Macbook Pro Dent Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by The Toon Master, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. The Toon Master macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2006
    My friend was carrying my Macbook Pro 17in In a orange Wilson bag (the one advertised on the site) and the strap snapped and the left side of my laptop fell on the tile floor and got dented on the left corner and scrapped it a little bit. The dent is also on the charger plug, making it hard to plug in. The left side near the speakers also lifted up a little bit.

    My Friend was wondering if this is covered by the Applecare Warranty, and if not, how much this would run me for to fix it.

    Thanks for any help
  2. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    Accidental damage isn't covered under warranty. That repair will come out of your own or your friends pocket.
  3. The Toon Master thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2006
    Ah, thanks

    My friend called and the guy said he has to pay over a grand, so his parents are gonna stab him when they find out
  4. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    Geez, thats a lot of cheddar for a repair. That is one of the biggest reasons that I do not let anyone including my Wife! Greedy maybe but if anything gets dented I am gonna blame ME.
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Wow--are you really going to make him pay all of that?
  6. jaded-mandarin macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2008
    Surely that's a fault with the Wilson bag, which shouldn't be happening. Although it would be hard to prove. But to me it sounds like a serious manufacturing fault.
  7. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    is the actual plastic ring (rectangle) inside the magsafe hole actually deformed?
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    That sucks,id get onto wilson & do some serious moaning,
    also tell you mate to put on his trainers in case he has
    to do some running
  9. OceanView macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2005
    I wonder if a Speck case would have prevented the damage.
    Anyone know?
  10. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    There's a better chance it would have protected it then not. I'm personally not a fan of the Speck cases though.
  11. GavinTing macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2007
    To be honest, the speck case gave me super scratches, see

    Personally, I'd take my chances without the case.

    I'd seriously advise you to get on the phone with Wilson or the store you bought it from and complain. Alot.
  12. writeous macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2007
    Macbook's are meant to be protected, like the herniated scrotum of an older gentleman.
  13. drchipinski macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2007
    WTF! :D
  14. lucky3killer macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    Damn, I wish that Apple SHOULD offers Care for accident damage, such as AccidentCare or Apple Care Pro or so.

    I would wonders if you can purchase the insurace to cover MBP?
  15. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2008
    would be nice, but people need to take responsibility when they do something "accidentally" -- not to say that what happened to you doesn't suck....i blame the bag:)
  16. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Uh is this really a well-thought out idea? You want people juggling their laptops because it doesn't cost them anything if they drop it (even intentionally). I'm just saying that I bet there'd be a lot of people 'accidentally' damaging their laptops towards the end of the warranty when there's a new model out..
  17. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    The bag will make a difference.

    Companies such as brenthaven have highly padded bags.
  18. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    Greener places than I used to live
    One of my old bandmates went to Clemson for some engineering degree. Whatever program it was required that the students got some sort of Thinkpad through the school, and they came with 3 year warranties through their IT dept. He told me that near the end of that time students would do all sorts of crazy things to kill the computer and get a brand new one to replace it. Shocking them, dropping them, all sorts of things. Sounds like the least thought-out policy ever.
  19. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2005
    I have the same problem with my mbpro, but I know I'd probably have holes, dings, and dents all over the mbpro if it werent for my speck too rough with my stuff not to have one...i'd love if they upgraded the vid card and screen on the regular mb...i'd purchase one in a heartbeat!
  20. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    The exact same thing happened to me with a case on and I still have a dent.
  21. ncmason macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2007
  22. SwitchingtoMAC macrumors member


    Apr 7, 2006
  23. killerwhack macrumors regular


    Aug 5, 2004
    Los Angeles, California
    Look at

    I got a quote for $150 per year. Protects against many of the losses described in threads like these:

    I dropped an Anvil on my MBP... Apple should repair it.
    I drove my car over my Macbook.
    My macbook went over Niagra Falls...without a barrel.
    I accidentally shot my macbook with my glock 9mm handgun.
    (just kidding)

  24. ncmason macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2007
    This is only advised if you need to go with the cheaper route. If Apple is willing to repair it, like the OP stated, it would cost a whole bunch. Anyways, "voiding warranty" is bound to happen at some point ;)
  25. ncmason macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2007
    Thanks for pointing that company out. I will definitely take a look at them. It's such a great price for what they offer. Appreciate it!

    - Mason

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