AppleCare Replacing Cracks?

alksion

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I have a late 2010 white unibody MacBook. The cracks near the hinge are starting to get really bad. I was under impression that Apple was replacing the top shell for free due to a manufactures defect.

Can anyone chime on this or let me know what you have heard related to this issue. Thanks!
 

EricNau

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That's been Apple's policy in the past, but it may be dependent upon your exact model number and where the cracks are located. Your best bet is to make a Genius Bar appointment to see if they can cover it out-of-warranty for you.
 

alksion

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That's been Apple's policy in the past, but it may be dependent upon your exact model number and where the cracks are located. Your best bet is to make a Genius Bar appointment to see if they can cover it out-of-warranty for you.
Right, which I will probably do regardless. But I was just seeing if anyone else has gone in out of warranty and whether they helped them or not.

-- I know this is a little bit off topic, but I was actually thinking about selling it. Do you think I should even bother going or do you think it'll obviously be better for resale value?
 

EricNau

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Right, which I will probably do regardless. But I was just seeing if anyone else has gone in out of warranty and whether they helped them or not.
I have. :)

-- I know this is a little bit off topic, but I was actually thinking about selling it. Do you think I should even bother going or do you think it'll obviously be better for resale value?
I think the resale value will be better if you give it a try. Really, you don't have much to lose (a little gas, I suppose). :eek:
 

Pinkie Pie

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When I brought my pre-unibody in to have the palm wrest/keyboard and screen bezel replaced out of warranty recently, the Genius told me the rest of the case wasn't covered, even after I pointed out the cracks around the vents and hinges and the ethernet port.

I don't know if it's different with unibodies. Might as well try?