I scratched the back of my Macbook Pro while upgrading

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shelovesMAC, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. shelovesMAC macrumors member

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    my hard drive to the WD Scorpio Blue 750GB one and I'm about to cry :(

    I just paid back my mom the other day for this 13" $999.99 laptop I got at Microcenter and I knew this was going to happen one day but I didn't want this to happen right now.

    Whoever assembled my laptop screwed in the screws really tightly and I had the right screwdriver and while I was unscrewing the two middle tiny screws, my screwdriver slipped and now there's an 1/2 inch black scratch near one of them. I also scratched the aluminum near another screw but you can barely see it (a clear scratch I guess but you can feel the indent)

    How do I buff the black line away? Is there a special silver aluminum paint I can buy or some type of polish?

    Thank you!!!!!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's highly unlikely you're going to get it to be "invisible" no matter what you try. Just saying.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    There's really nothing you can do about it. The aluminum isn't painted or polished really, plus it's on the bottom
     
  4. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    I don't know about you, but I usually look at the screen and keyboard of my computer while I use it...
     
  5. shelovesMAC thread starter macrumors member

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    I know it's on the bottom but still :(

    So not even the black microfiber cloth will do anything?
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why would it? That will just polish away the little specks of powder coating that were loosened by the screwdriver.
     
  7. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    sounds like a job for a metallic sharpie

    just got a scratch on mine the other day, it happens
     
  8. mrdobo macrumors member

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    I mean if you were really stressing on it, you might try like a clear coat of some sort used to help hide scratches on cars, but I'd be really careful because I can see that quickly just making it look messy.

    If I were you, I'd think of that scratch like a scar... because those can be cool lol ;) Plus it's on the bottom!
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    It happens, get over it. There's far more things we need to worry about in life than this.
     
  10. Gucci Mane macrumors newbie

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    if you knew that it was going to happen eventually, what's the difference between now and 2 years from now?

    now that it' has a scratch the 2nd 3rd and 4th will be much more bearable.

    I hate to quote fight club on this one, but i really get mildly annoyed by how OCD people are with their macs:

    "The things you own end up owning you"

    if it bothers you so much just order a new bottom cover and move on
     
  11. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, as they say, the first is always the worst.
     

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