macbook on contents insurance

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by njh82, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. njh82 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011

    I dropped my macbook at the weekend. It works fine but has a crack in the bottom casing which I am worried will let in liquid and general dirt and fluff. I a looking to sell the macbook at some point and upgrde but realistically no-one is going to buy a laptop with a crack in it- especially when its on the bottom and can let stuff in.

    It is covered on my contents insurance but I have a £200 excess. they said if its not economical to repair they will replace like for like. I am unsure whether to take the risk that they will do a shoddy repair and hope that they replace it?

    Anyone had any dealing with this?
  2. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    It might be worth asking an Apple Service centre how much a bottom case replacement is first. If you're paying out £200 for the excess you might find it's cheaper (might not - it's an Apple part afterall)
  3. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    If this is a non-Unibody then the part is not that expensive and should cost less (even with fitting) than the £200 excess.

    I am confused by the "like for like" replacement - do you mean "new for old" ?

    "Like for like" implies that they they will replace your 3 year old MacBook with another 3 year MacBook......

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