Broken Lid

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 7031, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    Well, what happened is my cousin sat on my open macbook, and well, SNAP.

    It's too late to undo it, and I doubt Apple will do this for free, so how much can I expect to pay for a replacement hinge and lid?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It won't be particularly expensive, probably about $100. Call and ask.
     
  3. 7031 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK. I'll get them to pay for it, no matter how much it is.

    The screen is acting up though (flickering), as is the iSight (green light fickers, camera doesn't turn on).
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    If you need a new LCD and iSight that will be more expensive than just the casing. But I'd call and ask and if you want report back the cost.
     
  5. 7031 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I don't think it's too badly damaged. Will have to wait and see...
     
  6. 7031 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    UPDATE:

    I got a quote from the shop. It will be £560 (around $1000) to repair, due to the LCD, backlight and casing needing to be replaced.

    So I'm wondering, do I sell it, and see what money I can get to try and replace it, or pay that and get it fixed?
     
  7. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    I'd sell it. Think of it like a car, if you know its been in an accident, you probably don't want it, because it could lead to other problems. But thats my two cents.
     
  8. 7031 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. What I have been thinking. But, how much money do you think I'd get? It's just really I'd want to replace it with another Macbook of some kind.
     
  9. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Ouch thats rough. Anytime a screen on a laptop breaks they replace the whole configuration. And its ALWAYS expensive.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's $1200 flat-fee for accidental repairs. (They basically give you a new machine instead)
     
  11. 7031 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. That's around what I got told. One thing though, Apple isn't fixing this. It's some shop in Esher that Apple said was certified. It's just the only Apple shop near me doesn't do repairs, apparently.

    It's just at first they said £50, since they thought it was just a matter of it being out of place or something, but then when they took it apart, they found it to be more severe than that.
     

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