Is the rMBP Unibody?

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  1. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    After a quick Google search, apparently it's unibody. Although if something on it breaks, and its all one piece, why/how do they replace individual parts (especially with all the glue)?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, all MBPs and MBAs are now unibodies. Usually if there's a problem, it's with the internals, rather than the body. If something is glued, such as the battery, they have a method of removing it.
     
  3. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Unibody only refers to the chassis, not the internals. All of Apple's computers since 2008 are Unibody.

    And the glue is only on the battery, not the logic board, speakers, SSD, or fans. The only component that is really all one piece is the display on the retina MBP, because they laminated the glass to the LCD, so if you break the glass then you have to replace the whole display.
     
  4. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Is breaking the glass covered under AppleCare?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The Warranty/AppleCare does not cover damage from accidents. They only cover manufacturing defects.
     
  6. Michason macrumors newbie

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    Really? Shouldnt the consumer protection legislation cover manufacturing defects? I live in Denmark and the consumer protection legislation applies for 2 years and covers manufacturing defects.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Warranties are not insurance policies. The Apple warranty does not cover damage.

    Din hardwaredækning
    And from AppleCare:
     

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