Just got my Air back from Repairs...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ercanbas, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. ercanbas macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008

    Although they did replace the logic board, they left very noticeable scratched on the bottom and to make matters worse, it looks like when they were screwing in the logic board, they drilled too far so now I have this tiny pertrusion (sp?) on the left side of my keyboard. I am on the phone with Apple right now on hold. I tried calling Ken Bell who has been assisting me but he is gone for the day. I will update this thread soon when I get word of what will happen.

    UPDATE: Ken Bell called and is having my Macbook Air replaced with a brand new one!
  2. miiles macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2008
  3. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    No, it was serviced at their Texas facility which was delayed because of Hurricane Ike.
  4. MBA-MD macrumors member

    May 27, 2008
    When a technician changed my keyboard they did the same thing with the tiny protrusion. There are only two longer screws for the battery and it seems that he put one of them in the wrong place. It's really not a big deal but it's visible. i would be more worried about performance. If it's working well then don't worry about it.
  5. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    I purchased this $1,800 laptop in a flawless condition and I expect to receive it back in flawless condition. Of course I am going to worry about it! On top of portability, the laptop has a beautiful appeal and I don't want it tarnished. Also, if anyone is going to damage it, it should be the owner. There are some people out there who do not want to settle for less. How could you let that slide? It's wrong and it's shotty repair and you shouldn't just let it slide because of your devotion to the company. In the end, they have your money and you have a laptop that is not perfect anymore. Why would you buy such an expensive laptop and let them damage it? And by the way, I am receiving more hard drive clicking than ever before and my screen flickered twice and I experienced a core shutdown in under 5 minutes of turning it on.
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Yep, I would get a brand new replacement. Ask them how much it would cost to repair those protruding screws; turn it around on them and tell them that your $1800 MBA is only worth $(deduct the cost and shipping), so you'll need to replace it immediately. I had it work for me, b/c they thought when I was asking how much the repair would cost, that I had given up. This only added fuel to the fire when they said it would cost $650 to repair my cosmetic flaw and that they could have my MB back to me in 48 hours. That's when I sent an email to Apple Customer Service and told them the chronology of events and what their in-store tech support had told me. Within 24 hours, I had a new MB and courtesy of the Store Manager and a personal one-to-one shopping spree... Keep Us Advised. :eek:
  7. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Just remember, the best way to help is to be nice not irate.

    When I was in electronics retail, as bad as this sounds, the angry yelling customers just got apologies and made fun of. The nice polite and understanding customers always got new stuff. (Remember, the person on the phone did not work on your macbook)
  8. allmIne macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    So true. Several times, the store I used to work in had employees hang up the phone on the customer, following a tirade of abuse; once you swear, the employee is under no obligation to hear you out. Quite rightly, too.

    So, be nice! :)
  9. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    I wish someone would tell my wife this! she makes a mess and I have to go clean it up, especially with the bank. why the hell did I get married?
    now I am depressed thanks!
  10. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    Wow, that facility must be aweful. Because I received my Macbook Pro back a couple days ago too and it was worse. They left a dent in the corner of the notebook, finger prints and oil all over the screen, scratches, and pen marks, yes, ballpoint pen marks on the bottom. They actually wrote numbers on it! I have to send it in again to get it repaired again....
  11. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    I actually had a filthy screen too but I let that slide since that could easily be managed. I appreciate all of the advice on how to handle the situation. I actually have been very nice to the people helping me on the phone and I always start off with "I know this is not your fault..." I totally agree that there is a way to handle it without being a d*** and still getting what you want (and deserve). I am not looking for anything special, I just want them to right the wrong here. On top of the issues stated previously, I noticed now that my hard drive clicks excessively. I am awaiting Ken Bell's call and will discuss things in the most professional manner. I am thinking about asking for store credit and holding off until Oct 15. You think that would work?
  12. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004

    Finally after receiving back my Macbook pro today, it still wasn't completely fixed. I called back in and due to the past history with this machine and previous faults on the Apple repair center, they are replacing it.
  13. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    Ken Bell called me back. He told me how sorry it was and to expedite the process he was just going to have it replaced completely. I love Apple!
  14. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Did you have Apple Care or was it under warranty?
  15. ercanbas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    I did not have Apple care. This was under the 1-year warranty.
  16. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    Exactly man, that why I stay with Apple, because of their excellent customer service. The "help desk" looked at the past records of my computer and was shocked to see what I had gone through. They were very apologetic and offered to replace my machine. I have Applecare Extended warranty, I am in my 2nd year right now.
  17. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    all in all, a successful resolution to a problem by Apple. This is the way it should be, one of the many reasons to go with Apple, one of the best, the Tech support isn't in INDIA, and you can understand them:D (hello,....DELL, listening?):rolleyes:

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