Dropped my MB. Need urgent advice

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Can Inelli, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Can Inelli macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    My Macbook slid from my hands and hit the marble floor. It seems there is no function problem as of now. Sometimes the right shift key doesn't work well but that's all. However the right side of the laptop is bent and there is a slight opening now. Could you please check out the photos and let me know about your ideas if this can cause any isolation/sealing or any other problems? What should I do ?

    Thanks a lot beforehand !

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Yeah there's no buffing out that one. Best take it to an Apple Store and see what the damage to your wallet will be. From there you can decide if it's worth repairing or selling.
  3. Can Inelli thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2011
    I applied a bit pressure and a part of it clicked into place. It now looks better like this;

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  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    You’ll be sol if you go to Apple as it’s a whole new screen assembly, new top case and bottom. With that model the battery would be included in the top case Replacement.

    The price would exceed the laptops value.

    I would claim on insurance or just replace it.
  5. Ixidor macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2016
    I dropped my macbook half a year ago and had a similar, though not as bad, dent. I experienced no functional issues whatsoever and continued using it to this day.

    I was so glad the screen didn't crack from the impact.
  6. Graham Perks macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2003
    Austin, TX
  7. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2013
    Ignore the damage to the top right of the screen; not much you can do about that and I doubt it'll cause any issues.

    Find a friend with a vice and, with padding, put the bent corner of the frame into the vice and try to straighten/flatten it out. It'll be far from perfect, but if that's the kind of damage that can happen to something as light as a Macbook when falling, then it probably won't need too much pressure to flatten it back. Gentle - you don't want to compress/squash any thing. Just aesthetics really, and maybe to stop it wobbling on a flat surface now that one rubber foot seems lower than the rest.
  8. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Before you do anything else: back up your data.

    I would not continue using it like this. If one of the battery cells located in the front has been damaged, it could overheat and even burn out at any time. Bite the bullet and take it to the Apple store.
  9. ormie macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2009
    I'd check your house insurance and see if this damage is covered and if so, make a claim.
  10. Elcompa macrumors member


    Oct 31, 2016
    NC, USA
    Yes, just what I thought as well. What about homeowners insurance? Sometimes things like this are covered. If so, get a new one...even if it only pays for half of a new one. then keep this one for the kids or your home unit. Agreed...before you do anything, do a backup!!

    So sorry this happened. Man, that made me feel a bit sick to my stomach, as this is a nightmare of mine.
  11. Lightsaber macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2015
    Go to ebay, find a cheap non-working one (i.e. Water damage) and swap parts

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