Thread: Cracked MacBook Pro 13'
07-31-2012, 05:05 PM #1
Cracked MacBook Pro 13'
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- Aug 03, 2010
Basically I tripped at my University's library and my macbook went flying and hit the ground. I checked and to my horror the screen was cracked but apparently the LCD panel underneath was not since I could see evrything fine. I have apple-care and went to the apple store and unfortunately they won't cover it. Their price was in my opinion ridiculous $265, that's a bloody ripoff. I basically said I couldn't afford that and walked out. Does anyone know of any places that I can send my laptop in to get fixed or is it easy to do it yourself? If it's half that price Apple charges I'll send it in.
07-31-2012, 05:25 PM #2
This actually is NOT a ripoff. The LCD panel that needs to be replaced (if you were to buy the part yourself & replace it)...would cost $150-$200...then add the cost of labor to install it (which $65 would not be that unreasonable).
As far as places to send your computer to be repaired. I don't think that you're going to find anywhere (that you can trust)...that will be much less than $265. Powerbookmedic.com does repairs...they charge around $249 for a MacBook LCD replacement (price includes shipping).
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Remember...don't get angry with Apple. If "someone" didn't trip...sending their laptop flying...we wouldn't be having this discussion!
07-31-2012, 07:34 PM #3
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- Fort Worth, Texas
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I agree with my fellow forum members. $265 is a reasonable price to pay for the repair - especially having Apple do it. Of course you can always do the repairs yourself. The same folks at powerbookmedic.com that Nick mentioned sells the parts. You can also follow the step by step instructions given at iFixit: The free repair manual.
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