Cost of UK Screen Repair 15" TB 2017 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sgadher, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. sgadher macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2012
    Hi All

    In the process of activating my iPhone xs max, my iPhone 6 plus slipped and hit my MacBook Pro screen. Its now resulted in black and purple lines going from top to bottom. Obviously my fault, I will need to send it in to repair at my local Apple Store.

    I don't have AppleCare.

    How much should I expect a screen replacement to cost?

  2. apiro, Sep 22, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2018

    apiro macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2017
    @sgadher, for the reference from my recent repair: UK Screen Replacement for 15" 2016 MBP - 489 GBP + labour 69 GBP (but labour is including keyboard and IO ports replacement as well). So I'd say expect something like 550 GBP.
  3. sgadher thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2012
    Thanks mate. Does that mean they will replace the top half as well? I have a small dent that’s a bit of an eyesore but doesn’t impact functionality. Would be good to get that replaced as well.
  4. apiro macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2017
    You mean the half with display on one side and logo on the other? Yes, this part comes as one, they replace it as a whole.

    P. S. To be 100% sure ask before authorising the repair. But I'm 99% sure.
  5. uzairahmed101 macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2015
    Yup they will replace whole display assembly I got mine replaced a few months ago I had the staingate issue on my 2016 MBP 15" touch bar. It was around 5000Rmb as i am currently in Beijing
  6. sgadher thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2012
    Dam that’s a whole lot of money! The dent is actually on the keyboard side next to the trackpad.

    How long does it take to repair or swap out the display?

    Also would having AppleCare have made a difference?
  7. apiro macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2017
    This is top case. It is not replaced when display is. Top case replacement for MBP 15" 2016 is additional £332.5.
    Expect up to 14 days, with or without AppleCare. On average I think something from 4-5 to 7-9 days.
    My recent experience BTW. :)
  8. sgadher thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2012
    wow thats crazy whats happened to you!

    sorry when I meant AppleCare, that was in regards to the price of repair/replacement.

    its making me think of investing in AppleCare for my iPhone xs max!
  9. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    AppleCare doesn't cover accidental damage.

    For that you need AppleCare+ -- and you still have to pay a little, as well.
  10. sgadher thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2012
    thanks, I've booked an appointment on Thursday, bracing myself for the worst!
  11. sgadher thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2012
    Happy update:

    Went to the Apple Store Stratford Westfield on Thursday evening and explained the situation. The genius rep 1st asked me if my macbook pro was a replacement due to the battery shortage for rMBP 2012 models (it was) and that although I was outside the 1 year warranty period for this MBP, it was still possible to get the display replaced at no charge under consumer law. I must admit his explanation was a bit fuzzy but I was under no inclination to argue!

    In short a replacement display assembly is £489 and labour £69 for a grand total of £558. However I did not have to pay a penny!

    Awesome result, customer for life etc etc etc

    Attached Files:

  12. apiro macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2017
    I guess the thinking went as following.
    English Law mandates 5 or 6 years (don't remember which of them is English and which one is Scottish/Irish) warranty against manufacturing defects when it's appropriate (for a laptop it is, for toothbrush of course it is not).
    Common practice is that before 6 months after purchase pass it's implied manufacturer is responsible for the issue and he has to prove otherwise, after 6 months you are responsible and you have to prove otherwise (e. g. request expertise to be made).
    Since there is a replacement program for the battery, Apple has practically admitted that the laptop had a design flaw, it's kinda implied you will not need expertise to prove there was a manufacturing defect.
    So I think the manager just used this loophole to serve you under warranty provided by law.
  13. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
    AC+ for Mac is only offered in the US.

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