MBP 13" topcase replacement for cosmetic reasons?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zachwii, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. zachwii macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2010
    I have had my MBP 13" for a little over a year now, and I am possibly interested in getting the topcase (keyboard, trackpad, unibody) replaced. I think I have been cleaning it with chemicals that are too harsh (rubbing alcohol undiluted) which may have worn the aluminum as it is somewhat rough than other people's MBPs I have touched. Also, I would like to have a new keyboard on it so I can protect it from the get go with a silicone cover.

    Basically, it's not for practical reasons (the keys function fine, etc, just more noisy than a newer MBP), and just hypothetical, but how could I go about doing this without voiding my applecare warranty? I recently bought an additional 2 yrs.

    Also, there is a slight white glow in the middle of the screen when the screen is black, possibly due to the display being messed up. Would apple replace my display due to this? I know it sounds picky but I paid a lot of money for this computer and want it pristine.
  2. JamesGorman macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    Apple may replace your display under your warranty. But they sure as heck, wont do a free top case replacement. Your best bet is to shop around apple authorized repair shops, and see what the best price they can give you for a top case replacement. I bet their prices will be very similar to apples, but thats the only way your not going to void your warranty.

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