MacBook Repair Estimate?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by onvinyl, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. onvinyl macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook 2.16Ghz I bought last may. Recently, I had it charging on my bed and it fell off (ouch!) and onto its side. The MagSafe was pushed in, and now the screen is slightly crooked. Overall, no hardware troubles, nothing unusual, just a little bit ugly to look at.

    Any idea how much this would cost to repair? Would it be worth it? As I said, the computer works fine (I'm using it now...) it's just a little jank at the moment.

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  2. RR08EvoX macrumors member

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    i wouldnt recommend getting it fixed since it will be pretty expensive.

    the crooked screen will need new hinges and thats a pretty tough install

    plus the magsafe board may need replaced as well


    check ebay for parts and www.ifixit.com if you want to do it yourself....
     
  3. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    ya def broken hinge on that side.


    all laptops (consumer lines at least) have hinges and LCD frames made of pot metal..

    kinda like building a boat out of bulsa wood, it will be light and float good, but weaker than ****.

    For anyone that has opened a MB before (myself included) it is a rather easy fix, as far as the magsafe, as long as it still charges i wouldn't mess with it, but you are going to want to get that hinge replaced (possibly the LCD frame if it is cracked to prevent your screen from cracking because of too much allowed flex.)

    There are wires that run along the hinges on both sides (mic, iSight, LCD video cable, power for the backlght of the LCD) you risk those wires getting pinched and/or cut, which will be much more difficult to repair/replace.
     
  4. ross2121 macrumors newbie

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    Hey dude..
    it depends upon the shop u approach. Just google it u can find many places for your laptop repair.
     

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