Mid 2012 - Macbook Pro Retina - Screen coating issue and battery replacement in the UK

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rednev, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. rednev macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have an old Mid 2012 Retina Macbook Pro, that has been a great machine for me over the years, and now its a spare.

    The screen suffers from the coating issue that plagued this model. I believe there was a recall on them and Apple would fix them, but I have never taken it to an Apple store to get this sorted.

    Also my battery in the device holds a minimum charge these days too, but at around estimated £200 to get it replaced im considering whether its worth getting it done.

    However, I have seen that some people who have put this model in for battery repair, have due to lack of parts been offered a newer Macbook model free of charge because of this.

    Has anyone done this recently (especially in the UK) for me to worth trying my luck?
     
  2. AlexJoda macrumors 6502a

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    That’s why I got me the 2012 non Retina MBP 15 inch. You can get batteries for it „on every corner“ for about 60€ and you only need to unscrew 3 screws to replace it....
     
  3. DjanSeriyAnaplian macrumors member

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    I did it to my 2012 about 4 months ago, they replaced the screen free of charge. I also had the battery done and wasn't offered a new model.
     
  4. rednev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Was that in the UK, how much did it cost you?
     
  5. DjanSeriyAnaplian macrumors member

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    It was, to replace the battery was 150-200.
     

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