cat knocked my 13in mbp off the counter

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  1. mattspoon macrumors newbie

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    So, as the title states, my cat knocked my 13 inch macbook pro off a counter onto carpet covered concrete. The laptop was closed and landed screen down. When I picked it up and opened the computer a few pieces of glass fell out and I could see the cracks all throughout the glass. The power light remained on, however there was nothing on the screen.

    I took the computer to my local apple repair shop, CityMac in Asheville, and was told that after diagnostic testing, only the lcd and glass need to be replaced. Originally they quoted me clost to $440 for parts and labor. I just recieved a call back saying they misquoted the price and it would be another $150 due to them not being able to trade the assembly with apple for a new one.

    My question is, what is a reasonable price to pay a 3rd party repair place for this work? There is no damage to any of the hardware other than the lcd and the glass.

    Thanks for all the help
    -Matt
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Whatever they charge you? In my experience these usually aren't negotiable prices...
     
  3. unbroken macrumors newbie

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    You can try to shop around some, but that doesn't sound totally outrageous to me
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    To give you an idea, apple would charge you at least $900 for that. Be glad you're only getting screwed out of 600
     
  5. mulo macrumors 68020

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    must be a supercat?...
    what happened to the $300 flatrate fee in the US?
     
  6. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    how does a cat manage to push a laptop off a table while the lcd is closed? man your cat must be MASSIVE;

    also visit ifixit.com and buy the parts yourself and fix it, save a few hundred $$$
     
  7. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that doesn't sound right. When the Macbook is closed (even with the Macbook AIR) it's too heavy for a cat to push off a table.
     
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  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    That flat rate does not cover abuse.
     
  10. mulo macrumors 68020

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    did for me, out of warranty too.
     
  11. nute macrumors newbie

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    Can you sell the cat to recoup some of the cost, maybe check with the local chinese restaurant? :D
     
  12. mulo macrumors 68020

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    your bad bad bad :)
     
  13. alust2013 macrumors 601

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  14. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I think we definitely need to see pics of this villainous cat.

    =^..^=
     
  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    My cat could have done it. Maybe not across a table top with lots of friction, but if it was just slightly off the edge, it would've been sat on and thus doomed.
     
  16. mulo macrumors 68020

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    yes please!!!

    I'd never put my MBP on anything if it wasn't able to support the MBP's full surface area
     
  17. mattspoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah. It happened to be on a magazine and a bit off center. I would have said the same thing about never putting the mbp on an unsteady surface but too late now. Anyway, you all think 600 is reasonable then?
     
  18. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    not at all, if you search around you can find this replacement service for $300-$350 check ebay, lot of repair shops advertise their service on there. i almost had used one.
     
  19. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    This is second time I come to this post to see the cat's picture. I can't wait anymore pleaaaase!
     
  20. mulo macrumors 68020

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    tsk tsk tsk :p

    nor anything slick now that you mention it.
     
  21. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    LOL! I was kind of hoping for the same. :)
     
  22. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Why don't you ask Apple and see what they would quote you.
     
  23. HighTopFade macrumors regular

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    Wow! Expensive lesson. Mine fell of my bed and I was fortunate to just come away with a small dent near the outside corner of the screen.
     
  24. DJ-R macrumors regular

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    Okay LOL...

    Start here -> Title, Cat knocked my Macbook & need repair.
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    ----> price worth it or not.
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    End -> Cat pic please. LOLcat, Villain Cat. What size if you Cat.. Cat cat
     
  25. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    One of my cats keeps chewing laptop power cords and iPhone/iPod/iPad USB cables! It's getting expensive!!

    Lets get together and have a little roast!! :D :D A little preventative action!!!
     

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