How much am i looking at to fix

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NDefer, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. NDefer macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    #1
    a 13" mbp.

    It has a fried HD, potentially more damage.

    How is apple at fixing these things if I brought it to them
     
  2. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    #2
    Replacing a HDD on a mbp is a relatively beginner level task. I would suggest that if you are not under warranty, look into buying a replacement from somewhere like newegg.com or amazon.com and perform the fix yourself. You may need a Torx screw driver, and will definately need your install discs.

    If you are really really not comfortable, then my estimate is somewhere around 80$ for labor + cost of hard drive. FYI Apple will only put oem hard drives back in which are marked up in cost (and perhaps a worse brand than you would buy independently).

    ALSO, if you decide you would like to give it a try, send me a PM with your serial number so I can determine your specific model. I can then send you a pdf of the instructions. OR if you already know your model; i.e. mid 2009 mbp or whatever, just share that instead of serial number.
     
  3. oxfordguy, Oct 13, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011

    oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Location:
    Oxford, England
    #3

    When you say "It has a fried HD, potentially more damage" - do you know what actually happened to cause the fried HD and why there might be other damage? Replacing the HD is pretty straightforward (and an opportunity to get a better one of SSD), but if you've potentially got other things damaged, that's more of a concern (says someone who's MBP won't currently turn on...)
     
  4. nicklad macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Location:
    Nottingham, UK
    #4
    Do you actually mean your hard disk? What makes you think that specifically? What issues are you actually experiencing?
     
  5. NDefer thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    #5
    Only reason I say so is because apparently the laptop has been looked at by bestbuy but couldn't fix it? So the person bought a new laptop, but im thinking maybe he just got suckered intobuying a new laptop rather then bestbuy just fixing the basic issue.
     
  6. kfergiez macrumors 6502

    kfergiez

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    #6
    If that's the case, how do you know it's the hard drive? What is it doing? What is it NOT doing?
     
  7. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Location:
    Oxford, England
    #7
    Indeed, there's lots things that could potentially go wrong with a computer other than the hard drive, though admittedly the hard drive is a common cause of failure, as contains moving parts (unlike SSDs)
     

Share This Page