Is it possible to get a MBP without scratches ( Anti-Glare CTO )?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mark28, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    When I order a new machine, I except it to be in great condition without scratches. Is that too much to ask? :confused:

    So I wonder if I'm unlucky to get 2 machines in a row that have scratches. The replacement unit is even worse.
  2. OneEyedJack macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2010
    You are unlucky......avoid casinos and don't waste money on lottery tickets. Your fate is sealed.

    Seriously though. Where did you purchase?
  3. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    From Apple Store online.

    Actually, I have more luck in casino's than getting a good Macbook Pro AG it seems. :D

    Atleast my iPod Touch was fine. :p
  4. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Are they scratches on the aluminum or on the screen? I haven't seen any one mine from the Apple refurb store.
  5. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    The Aluminium. The 1st one wasn't as bad as the replacement unit. Both were brand new CTO.

    I'm trying my luck again and getting an other replacement.

    I'm just wondering if Anti-Glare screens are more prone to damage, because they have to replace the screen which could lead to accidents.
  6. keithos27 macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2006
    my new MBP that i ordered online came with a faint scratch on the aluminum as well.

    but i travel quite a bit and will ding it myself rather quickly i'm sure so i'm not too concerned.

    i'm more upset that my 15" only gets 4.5 hours of battery life on a full charge as opposed to the advertised 8-9 hours, but that's another issue!
  7. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    My i5 2.53 Glossy came with a small scratch on bottom case. It also came with a small "dented" corner... as if someone hit the corner of the MBP with a sharp blade. Its pretty small though, but I feel it every time with my finger. I didn't want to replace it, as this was a replacement macbook pro from AppleCare since my old c2duo broke 5 times. So I still consider mine a upgrade :D
  8. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    Well, I want a brand new one that is in mint condition. Applecare has been great so far though, great service. I'm going to buy it immediatetly once I have my hands on a good unit :cool:
  9. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    I wouldn't make a big deal out of it too if they gave me a new 2010 unit with slight case damage to replace an old C2D MBP :D
  10. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I'd still have gotten an exchange. Don't forget it counts are a new computer and in future they could deny you warranty coverage based on that damage.
  11. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    Nah, because of this damage, no warranty may be denied. Its purely optical, but I will have it replaced sometimes. And I am going to buy AppleCare again. :)
  12. pandamonia macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2009
    your doing something wrong then.

    i got 10 hours out of mine the other day and i ran it with MSN connected and brightness at 10-40% depending on light.

    now my SSD is installed god knows how much battery ill get.

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