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Dekema2

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A year ago there were a bunch of articles claiming Apple would repair the anti reflective coating free of charge. After doing a Google Search, I haven't found anything official other than a bunch of news articles. Has anyone actually gotten their screen repaired for free if the coating failed? I have an appointment set up but I don't want to be looked at like I have 2 heads when I go in.
 
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Grolubao

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A year ago there were a bunch of articles claiming Apple would repair the anti reflective coating free of charge. After doing a Google Search, I haven't found anything official other than a bunch of news articles. Has anyone actually gotten their screen repaired for free if the coating failed? I have an appointment set up but I don't want to be looked at like I have 2 heads when I go in.

Yes, it's official. They'll fix it, at least they fixed my brother's MacBook Pro
 

Dekema2

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Is the kind of screen different, or the same?

Do they refuse if it isn't worn down enough?

Thanks.
 

Bending Pixels

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Jul 22, 2010
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I only had a couple of spots on mine - most in the corners, but one developed in the middle of the screen. No hassles on replacing it (other than they had to order the part).
 

SDColorado

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They just replaced the screen on my 13" MBP because it had a small wear spot in the reflective coating, about the size of an eraser head. No problems, no questions. Had in back in 3 days, all covered by AppleCare
 

SDColorado

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What model?

The '14 model in my sig. Luckily it had 92 days of AppleCare remaining. They took a look at it, said they couldn't tell what caused it, but it didn't matter, I had AppleCare and they would take care of it. They took it in and replaced it.

Parts and Services
Item Number Description Price Amount Due Customer KBB
661-8153 Display Assembly
Replacement Serial No: DCN64625PCPFY1FA5 $ 396.59 $ 0.00
S1490LL/A Hardware Repair Labor $ 79.00 $ 0.00
Total (Tax Not Included) $ 475.59 $ 0.00
 
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