I feel sick... (dent in MBP lid)

klymr

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I was working on homework this morning and grabbed the USB cable to the printer so I could print some papers when...BAM...I dropped the end of the cable onto the lid of the MBP. Now there is a nice scar on the lid. Luckily it's just tiny, but I felt soooo sick after hearing it go thud. I am sure it will be ok. I may even be able to fix it myself (make the shiny spot brushed again). Just thought I'd share the story of my misfortune. :(
 

PlaceofDis

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don't consider it a scar, consider it a beauty mark. personality. a way to identify YOUR mac easier. :D
 

bartelby

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Jun 16, 2004
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Or just think of it as wear and tear, such as you get from using things...
 

klymr

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don't consider it a scar, consider it a beauty mark. personality. a way to identify YOUR mac easier. :D
I was just thinking that! It's character. It shows that it is not only loved for it's beauty, but also for it's use. I am over it now. I just hate ruining things that look so nice. Oh well, eh? Although, I think I might be getting a Speck case (or similar hard case) to protect from something similar that might not have the same outcome.
 

Subiklim

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I was just thinking that! It's character. It shows that it is not only loved for it's beauty, but also for it's use. I am over it now. I just hate ruining things that look so nice. Oh well, eh? Although, I think I might be getting a Speck case (or similar hard case) to protect from something similar that might not have the same outcome.
Speaking of ruining something that looks nice, putting a hard case around a MBP is the worst crime of all.
 

Taylor C

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May 27, 2007
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It takes a lot to make a MacBook Pro or Albook not look beautiful. I wouldn't worry about it too much. ^^
 

synth3tik

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Oct 11, 2006
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I had the edge of a table put a 4" groove in my PB, I was deeply depressed. It's hard to think of a USD cable making a dent, but I have seen weirder.
 

invasian

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Jun 7, 2007
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post a pic of the this so called beauty mark. A closeup and a far away one would be nice.

i fear the day that i would treat my baby so badly. :eek:
 

klymr

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It's not a big dent on mine. I don't have a camera that would focus close enough to get a shot of it actually. I'm over it. It's gunna get banged up, I just felt bad at the time. After all, it's just a computer. There are better things to stress out over. :p
 

Sideonecincy

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I am sure we can all provide our own horror stories to make you feel better...

- I had a skateboard flip upside down and scratch the top of a powerbook.
- My friend spilled tea all over the keyboard of my ibook.

I think there was a guy on here a while ago who had accidentally dropped his powerbook off a ledge of a balcony
 

klymr

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I think it was just the first initial shock reaction, kinda like watching your kid break their arm. I'm over it now. I realize things could be worse, and this sort of stuff happens.

Besides, I believe we have some aluminum paint in a rattle can around somewhere. I could always dab a bit on the dent with a toothpick to cover up the little shiny spot. But I'm not that desperate!
 

Sounds Good

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Jul 8, 2007
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grabbed the USB cable to the printer so I could print some papers when...BAM...I dropped the end of the cable onto the lid of the MBP. Now there is a nice scar on the lid.
That's all it took? One hit from a USB cable -- and it's DENTED?

Wow... doesn't make me feel too good about the MBP's exterior.
 

Cookiemonster

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I am sure we can all provide our own horror stories to make you feel better...

- I had a skateboard flip upside down and scratch the top of a powerbook.
- My friend spilled tea all over the keyboard of my ibook.

I think there was a guy on here a while ago who had accidentally dropped his powerbook off a ledge of a balcony
Oh Im sorry but when I heard that it fell off a balcony I couldnt stop laughing hahahahahahah what was he/she thinking?! goodness, I cant imagine what it look like after the fall if it was a long one :S .?