Bottom case replacement..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shot2bits, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. shot2bits macrumors member

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    Hi All, I have a few scratches on the bottom of my 2011 MacBook Pro 2.2 15". Anybody know:

    a) Are they easy to replace or are the internals of the Mac built on it?
    b) The cost from availability from Apple to supply and fit?

    Many thanks, Robert.
     
  2. Darien Red Sox macrumors regular

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    I know Apple charges $39 for the 13". Labor may very depending on which genus you talk to, some will do the labor for free.
     
  3. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    Aside from the few scratches, is everything else working fine?
     
  4. shot2bits thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Do you know if Apple fit bottom cases that were purchased elsewhere? I know I can get one for £95.
     
  5. shot2bits thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, everything else good thanks. Just get annoyed by the scratches, bit sad really but it is what it is !
     
  6. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

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    do you know if they do 15" for 40 too? looking to get one for my brother. Is it the whole bottom casing? and what would they do with the serial number? would it be blank on the replacement?
     
  7. shot2bits thread starter macrumors member

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    That's a very good point, anybody know the answer?
     
  8. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    It will not have a serial number on it. If the technician does it correctly, they are supposed to write the serial number with a black marker on the back (the inside) of the casing.
     
  9. matt94gt macrumors member

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    I got the moshi track pad, arm rest, keyboard cover and top and bottom clear shield, IMO it was worth the $100 for all that stuff, keeps your mac looking like brand new.
     

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