Got a new mbp and already a dent. Any solution?

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Well, I received a 15" mbp today while I am a grad student the next 2-3 years from my school :D

    However, I noticed that the IT guy must have done something such that there is a tiny dent in the bottom casing :(

    Is there a way to nullify this dent somehow?
     
  2. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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  3. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    Good one ; )

    To the OP.

    I like my toys to show their age, even if it is early in their lives as long they are not impaired functionally. Call it acquired personality..

    Otherwise, I don't think you can mend that safe employing a skilled toolmaker.
     
  4. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

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    I know no one likes to get a dent, but to be honest it seems that it will happen sooner or later:eek:
     
  5. thaita78 macrumors newbie

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    You could take the bottom and try to push the dent back out, but this might cause more damage. You can also buy another bottom piece. At least it's the bottom and not the lcd lid.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you just got the machine from the store, return it.

    If you got it back from your school as part of a package (scholarship and whatnot), I don't see much you can do.

    If by IT you meant repair or initial-setup, then time to visit the repair guy then.
     
  7. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    I have a barely noticeable dent on my lid and another on the front corner, bothered me at first, but now don't care, gives it character lol
     
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  9. chrispholt macrumors regular

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    Ermmm, ask the IT guy why he damaged your property and did not inform you.
     
  10. The Beatles macrumors regular

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    Its a little to late to offer this advice but it might help in the future. Get a nice case for it. they have some pretty cool translucent cases for mbp's.
     
  11. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    I guess the only thing you can do is get you a hardcase to prevent further dents in the future?
     
  12. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    just buy another bottom plate $60-$80 if you are not going to confront the "IT guy"
     
  13. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep just buy a bottom plate, they are a joke to take on and off. Bottom is the best place to have something like this happen.

    http://www.welovemacs.com/9227210.html

    this is a core duo plate, but isn't it the exact same as the ix's?
     
  14. microcolt macrumors regular

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    I've heard reports of those leaving scratches on your Mac because of dust and stuff.
     
  15. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard the same, but my sister has had a incase hard cover for her macbook for the past year and no issues. Perhaps since her macbook is made from more durable plastic with coating and the macbook pro is aluminum?
     
  16. microcolt macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I think the aluminum is more prone to scratches than plastic MB's
     
  17. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    Why buy from there when You can go to an Apple Store and have them get it for about 60$?
     
  18. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    True. For me personally though the nearest Apple store is about 320 miles away. I would probably get it from there.
     
  19. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    Touche
     
  20. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Are you sure they are 60 at the apple store? any source? if so, not a bad option
     
  21. eng42ine macrumors 68000

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    Call the store, that's going to be your best bet. Otherwise, you're going to be getting an infinite loop of yes and no's from people here, just make a call.
     
  22. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    wow that sucks.. the apple store here where i live is only 10 minutes away.
     

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