Replaceable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LaDub, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. LaDub macrumors newbie

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    So I dropped my macbook pro on a tiled floor...and it has a dent now, it doesn't affect the closing of my mac, but it is just really unattractive to look at. I just bought this mac back in June, so the one year manufacturer's warranty is still in effect. However, apple doesn't cover drops, etc. So is there a way I can make this dent go away?

    Here is a picture of it:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/68491973@N05/6232110192/in/photostream
     
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    That brought a tear to my eye..a $2000 computer on the floor..
     
  3. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    a speck case may have prevent a big dent like that LOL

    apple doesnt cover accidental damage. u go go into a store and try but they will most likely say they dont cover accidental damage and charge you if u want a new unibody shell
     
  4. nicklad macrumors 6502

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    You'll need a new top case - it's an extensive job.
     
  5. Takashi, Oct 10, 2011
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  6. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Takashi and Nicklad are correct.

    It is quite and extensive job.

    Everything but the top case is transferred to the new top case.

    This includes the mouse (which needs to be inserted and aligned, frustrating for a fully trained tech).

    The display (Apple makes a special tool just to align it).

    The logic board, and everything else.
     
  7. Takashi macrumors regular

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    Just a silly question. What do you mean by aligning the display? Will this step be unnecessary since the top part is not going to be touched? I thought you just unscrew everything, move to a new case, and screw everything down.
     
  8. LaDub thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I went to the apple store and talked to one of the geniuses there - they're gonna replace the top case free of charge.
     
  9. warvanov macrumors 6502a

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    Nice!
     
  10. arcite macrumors 6502a

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    I have dropped my macbook on the floor a few times. It now has a few small dents and chips. You'll get over it.

    A Speck case can hide the dents, but in no way offers much in the way of drop protection.
     
  11. B.LI macrumors regular

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    I slightly cringed a little when looking at the photo, but good to hear that apple would replace it free of charge! Good on ya! :)
     
  12. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to respond so late.

    The display clamshell is not a simple screw-in affair. The holes in the hinges (where the mound to the unibody) are wider than the diameter of the screw to allow for adjustment. The process of aligning the display "just right" in both directs and then screwing it all into place is, at best, a nuisance.
     
  13. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    You're so lucky :)
    When did you buy your MBP?
     

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