My old bashed Core 2 Duo - pictures enclosed

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  1. Tino04 macrumors member

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    Well guys, I'm new here and though I would share what happens when a pre-unibody MacBook Pro hits concrete due to a strap snapping on a laptop bag :eek:

    It actually still works remarkably well, although the FireWire port was faulty BEFORE the fall, any chance of having this repaired thru Apple Care is non existent.

    I've recently upgraded to the 15" i7 Hi Res Anti-Glare, so all's well that ends well :)

    1) Minor Bumpage on the left hand side - not sure how that happened
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    2) Top down shot of right hand side damage - not looking good
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    3) The carnage is revealed
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    4) Carnage mk2
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  3. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Steve would say: "No harm done, 'most' people don't use firewire anyway." :rolleyes:

    Sorry about your computer, it probably doesn't even close now :(
     
  4. Tino04 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not to worry........lol.

    It closes fine, and it's functionality hasn't been affected whatsoever - it's now got character I suppose :eek:
     
  5. jisaac macrumors member

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    I purchased a MBP 15" last November. A few weeks ago while moving it took a spill. Now the bottom and top case (where the keyboard is) are bent. Any way to get new caseing/enclosure?

    The computer works fine but doesn't close correctly. Not to mention the screen takes very little to come fall down while typing.

    Appreciate any suggestions.
     
  6. mingoglia macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that either hit really really hard or it hit in just the "right" spot. Sucks dude. I had the same machine before my new MBP. It served me well for a long time.
     
  7. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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    I put a huge dent in the corner of my 17" not long after I bought it (probably 4 years ago :eek:)
    still works fine
     
  8. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    I bet it would be non functional if it was a unibody. At least you could always replace the bottom piece.
     
  9. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    You must have a really poor-quality laptop bag. No bag of mine would cause such damage from any reasonable height.
     
  10. unamused macrumors 6502

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    someone should show the dude who was asking about MBP durability...

    ive dropped my thinkpad on the ground naked and it didnt leave any marks...

    Aluminum sure looks nice, but its far from the strongest material!
     
  11. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    eeekkkkk, my worst phobia when it comes to owning sucha nice laptop!!!! :(
     
  12. religionisalie macrumors newbie

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    I'll buy the logic board from that MBP if you're selling.
     
  13. chris7777 macrumors 6502

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    Was the bag defective? or just one of those last straw deals?

    I am debating what to get to carry my MBP in , I am currently using an ill fitting backpack, its well made, but for some reason It was never labeled,

    At least you have a replacement.
     
  14. AndrewCjDuong macrumors member

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    damn... well the nicest thing i could do is take it off your hands for free:)
     
  15. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    The sad thing is I bet he could get that for like $500 bucks since it works.
    Or he can give it to me XD
    (not kidding) ;)
     
  16. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    Yours is actually not that bad, I've seen much much worse :eek:
     
  17. Tino04 thread starter macrumors member

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    The Logic Board is defective - hence the firewire issue. I'm going to take it into the apple store and see what they say. I'd wager however that the bottom case and logic board being replaced will run to maybe £800 :eek:
     
  18. Gomff macrumors 6502a

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    That's the generation of MBP I currently use, although mine is still in mint condition and working well. I think it might take a drop like that to force me to upgrade because it's still such a good laptop.

    If I bought a new Unibody (which I do like very much) I'd have to pay extra for things I already have like a non glossy screen and the ability to plug into my 30" cinema display...Not to mention losing Firewire 400 altogether.
     
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