bobber205 said:250 dollars!?!?!?! That's 1/4 of the original price?
Did you really have to pay? Wasn't it covered under warranty?
Egaas said:I actually just got my MacBook back today from getting the top case changed.
It's an entire assembly. That is: palmrest, button, trackpad, keyboard.
The bezel around the screen did not get replaced. There's a bit of discoloration (very minor, can hardly tell) up by my iSight is the only way I know, so that did not get replaced. Which, I'm fine by.
I'm quite happy. I took my MacBook in last night (about 5 pm on a Friday) and they called me this morning (11 am on a Saturday) notifying me that it was ready for pickup.
About a 250 dollar repair, for free. It looks like it's new again.
Definitely take your MacBook in if it shows discoloration. You won't be disapointed.
It feels about the same to me, a bit smoother, maybe.
I've got a MacPad (http://www.macstyles.com) coming to me in the mail, which I was gonna put over my old discolored palmrests. I haven't decided if I'm going to put it on or not now.
lieb39 said:Wow, you must be in the U.S. at a Apple Store eh? We only have resellers down here in Australia, and the waiting time is insane. For them to fix 2 keys on my keyboard (They had to order it) it took 2 weeks. The battery replacement program.. you need to give it to them when you apply, and it takes 6-8 weeks. No battery for your iBook/PoweBook/etc for that period.
lieb39 said:The battery replacement program.. you need to give it to them when you apply, and it takes 6-8 weeks. No battery for your iBook/PoweBook/etc for that period.
Did you take yours to the Apple Store? I thought you'd have to send it in and wait a few days. But that's definitely good news.Egaas said:I'm quite happy. I took my MacBook in last night (about 5 pm on a Friday) and they called me this morning (11 am on a Saturday) notifying me that it was ready for pickup.
Yeah the included AppleCare will cover it as it is a year long (90 days phone though), and it definitely hasn't been a year since they were releasedEgaas said:Oh, and FYI, I DO have AppleCare, but I don't think it matters. Standard year long Warranty should cover it. Doesn't AppleCare only EXTEND the Warranty?
agentphish said:So this is a repair that apple is doing for free? Is there an official apple response to the discoloration issue, other than to contact apple care?
Say if I bring my cousin's macbook (purchased in june) to an apple store, they will swap the top case for her since its terribly discolored at this point (and was the last time I saw her in august, after just 2 months of use)
This sounds too good to be true...