Suppose your MacBook 2.4 white broke

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lozzy1234567890, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    say if your MacBook broke, and you took it to the store, and they do not have any refurbished or new Macbooks 2.4 whites, and the broken MacBook broke beyond repair, do apple, IF they decide to give you one, do they have to give you a 2.4 model, not the 2.0 one?:confused:
  2. macrumors 6502


    Nov 16, 2008
    NW London.
    Entirely dependent on a number of factors. Is the machine under warranty? Was the damage caused by the user? Assuming it was as broken as you have detailed, I would suggest it's more an issue for the insurance company than it being any of Apple's responsibility.

    But if you're looking for an actual answer to your question, they would replace like-for-like. Or at least give you in-store credit if they did replace it with a lower-spec model.
  3. macrumors 65816

    May 8, 2007
    Don't attempt to break your MacBook in an effort to get the new Aluminum MacBook. It will go wrong somewhere along the line.
  4. macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2008
    Believe it or not....My Whitebook died after 6 weeks...The same week the new Alum. Macbook came out! The store manager had no refurbished whitebooks in stock, and gave me the new 2.0 aluminum! I couldn't believe it, but I did get the new one...
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    Please don't go about breaking a perfectly good machine just to get the new model. Some kid on these forums was doing the same to his MacBook Pro just to a newer model. That's basically stealing. If you want a new machine, sell yours and then upgrade.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2008
    Boulder, Colorado
    Apple is nice to you, don't abuse your great warranty.

    I would hate to have my 2.4 whitebook replaced, I LOVE this thing! I've had to send it in 3 times for various cosmetic issues, though. They made these things out of crappy materials.

    2.4 whitebooks rule.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Nov 26, 2008
    ...Well if you are trying to purposely break your White MB to get the Alu. MB it's wrongdoing but if it is actually broke not because of you actually break it but the MB itself breaks then I guess they will probably replace a low-spec one but you could ask one of it's representative at an apple store if you want to the details into it..
  8. macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    I second that, brother.
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    I am not trying to get the newer models but they sure do look nice..., i also love my whitebook, i was just wondering that if they do, do a replacement, do they have to match the ghz of 2.4? my MacBook is perfectly fine, except the time where some stupid idiot spill coke all over the palm rest, none of it got in though:D im never gonna let this thing go... EVER!!!!
  10. macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2008
    Boulder, Colorado
    I would argue that they don't as the new models have the nvidia chip which apple would argue makes the difference…

    I think it's based on value, not speed.
  11. macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2009
    i third that! i love mine, specially when my friends who have the 2.0 and 2.4 alum get lower geekbench scores haha

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