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Old Sep 6, 2013, 05:56 AM   #26
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I'm close to Frankfurt and Mainz. Contact me at ab at avaos dot de. Maybe I'm in munic next month then i can pick it up or test some parts.
The US keybd. is in fact the problem and it can't be exchanged without changing the whole top cover (keyboards itself can be exchanged, but its a mess). The charger is not, because you already own one

BTW: i saw that you're from a German speaking region because you wrote BMW 3er instead of BMW 3 series I suggest to ride mercs in munic
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 06:07 AM   #27
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Unfortunatly this is the Apple pricing translation.
You guys pay 1499$, we have to pay 1499, which is 1968,33$, which is more than 30% more for the same product!

Still I won't be in the States within the next 6 month and if someone would send it to me the chance is over 90% that I would have to pay VAT + customs, cause they check it. 19% VAT + 10-15% customs on top > 30%. Then I have to get an adapter for my charger + have a US keyboard.

It's not so easy, there are enough obstacles

I btw. support a FTA between the EU and US!
Would there be a charge even though you or your friend claim it's a Personal laptop and not for sale? I don't think so.. As long as you take it out from the box and bring it with your personal belongings. Not leave it in the luggage in it's original sealed box..
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 08:34 AM   #28
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wow, man feel sorry for ya. better sell it for a new one... or u can fix it urself
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 09:43 AM   #29
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Remove the computer from the case, and you have a remote server-media center of high quality.
I was checking on ebay or ifixit and if you buy all the parts you could for around 700usd save your machine. (don't know if it is worth it).
With out the screen, for 200usd you could have a new case and hook up an external screen.

That's not a bad idea after all. I you change the case and remove the screen, the computer would be barely bigger than an apple keyboard. Buy a nice 24" screen, and you have a nice desktop setup that could even look awesome.
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Old Sep 6, 2013, 09:47 AM   #30
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Finally! My burning desire to know what would happen if you ran over a macbook has been answered!
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 12:22 AM   #31
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Remove the computer from the case, and you have a remote server-media center of high quality.
I was checking on ebay or ifixit and if you buy all the parts you could for around 700usd save your machine. (don't know if it is worth it).
With out the screen, for 200usd you could have a new case and hook up an external screen.

That's not a bad idea after all. I you change the case and remove the screen, the computer would be barely bigger than an apple keyboard. Buy a nice 24" screen, and you have a nice desktop setup that could even look awesome.
Not a bad idea, but wouldn't trust it with anything that isn't backed up!
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 12:57 PM   #32
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You just ran over a macbook air with a BMW and it still worked.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 02:09 PM   #33
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You just ran over a macbook air with a BMW and it still worked.
Seriously! That's incredible. I still don't know how you even opened the lid up with the chassis bent like that.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 02:23 PM   #34
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1. Make a Time Machine or SuperDuper backup immediately in case it fails.
2. Sell it on eBay for 10 days without a reserve price. You should see $400-500.
3. Buy Haswell MacBook Air.
4. Restore backup to new Air.
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 03:24 AM   #35
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Finally! My burning desire to know what would happen if you ran over a macbook has been answered!
Only for a BMW series 3. Otherwise, depending on your vehicle, weight of passengers and/or cargo, type of tires, condition and composition of your driveway, garage floor and/or street, your results may vary.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_0CN-12npY
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 08:11 AM   #37
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If that happened to me and the MBA was still reliable and usable afterwards I'd use it in public. When people asked me what happened to it I'd pretend to look puzzled and say: "What do you mean? It came like this."
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