Apple repair woes.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zal91, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Zal91 macrumors newbie

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    Windex magically found its way into my fairly new MacBook through the keyboard.(Don't ask). Some of the keys stopped working and the DVD drive ejects poorly,(It still reads/writes DVDs).

    I sent it in for repair to Apple, they called and said my warranty was known in void for accidental damage. I was like okay, then he said it would cost $774 for it to be replaced. WTF?! Apple said the DVD drive, keyboard and the Logic board had to be replaced.

    I understand everything except for the logic board, the laptop works fine apart from the keyboard/DVD drive.

    Since I am fairly skilled with electronics and my warranty is already voided I am contemplating fixing it myself, I can pick up a whole new top case for $80 and I am sure I can find a dvd drive for under $200.

    I need your thoughts/opinions and some links to some good compatible DVD drives.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Sounds like you found out that ammonia can be a rather harsh chemical sovent where electronics are concerned.

    If enough found its way down to the DVD, the logic board could very well show some signs of contamination -- and it likely is easier for them to replace the logic board than see the machine come back in.

    Either buy a new machine, or suck up Apple's repair bill -- if they are giving you a tiered service, likely everything bad is being replaced, and hopefully they reinstate the warranty.
     
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040

    iW00t

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    Hopefully you will learn not to baby your machine so much next time.

    Windex on a fragile piece of electronics? What are you thinking! Even the manual says not to use anything containing ammonia on these babies :(
     
  4. Zal91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I have learned my mistake. I just don't have the money, I worked my butt off for this machine, I am but a poor high school student to young to get a job.
     
  5. Zal91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am wondering if a Pioneer DVR-K05 8x DVD±R/RW 4x DL CDRW Slot SuperDrive will work in my Macbook.
     

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