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    Unhappy 2018 macbook pro dead :( - help me pick best course of action
    HI, so my 2018 15in macbookpro died. Completly . No noise, no lights no nothing.
    I took it to the genius bar and they could not get it to turn on after disconnecting the battery. So I was quoted a repair $$$
    I took it to local mac repair place and got another quote $$ but I'm not very confident (sorry)
    I opened it up, cleaned it up and everything looks good, which leads me to think a component failed and it or the logic board needs to be replaced.

    What would you thing is the best route here?
    a. Take it to apple to be fixed w a 90 day warranty
    b. Take it to local shop
    c. Just get a new macbookpro

    Would anyone but a dead notebook? It's 2018 !!!
    Any other suggestions welcomed.

    Thanks

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    2018 macbook pro dead :( - help me pick  best course of action
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    Welcome to our forums.

    If you decide to repair your MacBook Pro we recommend having a genuine Apple Store genius bar do the repairs. And yes, Apple does warrant repairs and the parts they use for 90 days.

    Trying to answer your questions above is difficult because we have no idea what costs are involved and how much for the repairs you're willing to pay. You could of course always choose to buy a new MacBook Pro but then what would you do with the broken one?

    Difficult decisions that only you can make.

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    there is always a market for a broken machine. people are always looking for a machine to strip for spares - the top case, display, bottom case, etc. all have value. it's what you'd get for it I guess is the big question.

    personally I'd get a new one. If you get your broken one repaired would you really trust it again after a catastrophic failure?
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    MBAmtloin
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    have we press the power button down for 10 seconds?

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    every key/combination I could find
    Quote Originally Posted by MBAmtloin View Post
    have we press the power button down for 10 seconds?
    Yep, and all the P+R+Ctrl... then power.. etc combinations I could find.
    Genius bar guy did that too

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    Yes, I would trust apple for the repairs the most, My question I guess is more about the likelihood of my notebook dying again after paying for it to be repaired, I would really hate it dying again after the 90 day warranty.
    I don't know how likely that would that be ...

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    Was there any potential for water damage? Power surge? Either of those means new logicboard but it can also mean new keyboard, trackpad....

    I tend to go with get new, add applecare+ and cut my losses. For something I depend on I have zero tolerance for complete failure especially in a laptop.

    I have a 2017 MB Pro. If it ever fails to start and the applecare+ expires it’s off to the parts pile for it. I do hope you have a backup.d

    Lisa

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    Does that screwdriver trick by tapping 2 points near the keyboard connection port on the logic board have the same effect as other Mac books?


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    No water damage. It was about to start or had just started restating.
    I'm absolutely going with applecare if I do decide on a new one, which I'm leaning to, and try and sell it for parts.

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    Depends on the cost of the repair vs purchase a new one. Check Other World Computing for pricing a new motherboard. There are videos for the DIY. If it looks easy then DIY.

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    2018 macbook pro dead :( - help me pick  best course of action
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    My general rule of thumb FWIW is if cost to repair is 1/3 or less of cost to replace, I repair it. If significantly more I tend to replace. Obviously, each situation is different, and without knowing specifics on yours, can’t make a better recommendation
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by iannav View Post
    HI, so my 2018 15in macbookpro died. Completly . No noise, no lights no nothing.
    I took it to the genius bar and they could not get it to turn on after disconnecting the battery. So I was quoted a repair $$$
    I took it to local mac repair place and got another quote $$ but I'm not very confident (sorry)
    I opened it up, cleaned it up and everything looks good, which leads me to think a component failed and it or the logic board needs to be replaced.

    What would you thing is the best route here?

    a. Take it to apple to be fixed w a 90 day warranty
    b. Take it to local shop
    c. Just get a new macbookpro

    Would anyone but a dead notebook? It's 2018 !!!
    Any other suggestions welcomed.

    Thanks
    As it appears you didn't take out AppleCare, you can use European Legislation to have this repaired by Apple free of charge" See this link Guarantees and returns - United Kingdom then contact Apple Tech Support.

    I have used this legislation on two MacBook Pro's 15" and 13.3" with success. A better source of European Law & Warranties : The little-known EU law that gives you a free 6-year warranty – the facts - Mirror Online
    Last edited by jga40; 02-21-2020 at 07:53 AM. Reason: Added info

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    Selling a dead anything will bring almost Zero dollars. Follow the suggestions in the previous posts. If they don't work for you then buy another laptop.

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