Macbook Unibody Damage -- possible to repair?

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  1. CWM999 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone!

    First: My 2010 white unibody macbook is out of warranty. I somehow (I still can't figure out how) damaged it recently. I must have dropped my backpack or... I don't know. The bottom case is now bent. The bottom right corner is bent downward, so it no longer completely closes nor does it sit well on a straight surface. It appears to still be functioning, but it looks rather terrible.

    Is it possible to repair this? If so, how much would it cost and what would be the best option?

    If more information is needed, I will try to provide it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Is it bent like this:[​IMG]

    If so, Apple will repair it free of charge..
     
  3. piatti macrumors 6502a

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    Since when did they start repairing it free of charge?
     
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  5. CWM999 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, unfortunately, that isn't the same sort of damage.

    The entire right corner of the lower case seems to have been bent downward slightly. I think the only thing I need to do is replace the lower case, which is fairly pricey and time consuming, but it could be worse.

    Ty for the replies, though.
     
  6. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    How could a unibody polycarbonate Macbook's corner "bend down" without cracking? The unibody polycarbonate is extremely thick and tough in the corners, so that would require A LOT of force to accomplish this if it were even possible at all. I could only see the current MacBook Air doing such a thing because of it being thin aluminum at the tapered corner.

    Then again, are you talking about the gray bottom cover? The "bottom case" is the white polycarbonate that houses the keyboard.

    Picture, please.
     
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