Too much to fix a dent in macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Storrow, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Storrow macrumors regular

    May 25, 2006
    i recently bought a macbook pro 15 inch and i love it but somehow there is a dent to the left of the track pad located half way across from the track pad to the edge of the computer. i found a video that shows you how to take the case off with the keyboard and it seems like it should be easy enough to just take the screws out, take off the cover and push the dent out. my only concern is in the video the guy was pulling the cover off some kind of clips. i dont want to break these clips. has anyone ever done this? are they easy to break? if it wasnt for those clips id feel comfortable with the screws, after all its just a dent but if i could easily fix it that would be cool.
  2. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    I think the only way to fix that is to get a new case, which you should have professionally done. The reason is because the aluminum stretches out when you dent it, so it's impossible to "repair" a dented case. Sorry dude.
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    I'm in the same boat as you. My case is really badly bent above the CD drive (meaning disks don't eject without serious persuasion), and my MBP needs a whole case replacement.

    The screen fades out and the right hand fan is broken along with the trackpad being dodgy so I'll probably be getting a replacement, it's already had a logic board replacement. :(
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Not if the damage done to the case were accidental or some how self inflicted.
  5. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    You know, I saw a video of someone fixing a car dent using a hair dryer and a bottle of keyboard cleaner, the C02 charged blowers.

    Heat the area for 30 seconds to a minute, then turn the C02 bottle upside down and inundate the area with freezing cold C02 for 10 seconds.

    The car dent popped itself out. But obviously there are little chances with it working and a possibility of damaging components.. just an idea.
  6. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    It is NOT as easy as pushing the dent from the other side and having it pop out, trust me.

    See if you have a Dent Wizard somewhere near you. It's a shop that specializes in popping out dents in cars without replacing parts. They're highly skilled at dent removal. They fixed about 15 dents on my car from hail damage, and it looked good as new, for very cheap.

    I don't know if they would be able to do something this small, but if you took it apart for them, they might be willing to try it. Give them a call.
  7. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    the thought of putting a blow dryer to a MBP sounds very dangerous to me... help help my puter's on fire!
  8. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Don't bother. You may or may not be able to fix it, and it might just end up worse. It's purely cosmetic.

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