

    Does that mean I can pull it out and not have to worry about someone spilling coffee or a soda all over the keyboard, and that I don't have to worry about somebody knocking the laptop off a table while on location? It can take a 4 foot drop onto concrete, right? I need not give it a second thought, says Apple, and I believe everything Apple says. :eek:
     

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