fixing macbook pro case damage

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by excalibur313, May 21, 2007.

  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    I know this has been discussed before, but I have a macbook pro and there is a slight dent near the magsafe connector. Here are some pictures of the damage (1 2) I know people have said that big dents are impossible to fix because of the nature of aluminium, but how forgiving is the material when moving them fractions of an milimeter? If this was steel I could just go in with pliers and move it slightly and be done with it. Has anyone succeeded in fixing slight case damage with the macbook pros? I'm pretty versed with the inner workings, so opening it up is not the problem for me, I just don't want to make a $200 paperweight out of my bottom case.
     
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say have a go. I've had some great successes in fixing dents in ally books. Just be careful. Have you had a quote from Apple for the repair yet?
     
  3. Avenger23 macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem with my MBP. My 2 year old daughter decided to surprise me while I was sitting on the couch working on college homework and my MBP went flying off my lap and dented in the MagSafe connector.:( I haven't been brave enough to tear the computer apart to fix it risking my warranty since I've had issues with it since I bought it new. I'm almost tempted to buy a new bottom panel from a site I saw a month or so ago.
     
  4. excalibur313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How much do they run? $200?
     
  5. Avenger23 macrumors regular

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    $239 plus shipping at this site.
     

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