New Motherboard 15 months in

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Parise, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Parise macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    3 months outside of my warranty and I'm looking at a $500 repair to a device I just paid $2000 for in Nov 2011. Has anyone heard of Apple eating the cost for this? I bought this damn thing for its reliability, not to drop 500 bucks more on it a year later.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    That's what AppleCare is for.
  3. TC400 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    I'd take it to an Apple store and see what the Genius bar can do. They may not be much help since its out of warranty or offer a discount of the repair.
  4. Parise thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    Yeah, got that. Unfortunately, I expected my motherboard to last longer than a year.
  5. Darby67 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    the corner of Fire and Brimstone
    Most do, but as with all consumer goods, a few don't.
  6. lali macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2007
    My suggestion is for you to call Apple
    Going to the store is a real zoo (at least mine is). I have no idea how people can have an intelligent conversation in there. So noisy!
    Explain quietly what happened and that you are displeased with the Apple experience
    I know someone, 6 months after applecare expired, go a brand-new macbook pro. Your mileage may vary but worth a shot.
  7. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Apple just replaced my logic board - had no idea anything was wrong. Just went to get displayed replaced - and came back with a new logic board! Yippie!
  8. Apple Techs macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2012
    Phoenix, Az

    You might be good off taking it to a repair shop could be something stupid like a bad MagSafe port or a blown fuse (I have no clue since I don't know the symptoms) either one of those repairs at a reputable shop are WAY cheaper then a new logic board maybe $100

    If you want you can describe what happens with your MacBook and maybe we can help out or point you to the most likely cause
  9. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    As other people posted, AppleCare is the way to go next time. I know that isn't what you want to hear, but you gambled on the extended warranty and lost. It happens. I'm sure there are other folks that didn't buy AppleCare and their MBPs went years without an issue.

    Call Apple, explain the situation and maybe they'll give you a deal.
  10. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    Go to the genius bar and plead a little, telling them that it just got out of warranty, you might get lucky.
  11. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    next time buy it with american express, it gives you a piece of mind that you are always covered even if you don't have apple care.

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