Scratch/dent on new MBP (too obsessive?)

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  1. Noomi macrumors newbie

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    Hey!

    This is my first post, since I finally dare to post here now that I'm also an owner of a Mac. I did receive my new MBP 15" yesterday and did notice a (really depending on the lightning) noticeable scratch/dent that was there when I took it out of the box.

    Since this nice piece of engineering cost me ~2.500$ I would have loved to become it in perfect shape (knowing that I'll probably scratch it myself over time). I ended up finding the dent in the pictures below :(.

    Am I too obsessed with perfection for not really liking this that close to the Apple logo. As I said it is dependent on the lightning/view angle how hard you notice it. I guess I would have to completely return it and order a new one to get it replaced, if I should decide to do so. Is there maybe any other trick to make things like this not that visible - besides a case?

    Further away:
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    Up close:
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  2. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Well, it's up to you. But I personally would not worry about that particular flaw.
     
  3. mike2732 macrumors member

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    Seeing this thread forced me to look carefully over my lid... I found something similar. Just ignore it, there's bound to be minor flaws.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Indubitably.
     
  5. YsoSerious macrumors 6502

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    That's like a dead pixel on your monitor that you will stare at all the time. Lol, take it in when it begins to drive you crazy.
     
  6. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    OP, ultimately it all depends on you. However, I personally would just bring/send it back to Apple for an exchange simply because once I know the dent is there, I'll constantly be thinking about it & it'll just annoy the crap out of me. :eek:
     
  7. Noomi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is actually what I'm afraid of, not loving my new MB as much as I would have without the dent. I do like the feel and everything about this MacBook but I guess something like this which is as I can see from this post something not even visible to many others or a really really small imperfection would probably not make me viable for an exchange.

    Maybe my obsession started when I installed Coconut Battery after I first started the MBP and saw a battery capacity of 97%. I did read that there is a tolerance and stuff but it already went to 96% today (currently I'm trying to calibrate the battery - like Apple says in their FAQ). Dunno if that will change anything there.
     
  8. foobarbaz macrumors 6502

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    I emphasize. It is new, it is still special.

    But in a few months it will have collected more minor scratches. But you won't care because the MBP has turned from a shrine to a work device.

    At least that's how it is for me. Every time. The first scratch is the toughest. :)
     
  9. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]

    Wait... I think I see it...




    Relax, it's tiny.
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Then go exchange it. It's your call.
     
  11. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

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    think of it as the first bump being out of the way. now you don't have to obsess over the thing anymore.
     
  12. Noomi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if an exchange is even possible within the 2 week return time frame or will I have to return it and buy a new one?

    Thanks for your help :)
     
  13. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    If its below two weeks old, then I would demand that they switch it out for a new one. Just take everything with you (box, papers, receipt, etc) and switch it out for a new one. If they offer to repair it, then just tell them that you want a replacement, or you'll just return the computer.

    My experience with the Apple Store repairing my computer hasn't been top notch, and I doubt you want to wait for it to get fixed.
     
  14. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    cosmetic things like that out of the box, I'd be a bit more concerned about but it doesnt look overly bad. Kind of your call at this point if you want to swap it out.

    When I got my new 15" High-Res I noticed a dead pixel right away, and before it used to irritate make when I would get displays with dead pixels but fortunately its not dead center and not that big of a deal considering its the way it is with larger displays.
     
  15. Noomi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it is below 2 weeks old - the age of the battery even shows 0 weeks and 1 cycle which is what is actually confusing me about its bevahiour/condition reported from Coconut Battery.

    I ordered it online at the official Apple Store so I guess I will try the Apple Hotline tomorrow and see what I can work out. Although I think returning it would be a wiser option since it seems that if the visitors of this forum already somehow agree that I'm too obsessive I guess the apple support team will think I'm insane when I'll try to explain my problem :eek:.
     

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