Black MacBook, do they still replace the...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by yano729, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. yano729 macrumors member

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    cracking with the case, I had it replaced once a couple of years ago but the seal is broken and I wanted to get it fixed again. I was just curious if anyone still knows if they still do these repairs or if these machines are considered "retired". Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    They'll still replace the top case for free and do other repairs, but only on the mid-2007 and newer models. The 2006 models are in the "Vintage" stage and will not be serviced anymore.
     
  3. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

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    do u have apple care?
     
  4. yano729 thread starter macrumors member

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    No I don't have apple care, and that sucks cause my comp is a late 2006, what would the difference be in replacing the top case?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't think they'll do any servicing of any kind on older "Vintage" machines.
     
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    They cannot service "vintage" machines - after 6 or so years they stop producing parts for them - so even if the top cases are the same, if they were to break anything else whilst doing it, they couldn't repair it.

    You can get the top case yourself though - it's really not a difficult repair.
     
  7. ResPublica macrumors regular

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    I went to a premium reseller in Belgium and they told me that they do it for Macbooks of 2008 and 2009, so a 2008 Macbook I brought in was still eligible. They changed the keyboard and display bezel for free.
     

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