Drone into a 2016 MBP screen..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alexjholland, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. alexjholland macrumors 6502

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    So, my girlfriend bought me a small drone for Christmas, which I've been growing more confident with.

    Unfortunately this week I was flying it and there was a small accident; and it hit her 2016 (pre-dongle-gate) MacBook Pro Retina 13".

    The screen is slightly damaged; the pixels are OK but the screen itself is cracked and looks like a few drops of water are under the screen (they aren't, that's just how it looks).

    Apple want over £500 for a new screen.

    Is there any other route to resolving this? I understand a third-party company might invalidate the warranty?

    I've literally just refurbished an older MacBook Pro for myself, to save money before we move to Australia..
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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  3. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Oh yes that sort of work may well invalidate Apple care and warranty if not performed by an Apple authorised repair centre.

    Wether they'll ever know is anyone's guess though.

    In the US they do a flat rate repair at around $400 but I think it's only available for phones and tablets in the uk, worth looking into though.
     
  5. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.. if I do it myself and invalidate her warranty and Apple Care, then it's not a like-for-like.. I'll have taken away the warranty and Apple Care. So don't think that'll fly!

    A quick google suggests flat rate seems to be for older machines and wear and tear?

    Happy to be corrected though! Cheers

    PS. THis is exactly why I own a 2011 MBP that I can disassemble and reassemble myself..!
     
  6. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    With an ancient CPU, barely any graphics capabilities and a low-resolution display all packed into a heavy casing almost twice as thick as the current model? Sure, repairs are welcomed, but it's no reason to discredit a machine that's 6 years newer.
     
  7. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It does everything I need it to for music and is user-serviceable, which is ideal when we're moving to the other side of the world.
     
  8. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Phew... She discovered some funny marks on the screen and Apple said they'll replace the screen for free!

    She deliberately didn't tell me for a day, so I'd learn my lesson about being careful flying drones!
     

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