Just damaged my MBP outer casing. Lid won't close. What to do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vialli25, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. vialli25 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I was installing some new shelves in my bedroom and the unthinkable happened. One of them fell while I was screwing it in straight onto my MBP.

    It has damaged the front part of MBP. Now it is impossible to shut the lid on it. Has also made a small dent near the power button.

    Does anybody have a clue how much Apple will charge to repair this??

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  2. Buskape macrumors 6502

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    This looks like it's going to be quite expensive to fix, their gonna have to replace the whole bottom case.. :(

    If you have an Apple store closeby, you could see a Genius and ask him how much it would cost, my rough guess would be around 400-600$..
     
  3. vialli25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do have one very close by, but wanted to see what you guys thought before driving all the way there.

    I'm in the UK, so I'm guessing that would be about £250-£500 based on what you've said. Bit pointless really, might as well buy a brand new one!

    I'll be claiming on the household contents insurance anyway so I'll see what both Apple and the insurance people have to say.
     
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  7. maflynn Moderator

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    ouch - that really bites.

    bummers man, try googling/ebay to find an external case and do the repair yourself.
     
  8. iGary Guest

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    The upper and lower case, if you buy them yourself from ifixit.com, will run you about $500.00

    If you have Apple do it, expect around $1200.00 from my experience.
     
  9. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    Disassemble it and try to mold the aluminum back into their original positions. The aluminum is rather soft, should not be hard.
     
  10. vialli25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No point in trying myself, if it's going to cost as much as some of you believe then I will hopefully just get a new one on my house insurance! £100 excess charge, but who's going to moan about £100 for a brand new MBP??
     

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