Unibody Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alloucho, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. alloucho macrumors member

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    excuse me for the wrong title, but i can't describe the problem.
    i have a macbook pro 15" unibody late 2008, is there a way to fix that
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  2. rychencop macrumors 65816

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  3. jimthegreek macrumors member

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    Doesn't look like a problem. Looks like you dropped your laptop.

    The ethernet port is the giveaway. its all bent out of shape.
     
  4. alloucho thread starter macrumors member

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    i bought it as it is from a friend. all si fine but when i close it, it remains so and sometimes i find it a bit opened when i put it in a bag.
    excuse me for my english
     
  5. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    no way to fix it yourself unless you determine what parts need to be replaced and have the skills. that can get expensive and risky. take it to a apple store if you can and get a quote.
     
  6. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Your friend dropped it at some point and sold it to you. If he didn't tell you it was dropped, I'd reconsider friend status.
     
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  8. alloucho thread starter macrumors member

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    is there any risk that it will be damaged?
     
  9. mulo macrumors 68020

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    of course, you could destroy it. Don't let my judgment blur yours.

    on a side note I did it to my old MBP, no problems there. If you do decide to give it a try just make sure you are damned care full, and start from the back.
     
  10. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Your friend dropped it. Hopefully he told you.

    If you're not too scared, I second trying a rubber hammer. There is, of course, definitely a risk in doing so. If not, you may just have to live with it as its not something that will be covered by warranty.
     
  11. mulo macrumors 68020

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    yeah, the ethernet port is a must check on the unibody if your buying second hand, its the weakest point in the construction, so it will reveal wether is has been dropped or not.
     
  12. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    and how many have you personally taken a hammer to exactly? :confused:

    op - don't do this. either live with it or get it fixed properly.
     
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  14. aCondor macrumors 6502

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    If you are going to use a rubber hammer, you might as well use all the tools at your disposal. Check out this tutorial, which shows you what sort of result to expect:
    Repairing MacBook Pro with Man Tools



    Does it work? Just leave it as it is, or have a professional look at it.
     

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