MBPR First To Go For A Swim

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  1. Bwilky macrumors regular

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    Not sure, but I think I'm the first to send my MBPR for a swim. Yesterday, the dumb a$$ I am, spilt my H2O all over the macbook. It was a good 1/3 of a litre too. I've yet to turn it on.

    My friend suggested I call my VISA company and try to claim it with them as it's under 90 days. So I did, all I have to do is go to the Apple Store and get a quote on the damage and they should most likely cover it. Anyone have any idea on what it would cost to replace all the guts inside this thing? I flipped it upside down and water poured right out of the keyboard and the speakers.

    And yes, I'm a real idiot that doesn't deserve this fine peace of tech. I was just having a really bad day and wasn't thinking clearly.
     
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    No, AppleCare doesn't cover liquid or physical damage.
     
  4. kxfrog macrumors regular

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    man, this SUCKS! hope you get a replacement soon as!
     
  5. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    I thought AppleCare now covers accidental damage? Or was that just for iPads?
     
  6. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Finally! Sorry, I was just waiting for the first spill!

    Are you planning on trying it once it's dried for several days?

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    I thought that was AppleCare+
     
  7. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    That sucks, hopefully they can give you a replacement and don't put any liquor next to the Mac.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Only with AppleCare+, which is only available for iPhones and iPads.
     
  9. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Sippy Cups..

    Seems about time that someone markets the MBP Sippy Cup.. :apple:

    Soon.. :eek:
     
  10. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    A new logic board is close to 1K, if not more. So youre looking at a quite expensive repair.
     
  11. Bwilky thread starter macrumors regular

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    They quoted 1400 and the entire thing is getting gutted. Seems really low.
     
  12. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Hope it doesn't cause other problems later
     
  13. Blackberryroid macrumors 6502a

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    Really low? That must be sarcasm, because 1400 is the same price the World's Fastest MacBook Air has, which is my current laptop.
     
  14. thekev macrumors 604

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    You expected it to be the cost of a new one? It's probably something like new logic board and top case + clean the rest.
     
  15. Bwilky thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's everything that's getting replaced except for 1 fan.
     
  16. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    thankfully VISA is covering it
     
  17. Bwilky thread starter macrumors regular

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    They also double your warranty. So it kinda
    Makes AppleCare Not worth it. Unless they double apple care
     
  18. thekev macrumors 604

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    If you didn't spill anything on the display, I'm not sure why they'd replace that. The bottom case shouldn't have to go anywhere either. The top case would only have to go if the keyboard is not detachable. They may have their reasoning. Repairs most likely use a combination of new and refurbished parts. Otherwise if they really are replacing everything, it would make more sense just to swap it for a replacement.
     
  19. bigalow macrumors member

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    a bottle of water got knocked onto my rmbp too. I shut it down immediately then turned it upside down, waited about 2 hours then turned it back on. it's worked perfectly ever since. I hope you have a positive experience like I did.

    how long has it been now? have you tried turning it on yet?
     
  20. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    You would think it would be cheaper to give you a new mbp - they still make money.
     
  21. Bwilky thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apparently water got all over the connectors for the display.
    Also I don't think their refurb parts. Retinas have only been out for 2 months.

    I turned it on and everything was fine. After a minute the keys stopped working. I guess I'm not the first to spill
     
  22. thekev macrumors 604

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    If they weren't an option, it should in theory be cheaper to just replace it with a new unit rather than eat the repair labor to assemble a new one from the same parts in the US. Fans are not expensive. Even if they use quality custom fans or bladeless, they are a small fraction of the cost.
     
  23. Bwilky thread starter macrumors regular

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    The labor on the quote is $39.00
     
  24. thekev macrumors 604

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    This is an odd repair breakdown.
     
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