Macbook Help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by krewelement394, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. krewelement394 macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    i have 2 questions:

    1st one:

    my macbook is cracked from the back, it is about half an inch. my question is will apple repair this? and for about how much? my macbook is 1 year old and 1 month. the crack is just a crack not an opening.

    2nd question is:

    i just upgreaded my ram to 2Gb ram stick from crucial, when i ordered my macbook from apple i selected it to come with 2 GB. well i bought the 2gb from crucial so my macbook can be 4GB but when i opened up the RAM stick thing it had 2 sticks of 1GB going to buy another stick of 2GB, are the sticks of ram that apple gives with their macs good in quality? i was thinking of selling them to my neighbor both for 30 bucks or 15 each. i saw the rams on apple store and saw they sell them for 50$ per GB. is this just them being so pricey like they are or is it because the product is good?

    the ram stick is: nanya brand
  2. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    1) Unless you have AppleCare your MacBook is out of warranty so they wont repair this free of charge. Sorry.

    2) RAM directly from Apple is known for being pretty pricy, I think you're offering your neighbour a fair deal there.
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    As for issue 1, Apple has honored/fixed MANY MANY plastic MacBooks around here after the warranty ran out for cracks to the case.

    OP, go to your local store, be nice/calm and talk to one of the "geniuses." If he says "no," call up Apple Support, chances are they'll take care of it then. The "genius" bar should do it for you though.
  4. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    A) Do you have AppleCare? If so, then yes. If not, then maybe. Depends on a lot of factors. At the least, they can quote you the price for a new lower case. 1-800-APL-CARE

    B) If you have AppleCare and need to get something fixed, you should really have to original sticks to put back in so they can rule out any problems that may have been caused by third party RAM. Depends if it's worth the $30 to you.

    "Apple" RAM, while not as expensive as it used to be, is still a high premium over buying it from a third party, and is the same stuff. Crucial is an excellent choice (good RAM, better RMA policies in my experience).
  5. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    Really? Damn, wish I'd tried now, when that happened to me 2 months after my warranty expired :p

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