Apple service replacement parts

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clarifiante, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. clarifiante macrumors newbie

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    hi all

    been an avid reader and follower of the forums. lots of stuff here has helped me solve issues with my macbook pro retina 15.

    now i have two specs of dust embedded in my screen which can only be seen when you dim down the screen and view it up close. i am contemplating taking into an Authorized Service Provider but i'm just curious about their replacement parts. are they new or used?

    the reason why i ask is because i find it hard to swallow if it is indeed the latter as i would essentially be swapping out a new screen for an old one which could have a shorter lifespan than the screen i currently have. would appreciate any comments/feedback/suggestions

    thanks!
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Most parts are refurbs. Ironically these parts are tested far more thoroughly. It's essentially new, in everything but name.
     
  3. clarifiante thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi thanks for the response, so would you say that bringing it back for replacement would be a worthwhile switch?
     
  4. Mr Retina macrumors regular

    Mr Retina

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    Most of these parts, especially mobile devices have service parts that are "remanufactured". Basically the part is rebuilt tested and certified more rigorously on the man-line, than any "new" part that people always seem to want. They don't sell customers spit shine refurb products. They won't waste a perfectly good screen, logic board, camera, etc on parts that are recycled or service swapped in the store. I highly recommend getting it replaced. Just know that parts added outside of warranty are only guaranteed for 90-days, unless you're still in warranty beyond 90-days. Cheers
     
  5. clarifiante thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the response. i've put my unit in for service. here;s hoping for the best, its annoying how easily dust gets stuck in the screen
     

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