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Old Jul 1st, 2004, 11:01 PM   #1
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I AM PISSED!

never has such horrible damage happened ANY pc-based laptop I have owned!

the laptop slipped out of my hands... dropped about 1 inch... and now it has dents and scratches on the panel around the keyboard!

WTF!

You would htink that they would make it more durable than that!

Now... where can I buy a replacement face-plate for that area to install?

I just got the laptop 2 weeks ago (tomorrow)... will apple take care of this replacement?

thoughts?
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Old Jul 1st, 2004, 11:05 PM   #2
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No, Apple won't take care of damage caused by improper use of by the owner, even if it was an accident.
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Old Jul 1st, 2004, 11:17 PM   #3
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is there any diff. b/w a retail purchase and an edu. purchase regrading warranty info?

also, where can I get a replacement at a REASONABLE price...
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Old Jul 2nd, 2004, 09:16 AM   #4
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Apparently I am careful too...no marks at all.

However, I reckon if it did fall a few inches some major dents would occur.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2004, 11:52 AM   #5
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Go and buy the 10 pound 2" thick DELL or toshiba model....problem taken care of dude! [img]graemlins/lmao.gif[/img] ...yes the AL books are more sensative but well worth it...
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Old Jul 2nd, 2004, 12:31 PM   #6
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I'd suggest seeing what eBay has to offer.

I found a back plate and the pieces you are referring to at a great price from someone who was parting out his machine. [img]graemlins/nuts.gif[/img]
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Old Jul 2nd, 2004, 12:44 PM   #7
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You would think that wouldn't you, being aluminium and all. It's the iBook that is the 'toughbook' though.

My friends PB looks like someone shot it with a 12 Guage, and he's pretty careful with it. They're just delicate that's all. From what I've seen from the people I know that have them you have to be really careful.

Let's see.... We've tried Titanium, Aluminium shall why not go all out and try Platinum next?
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my albook is coming up on its first birthday in a few weeks (no presents, please) and i have yet to see any scratches or dents.
guess that puts me in the "careful" category.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2004, 05:06 PM   #9
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That's what I liked about my Lombard...
I must have dropped it at least 30 times with no damage.

Why can't Apple just make a G4 laptop in a rubberized casing?

Durable = Better

Right?

Oh well...
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Old Jul 2nd, 2004, 05:11 PM   #10
 
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maybe the rubberized casing is thicker and heavier. apple puts a big emphasis on thin and light when it comes to their laptops, especially the powerbooks.

personally, i care aboot mine too much for it to really be an issue. i would never drop my albook 30 times even if i knew it could take it.
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