Non Unibody Dropped MBP Edge Craxking, Advice needed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by InfernoUk, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. InfernoUk macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    Hey guys, i got a dropped MBP for free as the HDD was dead, replaced the HDD and its going strong, however recently i noticed an increasing crack in the back joint of the case. I think this is due to a bent piece of metal forcing it apart, i just push it closed and it seems to go back and then happens again later on. Anything i can do ? or just drop damage ? i just dont want it to get worse.

    Here are 2 pics of the damage to see if anyone has any ideas



  2. InfernoUk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
  3. docal97 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    Well you could have a 3rd party repair facility do a repair, but it is going to be fairly expensive. I don't think that Apple themselves would do much for you b/c they will say that it is user damage, as you already know. From the looks of your picture, it is a pre-unibody mbp, circa 2007? I had one of these machines and they are really great, so it may be worth a trip to Apple just to have them give you an idea of what a repair may cost. They also offer a depot repair for about $325(I don't remember the exact amount), that basically would repair anything within the machine that is defective, although I don't think that this would cover user caused defects.

    So I would start by going to Apple and seeing what they can do for you. If you don't get anywhere, I would do a web search for a 3rd party Apple certified repair shop and contact them.

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