Damaged MacBook air screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by camperdown9, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. camperdown9 macrumors regular

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    Hi

    My dog pawed the screen on my MacBook Air and the screen is damaged. Does anyone know how much it will cost to have the screen replaced at a Apple Store in the UK?

    Thanks in advance

    Alex
     
  2. rkheyfets macrumors regular

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    Apple will charge around $600 for it
    however third party repair shops may do it for less around $400
    but you never know might get lucky at apple store and they do it for free
    is this the new MBA? and did you buy it with a credit card, if so your CC company may cover the reapir under the accidental damage clause
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    For future reference, a lot of insurers also offer personal articles policies that cover accidental damage provided that it is only used for personal (not business) use. I looked into one, and it's about $40/year.

    Anyway, to the OP, I'd suggest getting an estimate from an Apple Store, and also a third party outlet. I'd guess that the 2nd poster's prices would be applicable, just with a £ sign instead of a $ (maybe a little less). That way you can see if it's worth it. Which model is it? If it's a 2010, it's probably worth fixing. If it's a 2009 or earlier model, you may be better off just replacing it.
     
  4. camperdown9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys for the reply.

    Its a 2010 MAcBook air. I'm a bit shocked at the cost to replace the screen, if $600/£600 then I might just wait and buy a new one.

    Alex
     
  5. wiregen macrumors member

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    I had my macbook pro 15" screen replaced for $320 out of warranty when the apple store quoted me. It was a cracked screen with the LCD being damaged. I wonder if the other 300 is maybe for a new outer housing?
     
  6. Nioxic macrumors regular

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    Not to be an ass..

    but could you snap a picture of it and post it

    Would like to see how much dmg a dogpaw can do to such a "weak" monitor (aka how much can my monitor withstand)
     
  7. camperdown9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I have tried to upload a photo but for some reason I don't seem to be able to. The impact mark is about 2mm its just one impact but there are lines from it, a bit like a stone hitting glass. This happened a few weeks ago and in the last few days clouding has started to appear a bit further down the screen.

    The MacBook was on the coffee table and the dog was on the sofa. I went to sit on the sofa and the dog being playful extended a front paw and just once hit the screen. He's a Lurcher-Irish Wolfhound X so a bit larger than a Labrador

    Alex
     
  8. iExpensive macrumors 6502

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    The actual monitor itself is ~$400 so $600 is about $200 in service fees.
     
  9. rkheyfets macrumors regular

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    your best is to bring it to the apple store see what they say what price they quote you and go from there
     
  10. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Not sure what I'd do if that happened to me, but for $600 is pushing half of a new one. That's brutal.
     
  11. rkheyfets macrumors regular

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    Yea if its that high to repair which from apple unfortunately it will be you might be better off selling it on ebay and buying a new one
     
  12. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    Worth worth trying to do yourself - screen should be 200 USD parts only on ebay...
     

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