2008 MBP screen w/ line in it, 3 year warranty, will Apple fix it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sprtnbsblplya, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. sprtnbsblplya macrumors regular

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    Okay, some water got on the side of the screen on my 15" MBP and most of it dried up, but there is a thin line about 1" into the left side of the screen that is about 4" vertical in length, and 4 or 5 pixels wide.
    It doesn't really look like a water damaged screen. In the past Apple replaced my display for unexplainable white patches, did a poor job the first time, and replaced the entire assembly again, and did it right the second time.
    Do you think I would be able to take it into the Apple Store and have them replace the screen?

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  2. sarawr macrumors member

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    Are you sure it's water damage and not just dried water on the screen?

    I have a matte screen monitor that shows streaking like this if I get a speck of water on it and just wipe it with my finger. Cleaning the screen properly gets rid of it for me.
     
  3. sprtnbsblplya thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, its damage, screen was cleaned before this pic was taken.
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Who knows. The only way to find out is if you take it to Apple. If it's water damage, like you say it is, and Apple finds determines that it's indeed water damage then most likely any repairs would be done out of your pocket. There's also the chance that Apple looks at it without any further inspection and repair it under AppleCare.
     
  5. Liqwid macrumors newbie

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    Wait, I'm confused. Why would you want them to fix it under Applecare when you were the one that damaged it with water?
     
  6. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    I'm confused as well. Accidents aren't covered.
     
  7. sprtnbsblplya thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry that is confusing for you.

    Like you said iLog, only way to find out is to try.
     
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