Macbook pro i7 Dent?!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hastyle, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. hastyle macrumors member

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    Hey guys, Im looking to get a macbook pro i7, found a 6 month old for a great price with apple care, only problem is it has a dent on it. I have a old powerbook for 6 years now and drop stuff on it but never even dented it, owner claims he dropped his cellphone on it. Should i be concerned about this?

    thanks.
     

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  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I had some dents like that on my old powerbook, and they didn't cause any problems. The only thing I would be concerned about is that it looks like that dent is right over where the hard drive is, which could be a problem.
     
  3. RockerChick22 macrumors newbie

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    No, that's where the battery is. Hard drive is beneath the optical drive (right side)

    Only problem is that Apple could always screw you out of the warranty, if it still has one, for accidental damage.
     
  4. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    Ah its close to the hard drive. The hard drive is also on the left side of the macbook pro 17in.
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    yeah you're right, I looked at the teardown pictures again and it is on the other side. :eek:
     
  6. hastyle thread starter macrumors member

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    the computer has 6 months left and he's including the extended applecare.

    "Only problem is that Apple could always screw you out of the warranty, if it still has one, for accidental damage."

    u mean the warranty could be voided because of this dent?!?!? are u sure about that?
     
  7. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    if the dent causes the failure YES then your warranty will be void, otherwise, NO.
    :D
     
  8. hastyle thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm thats a big risk ,so do u guys think this is worth it?
     
  9. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Well you never said how much it will cost, so post the amount and we can tell you if it's worth it. :)
     
  10. vsighi macrumors 6502

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    Get your self a i7 INTEL sticker and fix the proablem...:cool:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Core-i7-i...898?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a051e95a2
     
  11. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Aluminium is soft so it will dent; but luckily since the top case is quite thick, that dent is most likely cosmetic.

    Since you didn't post the price, can't say if it's good value or not.
     
  13. binaryscene macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't worry about it. Mine is 4 years old, dented to heck, and still runs great.
     
  14. hastyle thread starter macrumors member

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    lol nice!

    um price is 2075 CAD (2050 US)15" i7 with the high res screen, and apple care ext.

    I was gonna buy a new i5 with no upgrades for about the same price, but i seen this and thought why not i get the faster cpu, bigger hd, high res and 2.5 yr applecare.

     
  15. Nein01 macrumors 6502

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    yeah i would say definitely go for it and put a sticker over that dent. nice idea.
     
  16. wakeborder556 macrumors regular

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    Mine was dented in a few spots and apple still fixed my problems. They actually replaced the bottom case for me and then it looked brand new.
     
  17. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    There's always this:

    Apple Store (Canada): Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.66GHz Intel Core i7

    15.4-inch LED-backlit antiglare Hi-Res widescreen display (1680 x 1050 pixel)
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory

    $2,029.00
     
  18. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Hmm, I dunno man. $2000+ is a lot to spend on a used Mac notebook that's dented, especially in an area that's unavoidable in terms of seeing daily. Placing a sticker over it just makes it worse for $2000+. It's up to you but if you're going to spend that type of money get a brand new or refurb 15".
     
  19. hastyle thread starter macrumors member

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    hm,, well thats what im trying to weigh out if this dent is worth it.


    i5 refurb + applecare = 2000 + tax = $2258.87

    i7 refurb + applecare = 2400+ tax = $2712

    i7 + high res anti gloss + applecare = $2,806.00 + tax = $3107.

    Used version - $2075, so is 1000 bucks worth the dent?! I think it could be.

    I will inspect it today and see how i feel about it,

     
  20. hastyle thread starter macrumors member

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    they didnt charge you for the replacement?

     

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