Can Apple still repair a Late 2008 MBP with no Apple Care?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zooby, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. zooby, Jul 18, 2013
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  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    If it is an option for you, you should just bring it in and ask. The normal cost of the repair (screen replacement + top case replacement) will be much more than your machine is currently worth. However if you bring it in there is a chance that they offer you a discounted repair.
     
  3. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a

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    They do it as an "out of warranty repair" for a flat fee of $295.... I just had this done on my 2009 MacBook Pro. They changed the Main board, battery and a couple other things.
     
  4. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    $295 for motherboard, battery, and couple of other things?
    A new battery costs $129, and a motherboard replacement would cost easily $300...
     
  5. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a

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    Like I said Flat Fee :)

    I since sold it for $615 on Ebay and am happy with my shiny new one....
     
  6. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    WTH? Tell me what secret phrase I must say to get this! Lol too bad I've taken mine apart so many times you can tell :D
     
  7. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a

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    It's a regular Apple service item. Take it to the store or call them I'm sure they will do it for you as well.
     
  8. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Too bad I've modded mine.. TBH usually I'd rather just fix it myself but for a new logic board + battery for $295? Thats a crazy deal. Maybe for my sisters 2009 (which has a service battery signal and a cracked trackpad...)
     

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