HELP-MacBook Pro cracked bezel

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Paddy_Jobs, May 31, 2018.

  1. Paddy_Jobs macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Im in the middle of my final exams and last night I accidentally dropped my phone on my Mac keyboard. It appears to have cracked the bezel beneath the screen and across from the MacBook Pro label, I have attached a picture. Worked for an entire summer to get this laptop it was basically this or a car so I would really appreciate it if somebody was aware of a way to fix it. Its not affecting the screen but its still an eyesore. Any help would be really appreciated!!


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  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    You might want to live with it as it will be expensive.
     
  3. Paddy_Jobs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How bad are we talking about?:(
     
  4. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    yeah the glass top not easily replaced.

    my 2012 macbook pro top right corner smashed and bit missing but not on screen area so I just put some clear nail varnish on it to prevent it growing.

    I'd guess be easier replace whole lid on newer models.
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Depends where you are, whether you have AppleCare plus?? etc etc etc

    If you are in the USA and have AppleCare + it will cost $99. Otherwise you are looking at $700ish
     
  6. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I'd definitely live with it if no AppleCare+. I don't mean to be insensitive (actually trying to help) - but it's not as bad as I expected - when I read the thread title I expected a massive crack - it's just a tiny impact point. If AppleCare+ definitely replace. If not, your laptop has character and uniqueness now. :)

    I too spent years saving up for my MBP. That would hit me really hard too. :/
     
  7. Paddy_Jobs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers dude, yeah it sucks! No I don't have Apple Care. Do you think it will spread??:eek:
     
  8. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I was trying to figure that out. I have a 13' 2017 MBP TB. And that bottom part for me is plastic -- so no idea how it looks like a glass impact point for you. But it looks like it may just be on the bottom part and not part of the main glass screen? At least that's what it looks like to me - so that may be a good thing and mean it doesn't spread.

    Hopefully some of the more advanced posters will post their opinion too as this is my first ever MBP and I've only had it for a month. :p
     
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    It is REALLY EASY to close this laptop lid with something between the body and the screen. I've done it probably a dozen times already. So I always make sure to SLOWLY and lightly close my laptop lid because if there's a cable or anything between the body and the screen, you're gunna crack it - guaranteed. lol. Has me worried just thinking about it.

    Every other laptop I've owned (Dell, etc...) I slam the lid down pretty hard. lol.


    Edit: Wow it does crack (from the pics in the above link) - interesting.
     
  11. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    my 2012 model was dropped (by last owner not me) but other than dented corner and small bit of the top glass missing it solid and it old so dont care it damaged.

    IF I was to buy a new apple (i won't) then I'd get apple care just in case.
     
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  13. Paddy_Jobs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Foolishly I didn't, bought it last year had been very careful with it.
     
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  15. Paddy_Jobs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is the 2016 MBP touch bar. Yes this sounds interesting I actually came across the above form while I was browsing for a solution. So, I presume I would just stick the skin over it? Could be a v.good idea.
     
  16. duervo, Jun 2, 2018
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    duervo macrumors 68020

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    They don’t have to replace the entire display to fix that. It’s just a strip along the bottom of the display with the MacBook Pro text printed on it. It’s attached with adhesive.

    Here’s an example for a 13” 2016 Retina MacBook Pro.

    90 bucks though. Although way, way cheaper than a new display, still way too expensive for what it is, IMO.

    I’d just go the colourware route, or maybe see if Slickwraps can make one for you. I believe they will do custom decals if you contact their customer service dept.
     
  17. makdaddy8888, Oct 23, 2018
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    --- Post Merged, Oct 23, 2018 ---
    Hello I have this exact same problem. Our MacBook Pro 13" with touchbar. My daughter has tried to clean the bottom of her screen with her finger, when this cracked, she said that she was shocked. I am talking to AppleCare now about this. Check this site out also https://www.reddit.com/r/macbookpro...ook_pro_2017_bezel_crack_does_anyone_know_if/

    see my image here
     

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