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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by klymr, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. klymr macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2007
    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. :(
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    don't consider it a scar, consider it a beauty mark. personality. a way to identify YOUR mac easier. :D
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    Or just think of it as wear and tear, such as you get from using things...
  4. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2007
    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.
  5. Subiklim macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2006
    Manhattan, New York
    Speaking of ruining something that looks nice, putting a hard case around a MBP is the worst crime of all.
  6. MaddieBrad macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2007
    New York City

    the speck cases look great
  7. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2007
    It takes a lot to make a MacBook Pro or Albook not look beautiful. I wouldn't worry about it too much. ^^
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    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.
  9. invasian macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2007
    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:
  10. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2007
    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
  11. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2003
    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
  12. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2007
    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!
  13. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007
    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.
  14. Cookiemonster macrumors regular


    Jul 5, 2007
    in the desert somewhere
    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 .?
  15. Bern macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2004

    And that left one hell of a beauty mark :p

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