I have a dent on the glass of my rMBP...

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  1. deuk1219 macrumors member

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    Like the title says, I have a dent on the glass of my rMBP... and Its really bothering me. I don't think the actual LCD is damaged, just the glass itself. How much do you think it will take to replace it?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Did you dent it? And I didn't think glass dented.
     
  3. deuk1219 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have no idea how it got there... I'm pretty sure its a dent..
     
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I don't think glass really dents. It can crack, scratch, chip, or shatter. Pics?
     
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    The whole thing is one assembly, I don't think just the glass can be replaced.
     
  7. deuk1219 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm.. I'm assuming its costly to repair it then.. :/
     
  8. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps a stupid question but did you do it?

    How long have you had it? Did you just notice?
     
  9. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Apple is the only company worldwide that has "Magic Glass".

    Unlike other grades & types of glass that crack or break, Apples glass is designed to deform & dent. I know, several of mine have dents.

    It impresses my friends & distorts the view of my work in such an entertaining way, that some of my friends at work have bought them.

    If your kids play catch in the house, it's really handy. A fast ball struck my rMBP display and now it's even more fun to use. :D
     
  10. deuk1219 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just realized it a couple of minutes ago while watching a video on Youtube. I could not notice it when I had my wallpaper as the galaxy/universe wallpaper because the little chip is on top of a star. When I have a light color as the background or browsing through MR, I can clearly see the chipped part.

    I purchased it last month or so...

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    I know theres chipped glass repair for cars... is there such thing that will work for laptop glass displays? :(
     
  11. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Alright well if you are certain that it is a chip then take it in to Apple and explain what you just explained here. It won't cost you anything if you didn't cause the damage.
     
  12. deuk1219 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, will try that! I made a genius appointment tomorrow with my local apple store... Will post an update here!
     
  13. theineffablebob macrumors regular

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    I have a little nick in my screen (is this what you have?), too. It's not visible unless the screen is very dark or the exterior lighting hits the screen at certain angles. When it is visible, it looks like 2 or 3 dead pixels in a column.

    It's annoying, but not serious. I heard that Vaseline could help change the optical reflectivity or something to better match the rest of the glass but I dunno. What are some ways to make this nick less noticeable?
     
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    You could try iFixit's solution which is to take a heatgun to remove the front glass and then use the display without that front glass or buy a new piece of front glass and glue it back in.
     
  16. bill-p macrumors 65816

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    Just to add to this... if it's a chip or a "dent" on the display, it'll most likely (about 99.99%) deemed as a user error, and unless you are within the 14-day return period, they'll slash your pants off and burn your wallet as compensation for the repair...

    ...just kidding. Last I quoted with them, a new screen is $575, and that's basically saying that if you want to fix any damage to the top panel, be it shattered glass, scratched glass, scratched panel, dent, etc... then you have to replace the whole screen assembly.
     
  17. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    That's why I asked really, I'm not here to accuse anyone though.
     
  18. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure the rMBP has no front glass.
     
  19. lordjonny macrumors regular

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    Your signature says you own one. Go on, Touch and caress it.
     
  20. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

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    Or you can just read about it...

    http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/19...os-retina-display-reveals-engineering-marvel/
     
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  22. Syndra macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem, the screen on my rMBP got scratched just a tiny bit.

    If you want to have it fixed, you'll have to replace the entire screen, which in my country would cost me €988.

    Edit: from what I've been told, it's most likely caused by something that got between the screen and the keyboard when I close the rMBP.
     
  23. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    If it's like every other UMBP two minutes with a heat gun and a suction cup and it'll come right off exposing the LCD and Webcam easy peasy.
     
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