$1,000 to fix the screen?!?!!?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by aluminumapple, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    well,

    i have a macbook 13" white book and the new 13" aluminum but lately
    my sister needed to use the white one so i lent her it, and out of nowhere she slept while she was working and accidentally pushed the notebook off the bed and on to the floor...

    ya.. the screen basically broke,you can only see about half the screen and the other half shows black with random pixels and cracked etc.
    so i went to apple to see how much it would cost and they said 1,000! (in canadian currency)
    i was like WAT

    does it actually cost this much or is there another way to fix the screen.?
    because i really doubt it costs that much.
     
  2. DiSFLyLaTiNa macrumors regular

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    my friend dropped her blackbook and got a new screen from ebay and replaced it herself. i think the screen cost her like $500 or so though, maybe less. you could try fixing it yourself. it is a lot cheaper.
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Search the forums - a month or so ago I remember seeing a post where someone got a screen fixed for around $200 US.
     
  4. 55orangeave macrumors member

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    $1000
    !!!
    Buy a new one, LOL
    Sorry to hear about the drop.:(
     
  5. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Ebay you can get screens for about $90usd and its simple to replace them.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Apple authorised service centres are bound by their agreement with Apple to repair machines with genuine Apple parts ordered directly from Apple.

    The cost of the LCD screen (which often includes the plastic shell etc.) is often well in excess of seven or eight hundred bucks, throw in some labour costs and there's your gorilla.
     
  7. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately. there are a few parts of MacBooks (and other Apple computers) that cost so much to repair that you might as well just get a new machine. C'est la iVie
     
  8. emt1 macrumors 65816

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  9. Cecret macrumors member

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    I'm on my third whitebook screen. $120 for a new lcd on ebay and a six pack for my friend to install it.
     
  10. aluminumapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    could anyone give me links to any detailed instructing website on how to replace macbook screens for the plastic whitebooks
     
  11. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Already posted.
     
  12. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    even 5 bucks isn't worth spending on that crappy screen.
     
  13. aluminumapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    unnecessary comment. some people have notebook preferences over another.
     

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