Are refurbished MacBook Pro's still scratch/mark free?

theredensign

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 12, 2016
46
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Hi all,

Further to a previous topic regarding my choice for my first MacBook, I've decided to try and go for a refurbished MacBook 15 model.

Having read previous articles about the refurbishment process, people have said that the outer shell is replaced if it is scuffed or damaged in any way. However, when looking at Apple's site, it doesn't seem to indicate this. Am I missing something?

Finally, is there any risk of the screen being scratched and if so, can I return the MacBook?

Many thanks,

Kind regards,
Jack.
 

theredensign

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 12, 2016
46
19
My 2014 refurbished MBP from Apple (bought Dec 2015) was scratch free.
Thanks for your reply!

Am I right to assume then that there were no outward differences between a new product and the refurbished model?

Many thanks.
 

305dade

macrumors newbie
Oct 13, 2016
8
11
I believe they use a new casing, ether way apple refurbish look brand new.
 

Haaker

macrumors newbie
Jun 26, 2012
28
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Philadelphia area
My refurb 2012 MacBook Air was visually brand new with a single exception - the MagSafe port on the left side had a few minor scratches inside of it. I didn't pay it any mind since I knew it would just get that way after I used it. Screen, keyboard, case - all perfect.
 

RUGERMAN

macrumors regular
Jun 12, 2010
201
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I've bought 5 or 6 Macs and 4 iPods and 1 iPad from the Refurb store and all of them, at least to my eye have been "as brand new".
You can return it for any reason within 14 days, just like a brand new one. No problem.
 
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