Is it normal to have a tiny imperfection in Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mtthwcmn1, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. mtthwcmn1 macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2011
    Hi! I just got a new 15" MBP and I took a flashlight to it when I unboxed it to make sure it was perfect. I noticed and extremely tiny nick on the top. You can barely see it without a flashlight. Is it normal to have a few extremely tiny imperfections?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    you dont even want to know what you would find on it if your used a CSI blacklight
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yes thats fine. My iPhone case came with ********s of fine scratches on the back... Haha.
  5. eric/ Guest


    Sep 19, 2011
    Ohio, United States
    I can't help it. I saw this thread title and starting laughing... Maybe I'm a pervert.

    But yes, it's normal. As long as it doesn't bother you too much you'll be fine. Most of the time it's just not worth it to return it to the store.
  6. Bluehinder macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Not normal, they are always perfect. I'd return it.
  7. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    I really like the Macs I've had, yet each has arrived with some cosmetic flaws (easily noticeable without close scrutiny).

    Take the advertising hype with a grain of salt, lower your expectations & you'll be fine. It's just a computer .. :)
  8. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2009
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    Mine was flawless when I got it. If it really bothers you, exchange it. Just remember, even with a hard shell case on it, you'll get the same marks over time.
  9. trlyka macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2011
    If it was me, I'd bring it back. I mean it should be perfect IMO. Let me be the one to mess it up.
  10. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    I don't understand people that are so nit-picky to complain about almost invisible cosmetic errors. Sending it back or throwing it away is IMO just the mentality that hurts our environment.
    It is something different if the fan has an annoying clacking sound or the display panel has pixel errors which can be really annoying.

    Makeing a new one because of some teeny tinsy error is in my opinion no different or even worse than throwing away half the crop of perfectly good potatoes because they don't look good enough to be on a shelf.

    Aluminium is recyclable but still Aluminium production and manufacture is an immensly energy intensive industry.
  11. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    If it were a scratch or something I'd say send it back, but if it's an imperfection you have to find with a flashlight then that really is normal.

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