Replacing Macbook Pro shell and keyboard

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  1. Eazkk123, Nov 19, 2008
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    I have a second generation 17" macbook pro and I would like to keep it for another year or so but it's in a right state, there are dents, scratches. Is it possible to have the whole shell replaced including keyboard and to be spruced up e.g. clean the dirt which has gotten into the speakers.

    Help appreciated :)

    Eazkk123
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    You could certainly replace the top, bottom, and display assemblies however it will cost you quite a bit.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you know how much it will roughly cost? and Would Apple be able to do it?
     
  4. six.four, Nov 19, 2008
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    To get the entire housing replaced by apple would be considered a tier 2 cosmetic repair. That will probably run you well over $500 (I would say atleast $600). Buying the housing on ebay will probably cost you around $400 if not more.

    Bottom line - it will be very expensive and probably not worth your time or money.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    By replacing the whole shell I also mean the casing around the display, is that possible? Would they also include replacing the keyboard and cleaning the inside especially around the speakers?
     
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    apple doesn't clean things, they replace them. it's too much work to clean something up, unless you can do that yourself, it's going to cost you roughly half that of a new machine to get it done, especially by apple.

    the only way to save money would be to buy an as-is broken mbp on ebay or something and steal it's case, or order the case from some place other than apple and do the transplant yourself, otherwise it's going to cost a fortune...
     
  7. six.four, Nov 19, 2008
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    As stated above, apple doesn't clean, they replace. And yes, a tier 2 cosmetic repair can replace the housing around the LCD and the keyboard as well.
     

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