MBP dented bottom case-am I screwed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rubmyster, May 22, 2008.

  1. Rubmyster macrumors newbie

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    My 3 month old MBP fell out of my backpack this week and landed on the corner, bending the top and bottom cases.:eek: It still works fine but there's a finger nail sized gap on the lower left case and it's squared now.
    I went to the local Mac place- $474.00 to replace the bottom. The Apple store wants $1249.00 for "accidental damage." Ouch.
    Apple says I must have the repair done by a certified Apple tech to maintain my Apple Care. So, it looks like I have to spend more $ than I paid for the Apple Care to maintain it. hmmm... I've checked out the parts and the bottom case is $179.00 and have found a place that will fix it for $349.00-they may not be certified.
    My big dilemma here is that I would like to repair this, money is tight, and I'd hope to maintain my warranty. I'm bummed that now my computer is tweaked and fear that if something happens and I try to use my Apple Care, it will be slammed because I dropped it.
    Any one have any suggestions on the repair or know any certified techs in Northern/Central California?
    thanks,
    Rubmsyter
    I'd have posted a pic but my camera broke last week.:confused:
     
  2. LBriggs macrumors newbie

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    Take better care of yr stuff dude!

    But think of it this way... If you go the cheap route and get the bottom replaced by a non-certified tech, how will Apple know that it was ever dropped in the first place if you bring it in for a different issue and invoke your Applecare?
     
  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

    Bobioden

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    They will if he has already reported it to Apple.
     
  4. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    don't drop your computer. apple care was/is not meant for people dropping their machines. that's why they charge so much.
     

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