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MacBook Pro - Build Quality?


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I've got a few build quality issues. Who should I be bringing these up with? Is it an Apple repair facility that judges if something needs repairing? I don't even live remotely close to an Apple Store so I'm trying to not have to send it in. Any advice is appreciated.
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A little more detail might help. Is it some kind of defect or you just don't like the way it's built?

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Maybe he's asking.. If I were to take my MBP ( which was ordered yesterday) and lets just say when i got it, it was running really really hot for a while. If I were to take in into the Apple store and tell them to re-apply heat sinks ( thermal paste) onto the chips, because I believe they've been over heating.. Would they take my word for it and do it? Or run diagnostics and stuff...
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depends on the day their having. I have heard stories of people getting brand new laptops just for little problems like that.
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is every body have build quality ishuse on there macbook pro like i do? its 17" brand new macbook pro
its not my picture! i have les degrea of deformation! but it is!


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I can take a quick picture of mine, but it looks similiar to yours. It's not as drastic as the first picture though.



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yes its the same!
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Actually... originally out of the box it didn't have the curve to it. It developed after a couple days. I hadn't even put it into a computer bag yet.

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the same here! its 4days old!
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It's thin aluminum. It will bend. Do you all push up the screen from one corner every single time you open it? If so, it's not a build issue but a user issue. Push the screen into position evenly in the center and not in the corners. This is prevent the frame from bending.

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It's thin aluminum. It will bend. Do you all push up the screen from one corner every single time you open it? If so, it's not a build issue but a user issue. Push the screen into position evenly in the center and not in the corners. This is prevent the frame from bending.

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Nope.. I only open from the center, so this definitely isn't a user caused problem on my end. I really don't care either way, I was just posting the photos to help out the original poster!

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It can be bent back if done carefully. Just be careful.
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I definitely think the build quality of the MacBook Pro is a grade lower than that of the PowerBook G4. I find random little dents showing up on my machine despite handling it very carefully (generally), and after just a few months of ownership, it already seems like its frame has been through more than my PowerBook, which I owned for years and definitely did not handle with nearly as much caution.
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hrnm, I have 0 dents in mine, despite carrying it daily. My lid isn't bent either.

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I have had my MacBook since feb. and I take descent care of it and have no dents and no bends in it. I would call Apple and see what they say to do. I mean you have support for a year, and 3 years if you have the Apple care!
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