Dropped My MacBook Pro...dent on corner

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Graceful585, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Graceful585 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm so mad at myself...I baby my Macbook Pro and last night I went to my desk and placed my Macbook Pro down to hook it up to the printer and after printing I went to close it and because I did not have it completely sitting all the way on my desk when I went to shut it I tipped it right off the desk onto the "TILED" floor...I am so freaking angry with myself!! It is still running fine it just has a huge dent on the left front corner of the bottom keyboard. When I can still close it but there's pressure on the lock because the dent has caused the corner to lift up.

    Here are a few links of the damage.

    http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w303/Graceful585/macdent.jpg
    http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w303/Graceful585/macdent1.jpg

    Anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to fix this??? I don't want to close the lid because it puts pressure on the latch due to the corner being bent up.

    Ugggghhh...mad doesn't explain how I feel right now...
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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  3. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    is this the old macbook pro or the new unibody version?

    My advice is you can get the lid replaced but will have to pay for it.

    be glad it's working. Because replacing the lid costs abit, a few hundred dollars I believe. If you had to replace the lid and fix a computer, it could well be a thousand.
     
  4. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Not much you can do unless you're a professional metalworker. Just put a bandaid on it.
     
  5. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Check with your credit card issuer (Chase, Bank of America) to see if they offer protection for new purchases. Also check with Visa/Mastercard/Whatever to see if they offer any protection.
     
  6. YouArentJ macrumors member

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    OUCH! The pics look much worse than what I thought it would...
     
  7. Graceful585 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya...ouch is right! I am quite grateful that it's working...believe me!! It's just over a year old so I don't want to buy a new one...yet. :)

    I'm curious how hard it would be to replace the cover that you all have mentioned or how I would find someone that can do that? I would be afraid to do it myself for fear of messing something else up. :eek: I believe I have a five year extended warranty on this when I bought it at Fry's, I'll have to pull it out to see if it may be covered? I dropped it so I'm not sure about that...
     
  8. Graceful585 thread starter macrumors member

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    Great link...I have a 17" 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo...I didn't see that listed??? I saw 2.4 GHz Santa Rosa...any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much for the link!!! :)
     
  9. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    If you're any skilled at working with metals, take it apart and reshape it. However, if you don't have fine metalworking tools, than this might not be a good idea.
     
  10. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    you can click the 17" model in the sidebar and then click case components. the only model is a 2.16 GHz but it will probably fit your 2.4 GHz just fine unless there has been some case modifications in the Santa Rosa model? anyone know?
     
  11. Graceful585 thread starter macrumors member

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    bumping to see if anyone knows the answer to the last post??? :)
     
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  14. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Honestly, it did a lot of damage from a replacement parts perspective. You have to replace bottom case and top case.
     
  15. MacLadybug macrumors 6502a

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    Holy Fender Bender Batman!!!!

    Well, you really dented it. Testament to the product that all is still working. We have an Apple Certified Shop here that has real Genius' working, not salesman. These guys do it all. Perhaps you should see if there is anything like that near you. It's still a parts and labor cost, but at least you won't get robbed. You may even buy the parts yourself and then take it in and only worry about labor.

    So sorry for you, hope it all works out.
     
  16. TheSudden macrumors newbie

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    So somehow the corner of mine got damaged so it was like opposite of yours but the titanium is surpsingly flexible. If you had pliers you could probably bend it back, seriously, I actually banged it against a table to bend the metal back in. My disk slot is crused too but I can like, push it back with a penny. its really flexible. Try it, if the computer still works, it's no big deal anyway.
     
  17. sgagnon3 macrumors newbie

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    Did the same exact thing to mine last night.... DAMNIT :MAD:

    Yep... did the same thing to mine last night... same corner bent, the top case is fine, just puts pressure on the latch when closing it. Thank god it wasnt the corner for the cd drive The computer still runs great, the dent isnt as bas as that one.... I had a speck clip on case on it when it dropped onto the tiled floor. Im planning on taking the bottom case off and bending it back into place.... I'll let ya'll know how it goes.
     
  18. Willis macrumors 68020

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    old topic but... ouch! I think I would have cried
     

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