Macbook Pro Retina Display Dent... Please Help!

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  1. appleva macrumors newbie

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    I have a very minor dent that on the top of my macbook pro retina display. Its a couple inches to the left of the apple logo. It is very minor and I am not sure whether it will cause any problems in the future, but most likely not. I bought is a little over 1 and a half months ago. After this incident, i bought a case and a sleeve, but do i have any options to fix the dent. Can i get a replacement?

    Please help. My goal is to get rid of this dent.
     
  2. M0esmac macrumors 6502a

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    It is possible, but it will look worse than it is now. ;)
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    You could get a replacement for the screen part but it won't be cheap.

    And this is accidental damage. No normal warranty would cover accidental warranty on portable devices.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If you want it fixed, Apple will probably have to replace the entire display assembly. I don't think they built it to be taken apart.
     
  5. appleva thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do they sell just the top aluminum casing. The display is fine and only the casing is slightly damaged.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    No, they consider it all one piece.
     
  7. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Save your money and forget about it, likely just cosmetic damage that the hard case hides anyway. Ultimately you bought the computer to use it, not admire. The most the dent does is slightly reduce the resale value, don't fall into the trap of it being Apple, therefore you must keep it pristine and untouched, in perpetuity. Apple produces these machines to be used hard, and they generally stand up very well, you will also enjoy the user experience far more if your not constantly worrying about it.

    Written on a 1.2 rMB, no hard case, no KB protector, no Skins, live and direct from here, ready for the rainforest, then back off to the Far East;
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    Apple produces tools to use, the bigger question is, what are you going to do with them...

    Q-6
     
  8. duervo macrumors 68000

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    You could try a couple of the tricks used to get out hail damage dents from cars. Dry ice rubbed on the dent for a while to see if the metal contracting enough due to reduction in temperature is enough to pop the dent out. Suction cups can be used as well, but that's a tool that will probably be harder to get.

    If it were me, I would just leave it.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Just an FYI, the OP dented his laptop in 2012, so I think he may have already decided what to do :)
     
  10. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    :oops: Nice, normally spot that one, guessing the post resurfaced after the recent update of the forum, anyway such is life on MR :)

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