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    MacBook Pro Case Scratches...Repairable?
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    MacBook Pro Case Scratches...Repairable?
    Just dove into the world of Mac today by buying a early 2010 i5 15" MacBook Pro from a local Craigslist seller. It was an amazing deal...and the machine is in great shape, except for some minor scratches on the top and some more serious scratches (not gouges or dents) on the base from two years of college abuse.

    Can Apple rework and repair these scratches at either an Apple store or by mailing the laptop directly to Apple? Would the price scare me?

    Hope it can be done and relatively inexpensively because I love the Mac, but can't afford a ton on repairs.

    Thanks!

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    MacBook Pro Case Scratches...Repairable?
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    Well, let's think about this. The surface texture is applied by an electrolytic passivation (it's anodized) that would require removing the guts of the case, redoing it, then reassembling the entire thing. So, the short answer is.. nope. It wouldn't be cheap.
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    MacBook Pro Case Scratches...Repairable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    Well, let's think about this. The surface texture is applied by an electrolytic passivation (it's anodized) that would require removing the guts of the case, redoing it, then reassembling the entire thing. So, the short answer is.. nope. It wouldn't be cheap.

    Ugh!!! That's sure not what I wanted to hear.

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    MacBook Pro Case Scratches...Repairable?

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    Get a nice Incase or Speck case for it and protect it going forward. I have an Incase on mine and I love it, protects it and gives you a better grip.

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    MacBook Pro Case Scratches...Repairable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJGreenlief View Post
    Get a nice Incase or Speck case for it and protect it going forward. I have an Incase on mine and I love it, protects it and gives you a better grip.
    Thanks. Looking into that today, matter of fact.

    Also was pleasantly suprised to find that I have over a year of AppleCare still left on the Mac that I got switched into my name by my very helpful Apple customer service tech guy. He recommended that I take it to my local Apple service center, and that they might be able to handle it under the warranty with a upper case replacement or something. I'm hopeful!

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    MacBook Pro Case Scratches...Repairable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davistld01 View Post
    Thanks. Looking into that today, matter of fact.

    Also was pleasantly suprised to find that I have over a year of AppleCare still left on the Mac that I got switched into my name by my very helpful Apple customer service tech guy. He recommended that I take it to my local Apple service center, and that they might be able to handle it under the warranty with a upper case replacement or something. I'm hopeful!
    There ya go! Yes, it is great that AppleCare is transferable
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