15" Powerbook screen repplacement - how much?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by lord_flash, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2003
    Brighton, England
    I'll begin this by saying this: I've been very silly indeed.

    Soon after I first bought my Powerbook 15" (the day they came out) the rumours page was chocked with stuff about the strange white patches (this isn't dead pixels) on the screen. People sent them back, only to have the problem return. It was, it transpired, something wrong with Apple's design that applied pressure to the screen from behind.

    Anyway, I never did get it fixed, even when Apple had solved it, and now it's out of guarntee. The effect, however, is much worse than it was, and I'd like it repaired. I imagine I'd have to pay, but does anyone know how much? Have you had a 15" display replaced?
  2. macrumors regular


    May 3, 2003
    A friend of mine had his display replaced twice (had white spots one the first replacement screen, too), and had nothing to pay (I think the second time was at least a year after he purchased the Powerbook).

    You really should call the Apple Hotline or ask your dealer about this, maybe they'll replace it for free.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    yeah, call apple to see if they can somehow repair it for you for free. otherwise, it could be quite costly, like 50% of the price of the PB... at least according to apple. :eek:
  4. macrumors regular


    Sep 5, 2004
    new 15" screen from apple will be approx £400 including labour
    (£75 labour, £300-ish for screen)
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2003

    apple will repair it for free if it falls between certain serial numbers
    so call them and check generally they will let u know mine was repaired even though it was out of warranty and in 5 days sharp :)

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