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    My MBP - question
    Hi folks,

    to cut a long story short my 2yr old decided to make my MBP his new toy....and proceeded to pull it off the desk kick it about and tear the keys off.

    and its very dead.

    so it was sent to a specialist local to me and the damage was identified as:

    new keyboard
    new battery
    new power supply
    new HDD
    new logic board

    rather than foor a repair bill the MBP was claimed off my house insurance.

    my insurance company collected the machine and are still to give me a decision on whether they will repair it or supply me with vouchers to buy a new one....

    simple question here - is it viable for them to repair it?

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    Welcome to the forum.

    In short NO. I believe i read a thread yesterday and the geniuses quoted $1700 jus for the logic board to be replaced. Add a couple hundred for new battery, $100 or so for a new HD getting back up there for a keyboard and then you have the power supply, you could well be over $2000 easy. You dont say what model MBP you have, but IMO i would be getting a new one. But then its up to those scrupulous Insurance Companies now isnt it

    I would be hoping for a new one anyways lol

    Good luck with it

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    I doubt it IMO.

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    not really fussy for a new one - just one that works lol

    really dont know the specs i bought it in 2007 it was a 15inch 100gb HD

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    Does your home owners policy have a deductible? If you have no deductible on personal household items, they'll replace the machine with one of equal value. There is no way that machine can be repaired for less than the cost of a new one.

    Regards.

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    Insurance companies have never EVER repaired anything EVER. They have simply sent it to their preferred computer shop (if you're quite lucky, it will be a Mac repair shop) to get an independent estimate of fixing v. replacing.

    Given your description, they will eventually opt for replacement (minus deductible).

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    sorry guys i have no idea what a deductible is

    american thing?

    im in the UK so is this the same as excess?

    i have already paid a 100 excess to my insurance company who have sent the MBP to a sister company who deal with electrical goods called Evander - it is this company who will take the decision to repair or replace.

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    yep.... excess

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    just a wee update,

    insurance rang me up the other day and advised that my 2007 MBP was beyond economical repair.

    got vouchers in the post this morning so just about to nip off to buy a new 15" MBP

    not a bad result from the insurance who turned my claim round in under a week


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    Glad to hear it, and I'm sure your son will be glad too when you tell him this story in a few years!

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