About how much will it cost to get my macbook repaired?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sammmx-, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. sammmx- macrumors newbie

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    I dont have AppleCare.. and my warranty is expired.
    SO, I was wondering on average how much it would cost to repair it.

    - My bottom keys on my keyboard (z,x,c,v,b,n,m,,,.)
    I called apple, and they said something about how it might just be out of line or something.
    - I have a crack in my track pad, so I can't click it at all. (I need a complete new one)
    - I need a new battery, my battery dies within 30-40 minutes with the brightness all the way down and no streaming videos playing.
    - It's pretty slow over all (So like a tune up needed)

    And yeah that's pretty much it! So yeah, thank you in advance and I hope it's not toooo pricy. haha

    (I have a Macbook Pro 13'', Lion OS, not the newest one but the one right before it)
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    what model is it
     
  3. calderone macrumors 68040

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    I would use the flat rate repair in your case, you would be looking at about $330+ for a Tier 1 repair which it sounds like you would fall into. Visit an Apple Store or authorized repair center for more accurate pricing.

    There isn't really a "tune-up." I would reinstall OS X after the repair to see if things improve and consider upgrades like more RAM.
     
  4. sammmx- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Model

    Macbook Pro, 13-inch, mid 2009.
    2.26 GHz intel core 2 duo
    2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    On Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2
     
  5. calderone macrumors 68040

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    You definitely should consider a RAM upgrade, 2GB is far too low with Lion and modern apps. You should upgrade to at least 4GB and do 8GB if you have the funds. Below is a link to the Crucial Advisor for your machine.

    Crucial Advisor 13" MBP Mid-2009

    There are of course better prices out there (8GB for ~30), but this should put you in the right direction. Check sites like newegg.com for better deals.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    new battery, trackpad and keyboard would be around 300 in the parts if you did it yourself so probably 300+ labour if apple did it would be your minimum
     
  7. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    New battery: $130-180
    New top case: not sure... a few hundred (this includes the keyboard and trackpad)

    Your best hope is the flat rate repair that calderone mentioned. However I'm not sure if that would include the battery, since it is a consumable.

    Since you're probably looking at costs north of $500, you might want to consider buying a new one instead - refurbished 2011 models start below $1000.
     
  8. tarponbeach macrumors member

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    I just had my MacBook Air (2008) repaired by Apple Care. They suggested flat rate ($280.00)

    The reason that I took it in was that the hinges had self destructed, as do many Airs from that vintage. For the flat rate price, they replaced: Keyboard, Trackpad, Hinges, Screen Bezel, Keyboard/Trackpad aluminum top case, bluetooth antenna, microphone cable, and 1.6 GHZ logic board.

    For $280.00, I was very happy.
     
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  10. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Hehe, essentially they plugged your old hard drive into a new machine. Nice :)
     

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