Resolved iBlason case damages Macbook

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  1. Thalesian, Jul 18, 2015
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    Thalesian macrumors member

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    Looks like another culprit for damage a rock in the backpack - iBlason just didn't provide full protection for the area. But likely didn't cause the damage in the photos.

    This hardshell case seems to be really damaging my Macbook. I just took it off and saw that the aluminum where the case attaches isn't just scratched, it is outright gouged. Macbook hasn't been dropped or otherwise affected, and case connects onto the spot with the damage.

    In any case, be careful what case you buy.
     

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  2. BoneHead001 macrumors 6502

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    I'd be outraged at the damage that case caused to a new rMB.
     
  3. Macalway macrumors 68000

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  4. tbirdparis macrumors 6502

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    Yikes. Talk about the opposite of why you get a case in the first place.. Thanks for the warning!
     
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  6. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Any hard case with any level of physical movement will do this, as aluminium is a relatively soft material. Never seen the purpose in such products, as they offer extremely limited value for physical protection, better to spend on a decent sleeve.

    Q-6
     
  7. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    "In any case, be careful what case you buy." Teehee.

    In all seriousness, that's pretty ridiculous. I would let them know about their product. Thanks though for being constructive about it and letting others know.
     
  8. seong macrumors 65816

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    You should definitely post this as a review with the photos attached because I'm using the same product from iBlason and I'm afraid I'll be seeing the same issue in the near future.
    I've had mine for about four weeks now and yet to have this happen to me. How long have you had yours??
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    It is hard to believe that a plastic snap on case could do that.
     
  10. zhenya macrumors 603

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    While that is significantly worse than I have seen before, I learned my lesson early on with hard-shell cases and my iPhones. Dust and grit is going to inevitably get caught between any case and the device. With a hard case, that means it's trapped there, and just continually gouges the device until the scratches are generally worse than if you'd used no case at all. Now I just look for cases for impact protection, with a careful eye out for the possibility of doing damage like that. Ouch.
     
  11. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

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    Contact the manufacture about this!
     
  12. Thalesian thread starter macrumors member

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    Looks like iBlason should be off the hook, I found a rock in my backpack that is the likely culprit for the deep gouges. The case is only guilty of not protecting against those kinds of events - no where near as grievous as causing them.
     
  13. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Oops

    You might want to edit your first post, or even ask a moderator to delete this thread.
     
  14. HowEver macrumors 6502a

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    I've always used Speck and InCase hardshell cases, and never had grit like that happen, or damage result.


     
  15. Thalesian thread starter macrumors member

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    How do you ask a moderator to delete a threat? I think it is merited in this case.
     
  16. Steve121178, Jul 28, 2015
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    This doesn't help you now, but why on earth do people buy those stupid hardshell covers and other such nonsense? Just take care of the machine. No one needs to spend over $1000 on a machine to then wrap it in $30 of cheap rubbish.
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    But it looks like a rock can!
     
  18. balamw Moderator

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    MOD NOTE: original post has been updated now that the poster found a rock in the bag.

    Closing this thread.

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