Minor cosmetic imperfection, MBP 2016

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anakratis, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. anakratis macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2016
    Now, before you guys obliterate me from this thread, I KNOW there have been posts like this over the years, and I just wanted the input of others if this is a flaw I should be concerned about, or if I should totally forgot about it. The picture is below. I just got this computer today. There is a small chip in the aluminum near the bottom of the case towards the front.

    What do you guys think? :)

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  2. !!! macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2013
    You should go to an Apple Store and tell them about it immediately, if you care.
    If you don't, then just don't worry about it
  3. monkeydax macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    Yeah this is probably what you should do. You'd probably have a hard time justifying the need for something to be done though.
  4. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    This is so small that I'd probably forget about it. I understand that it's hard to not look at your machine through magnifying glass after spending so much on a machine, though. The machine will probably have worse minor imperfections by the time you replace the computer.
  5. hj576 macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2016
    I speak from no experience here xD
    But I think its purely up to you, if it bothers you, you should go to the apple store. If you are OK with it, I doubt that would costs problem later on.

    You have the right to complaint and you should if you think the hassle of going to the apple store and bringing up the issue is worth the effort
  6. XenoXelloss macrumors newbie


    Oct 31, 2005
    To the OP, I understand as I have a similar OCD tendency. I noticed upon receipt of my rMBP a slight scratch/indentation on my rMBP's plastic hinge/clutch cover. It must have been like this from the factory as the area around it, and the computer as a whole, is in perfect/like new/immaculate condition and must be attributed to the manufacturing process.

    If I was given the opportunity to return/exchange it for a new one, I would. It would irritate me knowing that this imperfection wasn't caused by me and my philosophy on buying new is that it should be near immaculate with anything happening afterwards on you.

    OP, it really depends on how you feel and if it will be much of a bother on your mind in the future. Many won't care but for some people like me, such a thing will be a bother for a long time till I replace it... with a tMBP. That won't be for a few years and thankfully the scratch is somewhere obscure.
  7. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2012
    Just call Apple. I'm sure they can make it right for you.
  8. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2013
    Call Apple. They want to know about defects on a rollout of a product. They're gonna want it back for an exchange.
  9. x-evil-x macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    My macbook pro looks similar to this but not as bad over the years. It could get worse but it doesnt look that bad and black underneath it so hard to tell. It would bother me on a new computer thats for sure.
  10. anakratis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2016
    Hi all - thank you for everyone's opinion. I'm definitely OCD about this kind of stuff, so I went in to the Apple Store and asked for an exchange. They handed me a new one without a problem and it looks absolutely pristine :)
  11. RetinaFarts macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2016
    Glad you got a new one! These things happen, but Apple is usually great about replacing it with no hassle.
  12. Rkuda macrumors regular


    May 23, 2016

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