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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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cracking with the case, I had it replaced once a couple of years ago but the seal is broken and I wanted to get it fixed again. I was just curious if anyone still knows if they still do these repairs or if these machines are considered "retired". Thanks in advance for any advice.
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They'll still replace the top case for free and do other repairs, but only on the mid-2007 and newer models. The 2006 models are in the "Vintage" stage and will not be serviced anymore.
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cracking with the case, I had it replaced once a couple of years ago but the seal is broken and I wanted to get it fixed again. I was just curious if anyone still knows if they still do these repairs or if these machines are considered "retired". Thanks in advance for any advice.
do u have apple care?
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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No I don't have apple care, and that sucks cause my comp is a late 2006, what would the difference be in replacing the top case?
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No I don't have apple care, and that sucks cause my comp is a late 2006, what would the difference be in replacing the top case?
I don't think they'll do any servicing of any kind on older "Vintage" machines.
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No I don't have apple care, and that sucks cause my comp is a late 2006, what would the difference be in replacing the top case?
They cannot service "vintage" machines - after 6 or so years they stop producing parts for them - so even if the top cases are the same, if they were to break anything else whilst doing it, they couldn't repair it.

You can get the top case yourself though - it's really not a difficult repair.
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I went to a premium reseller in Belgium and they told me that they do it for Macbooks of 2008 and 2009, so a 2008 Macbook I brought in was still eligible. They changed the keyboard and display bezel for free.
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