Is this thing made of creme cheese? (My scratch horror!)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by profmatt, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    So my hugely expensive brand new MacBook Pro arrived today and I love it so much and it's so perfect and I've spent all day setting it up.

    And then, for no reason, a picture decides to jump off a shelf onto the closed MacBook. Only a small one. From a height of maybe six inches.

    But that was enough. Now there are two scratches on the lid. They're small. But I know they're there.

    My little boy is already no longer perfect. I'm traumatised.

    Yeah, yeah, first world problems. Whatever.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Aluminum is a soft metal, so it doesn't take much.

    Bummers on getting it nicked like that :(
     
  3. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. To be honest, it's a small nick and a very small nick. You can only see them in certain light. Like when you're looking for it under a bright light and crying when you find it.
     
  4. Macalway, Dec 29, 2016
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    If it's space grey it will show, if it's silver it will not (most likely). I've never had a problem with the sliver MacBooks, and i've had a dozen. I have a very tiny nick on the space grey and you can see the silver underneath. This nick would not be visible under any light on a silver model.

    Space grey looks very nice but is very, very, bad with scratches, and not a great idea if you plan on reselling it in the near future. If your going to keep it for 4 years, who cares.
     
  5. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    It may be a first world problem (aren't they all) but I would be traumatized also. Sorry to hear about your scratches. When one of my new and perfect items gets a mark I try to think of it as personalization - I would recognize the item anywhere as mine.
     
  6. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    I hate that when it happens :eek:

    My Mrs MacBook has both front corners dented and she does not even blink and her case looked like she had rolled pastry on it so much so I had too clean it

    Don't get me started on why she has to pinch the lid to close it so leaving thumb prints all over the screen edge :rolleyes:
     
  7. SJTrance macrumors member

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    My clear skin can't get here soon enough. Still won't protect me from dents.
     
  8. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    No reason? Poltergeists?
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    Imagine what a jet black Macbook Pro would look like in a day, or a week!
     
  9. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    It's a tool to get things done, not a museum piece. Use it accordingly and stop the obsessions.
     
  10. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    It's a museum piece. Or at least you should treat it like one, if you want to eventually utilize the very high resale value.
     
  11. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's actually the USB C cable's fault. It's much stiffer than the power lead to the old style MacBooks and it knocked the picture off the shelf. This has never ever happened before. Which is what makes it so frustrating. Why today? My first day with my new toy?

    Well, it is and it isn't. I think most Mac purchasers appreciate the aesthetic design of their Macs.

    I agree it's a bit nuts to be upset about something superficially trivial. But, you know, we're all human.
     
  12. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Lucky it only got scratched, and not dented as well. #silverlining
     

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