MacBook Back From Repair....

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by BillyBobBongo, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

    BillyBobBongo

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    .....and it didn't cost a thing. Which is nice! ;)

    So, here's the deal. My MacBook started showing signs of cracking a few weeks back, the usual story with the magnets breaking the top case, so I wandered into my local Apple store to see about it being replaced. It's a little more than a year old but they guy behind the desk nattered about how it was a common problem and, although it would take a week, it would certainly fall under the guarantee still.

    Yesterday I picked up my MacBook. Not only had they changed the deck around the keyboard they had also replaced the entire bottom case. When I got it home and all booted up the Updater kicked in to tell me that the 'Keyboard Firmware' needed to be updated?!

    I had always had the impression that when they replaced the deck around the keyboard that it was just a piece of plastic. But....oooh sorry, bad English to start a sentence with 'but'......but anyway, it appears that the entire top deck including the keyboard and trackpad have been replaced!

    Is this a common place occurrence? or have I just totally 'lucked out' this time?

    Either way...I'm one satisfied customer! :D
     
  2. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

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    The trackpad, keyboard and palm rest are actually all one part for Apple, so they do replace the whole thing.
     
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Yep, it's all one piece - each melted to the other by little plastic tabs.
     
  4. BillyBobBongo thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oooh....I see! I always thought that the cover was just....well....a cover! :D

    Thanks for clearing that up!
     

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