First dent on your laptop...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Plymouthbreezer, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    Doesn't it suck?

    I just got walked into and my MacBook Pro fell to the floor. Ouch. Thankfully it was in its sleeve.. While I wasn't expecting any damage as far as the computer not working, I was worried about a dent... Alas, I was right. My bottom case is now warped a bit near the screen hinge (upper right corner).

    That first dent. Of course they will happen, and when they are older, they show character, but it's always sad when it happens.
     
  2. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

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    Same with scratches. Luckily, my macbook is in near mint condition. I say near mint because stuff always gets caught between the top and bottom cases and leaves nice scratchy things that are hideous. I also don't like the back of the ipod touch. Anything that it goes near scratches it
     
  3. ghall macrumors 68040

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    My MacBook Pro has a big ol' dent on the back which happened about a week after I got it. Quite sad.

    Also, the bottom is all scratched up pretty bad.
     
  4. Melrose macrumors 604

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    My refurb MPB came literally *like new* and two weeks ago I wip my thumbdrive out of my laptop case and at the last minute it catches on the latch, then lets go and flies overhead, putting a barely noticeable ding just below my left speaker. Sucks!!
     
  5. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    yeah I have a nick on the screen of mine, doesn't affect usability or anything but I almost threw up when I did it. I had just gotten my MBP about a month before it happened. :(
     
  6. Spizzo macrumors 6502

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    I've had my PB for 4 years now... No Dents! It did fall once though, and now the screen is warped, so it doesn't latch. But other than that... :D
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    The first time my PowerBook went in for service, she had no scratches or dents. When I got the PowerBook back, the part of the lower case surrounding the DVI-out port was bowed out. :mad:
    Thanks, Apple Geniuses. :(

    Other than that, my nearly 3-year old PowerBook is perfect, aside from a little bit of pitting in the palm rest area. Next time I have time off from work/school I'm gonna schlepp down to the Apple Store and have them replace it. It'll be my 2nd top replacement due to pitting. I have acid sweat, yo.
     
  8. v-ault macrumors regular

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    yeah apple really sucks when it comes to their aluminum laptops denting.
     
  9. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

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    I was seriously considering selling my mint 15 inch MacBook Pro in favor of a 17 inch and then literally the next morning, I find it on the floor with a big dent. It had slid off the iCurve (something's up with mine now, the laptop always slides off....and nope it wasn't upside down. I've stopped using it).
     
  10. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    Either that or laptops aren't meant to be dropped or hit against wall corners.
     
  11. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah i know what you mean. I think it's the same with stuck/dead pixels as well.... :(
     
  12. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    Mine just barely latches - and if you don't catch it just right, it pops back open.
    Other than that, though, my iBook's in pretty good shape, except for a few scratches here and there.

    On a completely unrelated note, KT, it's so nice to see you posting again!
     
  13. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like a good excuse to buy one of the (almost available) new MBP's, in my opinion. ;)
     
  14. Antares macrumors 68000

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    I was horrified and depressed when my Pismo Powerbook recieved some major cosmetic scars (back in the day). Dents, scratches, blemishes on our expensive works of beauty are never a pleasant thing...Unfortunately, portable computers have that risk increased. I feel for you, nonetheless. :(
     
  15. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I am very anal about scratches and dents. I really can not stand them. Luckily my MBP is dent free (knock on aluminum, oh crap I dented it [not really])
     
  16. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I have no dents in my dent-prone MBP's. When they get one, they are disposed of. The sole reason I have MBP's to carry to places where there are other people is for the image, and a dented MBP is not a good image.

    However I have quality - Windows - laptops which don't dent at the drop of a hat which I normally use. These seem to be able to avoid any visually overt problems despite the relative lack of respect shown to them over my typical ownership period of a machine.
     
  17. eric55lv Guest

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    Well I dont have a dent on my iBook but I have on my iPod Nano and it came with it
     
  18. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    My old 12" PowerBook got a fairly big dent in the left hand side, while the baggage handler in the Hilton Hotel on Times Square was looking after our bags. :(

    Anyway, I've just replaced it with a lovely new un-dentable (but crackable) MacBook. :)
     
  19. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I think the answer is obvious...
     

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