Simple fix for a scratched MBP (bottom case) NOT DIY!

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  1. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty OCD about my MBP so when I saw that I somehow had managed to scratch it I was not happy. The bottom (case or lid) of my MBP had about an inch long scratch in the middle.

    I knew there was no way I could polish the scratch away so I called my local authorized Apple Service Center here in town. They said to replace the part was $50.00 plus shipping from Apple ($7).

    I ordered the part and they even offered to put it on for free.

    All together, it cost me roughly $60 (part, shipping, tax) to replace.

    I'm sure to some that may seem excessive but I thought it was a good deal.

    Just wanted to pass it along..

    -P
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Completely replacing the damaged part isn't a very original idea.
     
  3. Pentad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I never said it was on original idea. :rolleyes:

    I just thought it was simple, cheap, and solved the problem completely.
     
  4. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Its a good price considering how much these go for on ebay.
     
  5. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

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    Well thanks for the tip, but I was under the impression that you had a DIY fix for us lol.
     
  6. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Same here.
     
  7. Pentad thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Pentad

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    Sorry, I added a NO DIY clause to my Thread title. :)

    I didn't mean to mislead, only offer a simple solution to my problem.



    Cheers!
    -P
     
  8. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    I have one on the bottom of mine but it doesn't bother me. When do you look at the bottom of it?

    [​IMG]

    No doubt you will get more on the bottom so you going to pay $60 each time you get a scratch on it?
     
  9. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    I replaced my bottom for 60$ but that was because there was a pretty noticeable dent in it. Use the Wrapsol skin for scratches.
     
  10. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    you realize that anyone that upgrades their ram or harddrive has to do exactly what you did.
    This really does not sound like a simple fix when you are spending $50 to remove a scratch on a computer.

    And it is good to know that you were not going to try to polish it, because the aluminum is powder coated.
     
  11. HLdan macrumors 603

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    One big caveat to having the bottom case replaced is that the serial number is on the bottom cover and it won't be once it's replaced.
     
  12. RT2020 macrumors regular

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    I've got about 20 scratches that size on the bottom of mine...but then I use mine as a tool.

    These things aren't exactly collectors items.. they're going to depreciate in value either way. Their real value is the enjoyment and productivity you can get out of it.
     
  13. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    But you can always get it on system profile
     
  14. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Well, that was my point (sorry, I should've added to what I wrote), if you're having problems with the computer and you can't boot it up, you can't get to the serial number to check your warranty status.
     
  15. BurningJah macrumors regular

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    As some people say in ther sig! Mine is!
     
  16. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    If you take the bottom cover off, you can find that there is the MacBook Pro's serial number above the RAM socket. Or, you can get it from the box. Either way...
     

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