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Is there a G-Tool for MacBook Pro machines

While the new gTool iCorner appears to be a really great tool, it doesn't appear to have adapters for corner repairs on either the older or newer MacBook Pro machines. Is there something I missed or is this in development or should I just drop it like a hot MacBook?

https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/gTool...

UPDATE 4/1/16

I'm still looking. anyone seen any new tools that have been developed?

UPDATE 4/16/16

They just came out with a new tool, New PlierTek MacBook Pro- Air Display Corner Frame Repair Tool-: http://www.pliertek.com/collections/macb...

I just got one in yesterday and will let you know how it works when I get one in that needs repair.

Here are videos on using them: http://www.pliertek.com/pages/testimonia...

@kyle - This may be something iFixit would want to sell as a less expensive alternative to the g-tools. The tips are removable and here are the ones for the iPhones and iPads but I don't see a complete kit: http://www.pliertek.com/collections/head....

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mayer, I'd drop it unless you are looking to repair these:"

iPhone 5 and 5S; iPad 2, 3, & 4, Mini, Mini Retina, and Air; and iPod 5th Generation." The tool is great but does not seem to have the die for your needs. Just my 2cents....

Update (04/01/2016)

@ mayer PlierTek has a tool that might just work for you. Check on here

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I called them up and they said the one for the 5 will work pretty well.

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Officially, there isn't a Gtool that will handle MacBook Pro corners. Sorry.

Unofficially, we've used the iCorner 1207-iPad Mini/Air tool to pull a dent from the corner of a unibody MBP display assembly. That setup has radii that is pretty close to the MBP corners, but not quite. If you're trying to pull a dent from an assembly so you can put a piece of glass in, it will probably work. If you want it to look like new, then you're probably going to be disappointed. Your Mileage May Vary.

Sorry for a dodgy answer, but that's the best that we've got. For now.

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I'm replacing the glass and LVDS cable on a 15" MBP 2011 today with a dented corner. I have to beat out the dent so it won't put pressure on the glass and break it again. Like most Techs, I'm a tool junkie. I would think there would be a great demand for a tool to work on Mac dents. Please let me know when the die comes out.

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had a chance to get a MacBook Pro the other day (a1278). Dented corner and broken glass. If not concerned about it looking new, can it be bent back well enough for a new glass to install and seat?

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mayer will be eternally grateful.
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