MBP: How long was your baby in the shop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brad.c, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. brad.c macrumors 68020

    brad.c

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    I have an appointment at the Genius Bar to figure out why my MBP won't run off the battery. I wasn't able to fix it via phone support, and am about to get some money's worth from the Applecare warranty.

    I have a feeling this will not be fixed by a replacement battery--call it Pessimists Intuition--and I'll need to leave it behind. I'm wondering how long I may be without my baby, and wonder what other people's experiences have been with repair times.

    Funny thing: last month the right-hand :apple: key fell off.
     
  2. gcdrwhom macrumors member

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    Let's see...

    Getting a battery replaced: Drive time plus 15 minutes of talking etc.

    Getting an iBook's logic board replaced at the repair depot: Generally 3-4 days including shipping

    Getting my MBP's HD replaced after I zapped it with Bootcamp: 21 days (though I'm told the HD was in short supply)
     
  3. brad.c thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow, I hope you live close to an Apple Store. I feel sorry for people who don't--particularly if they didn't keep their shipping box and styrofoam.
     
  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Well Apple sends you a box to ship it off to them anyways. One just arrived at my house a few hours ago. Gotta send this one in for a new logic board. I am hoping for the 3-4 day turnaround time that gcdrwhom speaks of.
     
  5. brad.c thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Okay, that's handy. More time spent waiting, but at least your #1 Party School status should keep ya busy ;)

    I could stand a 1-week turnaround, since I have a Quicksilver at home. Maybe it's an excuse to get an LCD as a make do. Oh, wait, no. Too broke.
     

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