MBA failed HD out of warranty

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by scottums, May 20, 2009.

  1. scottums macrumors newbie

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    hi guys,
    got a macbook air out if warranty and the hd has failed....i dont fancy replacing it myself....any ideas how much apple will charge to fit a new one (in uk) and install it ie the original 80gig hd

    thanks
    scott
     
  2. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

    Veinticinco

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    Any Authorised Apple Service Centre (you can check the UK site for these in your area) should fit a new drive for the price of it plus a small labour charge based on time. Fairly straightforward procedure, I'd guess they'd charge the minimum 0.5 hour, so you're looking about £30 or so on top of the drive.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Man, sorry to hear that. Wondering how many others are now in that category? Maybe b/c there's so many problems with MBAir they'll consider extending warranties on a case by case basis......:eek::confused::eek::confused:
     
  4. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    You don't seem terribly upset... so... i'm hoping you had a backup? If so, GOOD! :D. If not, man... sorry... I had a drive die on me a few years ago with no backup... I'm super anal about backing up now.

    In any case, what about sites like macfixit or pbmedic? They might offer rates slightly better than what apple offers.
     
  5. scottums thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not overly fussed as it was only really a second machine and had nothing on it....was dreading apple giving me some outrageous repair price like they have with my imac before.....bless em explained it was outta warranty by over 2 months and they still are doing it for free and replacing drive......imagine hp or dell ever doing that.......well chuffed and apple at meadowhall sheffield were real helpful !
     
  6. HLdan macrumors 603

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    AWESOME!!! I hope this will help reduce these whiners that say Apple's service sux. I always have good service from them. My best friend's white Macbook failed 2 weeks outside the warranty and the Apple store fixed it for free as well. :D
    This doesn't happen all the time so it's still important to get Applecare. It's dirt cheap on Ebay.
     
  7. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    For his next computer yes, but his MBA is out of warranty. :)
     
  8. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    just replace it yourself if you don't want to deal with ridiculous repair charges. if you want to then send it to Apple. it's that simple. you could look for a in town computer shop but honestly... that's a waste of money for how easy it is
     

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