Apple Care questions

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  1. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

    bjb.butler

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    I have a mac book pro that I bought late last august. About two days after I got it, I dropped a bottle of cologne on it, and dented one of the keys... If I buy apple care, and later on, something goes wrong, and I decide to take it in, will they use this as an excuse to get out of repairing it? I read on here about a guy who had couldn't get his laptop repaired because of a small dent on his speaker grill. Will I be better off not buying apple care? I don't want to spend almost $300 and they wont even repair it.

    Also, if I should still buy it, are there any other retailers that I can get legit apple care, cheaper than the $262 I can get it for on Amazon?

    Thanks a ton
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Most likely.

    LA computer sells it for about 250 I think, but I don't know if that includes shipping or not.
     
  3. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...aren't the keys plastic, how'd you dent a key?
     
  4. bjb.butler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As I said in my post, I have last years, MBP, and I dropped a bottle of cologne on it
     
  5. bjb.butler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    eBay is also good for that stuff. Got apple care cheap.
     
  7. bjb.butler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah but I was more concerned about whether I will be buying the apple care for no reason.
     
  8. WoodNUFC macrumors 6502a

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    have you tried buying a replacement key? I don't know where you'd find one, but that may help you.
     
  9. bjb.butler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's a good idea... Are the keys easily replaceable?
     
  10. WoodNUFC macrumors 6502a

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    sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. If they keys are the same style as the old Powerbook keys, they are fairly simple to replace. You would just pop off the old key and pop in the new one.
     

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