Broken MacBook Air - Where To Repair? - UK

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AX338, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. AX338 macrumors regular

    AX338

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    2011 Macbook Air screen flickers like crazy when you raise/lower the lid. I understand some wires are loose around the silver surround of the lid effecting the screen.

    I think it will need a totally new lid part, should I take it to Apple to repair?...one high street repair business said Apple 'cap' its repair costs and would be cheaper than using an independent?

    Am anticipating a £300+ bill....

    Anyone used Apple for a costly repair to an out of warranty laptop?
     
  2. GeekGuys macrumors regular

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    I'd suggest getting quotes. Apple Store might be cheaper but ask them for a quote as you are looking around at other places. Solutions Inc (South of England) are good but not much cheaper than Apple Store. There are some smaller repair locations. I am guessing you are out of any warranty/support so as long as it is repaired well and resolves the issue, you don't need it to be Apple Certified ??
     
  3. AX338 thread starter macrumors regular

    AX338

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    Yes thanks Geekguys out of warranty...I see these still go for good money on Ebay even those advertised as DOA and sounding much worse than mine...if I can get £300 for it and take into account a £300 repair I really should consider just buying new.

    Will hunt around for some quotes.
     

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