Fire poker landed on closed MBP, dented case and broke screen

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  1. dabills80 macrumors member

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    A fire poker, that wasn't properly put away, slid out and landed on my friends mbp. The dents were so deep that that it made the screen break. He goes back to college on sunday, does anyone know what the people at the mac store will tell him when he goes tomorrow?

    he has applecare, if that means anything.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    They will take a gun out and shoot your friend's wallet causing $1k in damage to the credit cards.
     
  3. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    AppleCare will not cover accidental damage. I think your friend will get a hefty repair estimate. Sorry to hear about that.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Some have had luck with homeowners insurance policies
    I have no idea what the insurance company would say about this

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Ok, what the heck was it doing next to a firewood poker?
     
  6. dabills80 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well the fireplace is behind my friends' chair, he got up out of the chair, and knocked over the fire poker. Does anyone know how much it would cost to get it repaired?
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Depends on the amount of damage, and we have no way of knowing that without examining the computer... but I would say no less than $1,000

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. Jottle macrumors 6502

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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell us that you have some pictures of the damage. I have got to see that.
     
  9. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Now that you mention it, I'm curious to see what the damage looks like. The "coolest" damage I've ever seen done to a MacBook(Pro) is one done by a dog, so I want to see how bad the damage is especially since the fire poker hit the outside, not the inside.
     
  10. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Pictures are where?
     
  11. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Damn it, wish I had the pictures. They were at work, but no longer have them. The damage wasn't that bad, dog decided to snack on the WhiteBook's LCD. The LCD was still working (kind of). LOL
     
  12. capriseyhaze macrumors regular

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    Hahaha i would of had to shoot it lol
     
  13. vomitgod macrumors newbie

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  14. vomitgod macrumors newbie

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    how about all those rubber necks desiring to see the picts contribute a few bucks in exchange for the picts?
     
  15. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    I always wondered what the maximum amount of money apple would charge to repair a computer. Sometimes it seems as if it would be just as easy to buy a completely new one.

    to OP: I have no idea what they'll say at the apple store. Good luck though.
     
  16. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    Used for poking logs in the fireplace :D
     

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  17. asteroth macrumors newbie

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    Schuereisen.
     
  18. Benguitar Guest

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    You have any pictures? We would all love to see them. :)
     
  19. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    Replacing the screen assembly (to fix the dents on the aluminum and the broken screen) will be about $900-1200 if you ask Apple to do it.

    Replacing only the display (keeping the dented aluminum) should run about $500 if you have a third party do it.
     
  20. Little HZ macrumors regular

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    Funny how that works out ... :rolleyes:
     
  21. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Where do you live where it is still cold enough to have a fireplace? o_O

    Edit:

    my bad lol, the fire poker doesn't need to necessarily be hot in order to cause damage.
     
  22. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    That would suck if it was a hot fire poker. Just think of what it could do. :rolleyes:
     
  23. magamo macrumors 6502

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    Shoot! Saw this thread get several post today and noticed the "1 attachemet(s)" sign. Opened it expecting a huge dent on a lid of MBP, only to find a generic fire poker.
     

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