[Mid 2012 cMBP] Medium Keyboard Dent. Should I be worried?

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  1. Slayergramp, Aug 26, 2013
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    Slayergramp macrumors newbie

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    While sitting at my desk, I stood up too close to the desk and a large wooden block (Actually a Wooden Block with my name on it, given as a gift but lets call it a block) fell off the top shelf of the desk and hit the Macbook. I wasn't looking at the computer at the time so I don't know how much damage it truly did, but I'm pretty sure it only had a single impact on the keyboard.

    There is a fair sized dent in the keyboard, and it looks like the center point of the cave in, is between the tab key, tilde key, 1 key, and Q key. It's enough of a dent to make the keys uncomfortable to use, as they are all slanted towards the center of the dent, however they are all fully functional. When it hit, I was using windows through bootcamp, so the gpu was being used.

    The only reaction the computer had, was the fan seemed to run at full blast for about a second, and then went back to normal. The laptop seems totally fine, but I'd just like to be sure. What hardware is under the keyboard in that area that could have been damaged, and is there anyway to repair the dent? Also, is there anyway to check to see if there's actually been damage done to the internals?

    I'll add pictures if you guys think it'll help.

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  3. macNwindow macrumors member

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    oh man, that looks bad. I would get it fixed.

    If the computer is working fine and all, then i wouldn't worry about long term problems. The only thing that may bother you is the dent when you are typing.
     
  4. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

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    that looks pretty bad, I would go to the apple store and check if that dent will affect any of the components
     
  5. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

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    disassemble it and push it back out from underneath?
     
  6. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    Having done some needle nose pliers work on the corner of my dropped 2008 uni-body MBP, I would attempt this route. When you disassemble, you should be able to see if there are any broken parts. If it is just a cosmetic dent, then just be careful in flexing it out, and you should be good to go.
     
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