How did you deal with your first scratch/dent/drop of your macbook pro? Pics Included

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rg1980, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. rg1980 macrumors newbie

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    2 months with my new 2011 macbook pro and it fell off my bed :(. Minor damage shown by the pics and really not noticeable unless looked at closely. Damage is on the top left of macbook pro 13".

    Timeline of my emotional status after it happened:


    When it first happened: ***!! NO!! How could I have been so clumsy!

    Couple of Hours later: Time to look into getting a case to prevent further damages and still pissed at the damage when I look at it.

    8 day later: Really not that noticeable unless looking closely at it. The computer still works perfectly. Start making comparisons to the first accident/scratch/dent on a new car=it hurts at first but eventually you get over it and just enjoy it.

    1 days later: I'll take care of it like I take care of most things but accidents happen. Enjoy it and when my wife's computer breaks down...I'll pass thing one on to her and get myself a new shiny apple computer haha.


    Not sure if I really have dealt with my compulsive nature to want to see my items in pristine/new condition but I feel better after thinking of passing this one off to my wife when its time lol.

    How does everyone else deal with the first dent/scratch on your macbook?
     

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  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Uh... we just ignore it? Seriously.... the crap some people worry about. :D
     
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    My 3 month old MBP finally shows its first signs of wear: The edge of the unibody in the area of the left palm rest has started to get shiny. I think it's because of my metal watch that is constantly rubbing over this area when I type.

    How I deal with it? I'm happy, now I feel that it's my MacBook Pro, not some generic item that a million other people have.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    it feels bad right after it happens but give it some time and you will forget about it and not care too much of the scars.
     
  5. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    That's life, get over it and move on. If it works, so what. I have a co-worker with OCD, drives me nuts. One of these days I'm going to load his desktop with all the icons I can fit on it, stuff his office with trash and watch him freak out. Must be hell having OCD.
     
  6. magamo macrumors 6502

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    I don't know what he's like, but having a colleague with OCD alone can drive you nuts that much? Hmm... Are you sure you're not one of OCD sufferers?
     
  7. Spink10 macrumors 601

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  8. kywildcats macrumors member

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    Yea it is. I do stuff that annoys the crap out of myself but I don things without thinking about it or realizing I am doing it sometimes. I'm not as bad as some people but there are somethings that drive me absolutely that I have to do something about. Light switches not being down when the light or whatever is off is one of the many.

    I'm also ADD so I have a hard time paying attention to things so I am either watching tv and browsing the internet or I'm watching tv and my OCD kicks in. It gets pretty awful sometimes.
     
  9. ABernardoJr macrumors 6502

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    I hope you're not seriously trying to do something like that because that's not even something to joke about. If you don't have OCD or anything of the sort then you have no idea how stressful something inconsiderate like that could be to someone with it. It's no joke.

    Anyway getting a dent/scratch on your MBP is nothing, as long as it still works well then it's all good. If the scratches or dents messed with the functionality then it'd be an issue but those seem very minor, not worth stressing over at all. It adds character lol
     
  10. dacoolest macrumors regular

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    I would buy a new one.

    lol just kidding. I wouldn't worry about it. anyway i haven't got my first scratch yet :D
     
  11. cosmicjoke macrumors 6502

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    Just think what will happen when you get your first wrinkle :eek:
     
  12. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    My thoughts exactly.
    I once went mountaineering with some friends and one had borrowed a some older hiking shoes from his dad. The problem was the sole was coming off. Like all the hard stuff. On the way down he fixed it in place with shoelaces. Didn't work out too well. At the end he was pretty much walking on his socks. He has new shoes now and his dads didn't look so bad because eh never used them and just gathering dust apparently can have bad effects on the rubber & glue.
    That is something to worry about but who would complain about dirty shoes or a scratch on them. It just means you actually did something with it.
     
  13. richarddwyer10 macrumors newbie

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    Now I know why people go of the rails and stab and shoot people
     
  14. /user/me macrumors 6502

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    move the **** on.
     
  15. wikus macrumors 68000

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    LOL, yeah; 'First World Problems'
     
  16. mfuchs88 macrumors 6502

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    Guys, he's not complaining, just explaining how he thought it was a big deal, but quickly moved on and accepted the damage as signs of use and character. You all are way to quick to jump on people like that. Also, this is to everyone, never purposely trigger anyone's OCD reactions. It's not fun, and although it looks ridiculous to outsiders, its different for anyone inflicted with the disease. We know how ridiculous we look and how stupid our obsessions are, but to us, they're more real than the ground beneath our feet. Please don't try to mess with someone's obsessions and trigger compulsions. It's just plain mean and OCD sufferers can't help it.
     
  17. jlc1978, Mar 9, 2012
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    I follow the Vuckovich* school of thought - pre-damage it so that you stop worrying.

    * A long time ago I was friends with someone who knew Bill Vuckovich. One story he passed on was one day Bill was having a hard time being competitive, pulled into the pits, grabbed a tire wrench and banged up the side of his car; then jumped in and went back on the track. Asked about that later he said he was too worried about not scratching the car to drive well.
     
  18. OneLastCast macrumors newbie

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    My laptop has several scratches on it from using a hard plastic car case that dirt or something else got under and ended up grinding my laptop surface.
    I'm pretty quick to catch myself being bothered by things like scratches, though. I think that being meta-cognitive about it and stepping back really helps to not worry about a scratch. In the moment, it seems really frustrating and annoying, but after taking the time to reflect on how it has absolutely no effect on anything of remote importance really helps to move on.
     
  19. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Wow, your wife is a lucky, lucky woman, and your emotional roller coaster is fairly standard.
     
  20. AppleWarMachine macrumors 6502a

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    ...You shouldn't get too attached to things...
     
  21. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Touche.

    To the OP, I've seen much worse if it's any consolation. I'm admittedly OCD enough that it would bug the heck out of me.
     
  22. Corporate macrumors newbie

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    I did worse to my screen, i tossed it in my bag, and dented to screen causing it to be replaced as there was a line. You should be fine even for apple care. Not as bad as my iphone that i drunk tossed and shattered the screen, luckily apple care was there for me.
     
  23. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Just a tool. Its normal that there'll be some wear and tear eventually. Especially if you didn't buy a case.
     
  24. The Economist macrumors 6502

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  25. Windows&Apple macrumors regular

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    I was really compulsive. I even returned a MacBook Pro because he was a little scuffed... If I could talk to my old self, I would punch myself in the face. I got over worrying about scuffs and scratches through death. Someone in my family (not directly related to me), passed on and I thought to myself; He can't take these things with him... there isn't a need to cherish these luxuries. And that's what cured my obsession with perfection. I use it, and if it breaks, I get a new one. Money comes, money goes, enjoy life and what it holds while your here.
     

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