Oops a Buttercup.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cell-666, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    Advise please.
    Driving back from Italy I accidental caught my referbed 2014 15" MacBook Pro in by car seats floor rails. It's nipped the front and back leaving a horrible dent, and half the screen has stopped working, not cracked though. Everything else is working.

    Anyway, no Apple care so what options do I have for repair? Apple or Certified? UK btw.
     
  2. windywalks macrumors 6502

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    Both are going to charge you the same for the screen. If you want to keep your warranty, if you still have any left, the best choice is to go the authorised Apple repair way, as exchanging the screen yourself is not an easy task and doing it on your own will void any warranty left.
     
  3. Rusty33 macrumors 6502

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    I would be inclined to walk into an Apple Store and see what they say. What have you got to lose?
     
  4. Cell-666 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's true, may have a wonder down tomorrow just for the hell of it. Anyone know how much the screens are to replace?
     
  5. windywalks macrumors 6502

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    My memory is sketchy on that, but I'd say 400 quid give or take.
     
  6. Cell-666 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    *cough* lol
     
  7. windywalks macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I started laughing when I saw the repair bill on my 13" rMBP after the display has been exchanged. Twice. That was with Apple Care.
    Then I cried after I spilled coffee on my keyboard and had to exchange the keyboard, trackpad, half the case and battery for roughly 350 pounds.

    That's just how much it costs, and I doubt you'll find a much cheaper replacement yourself on ebay - they're all about the same price - and I wouldn't want a used 15" rMBP display anyway since they tend to have image retention problems, all sorts of hues from pink to yellow etc. At least at Apple you can come back and exchange the display if there's something wrong with it after the repair.
     
  8. Cell-666 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I don't have the time to be buying a new case, screen and doing it myself. Didn't get down to Apple yesterday, going to try in the morning when it's quiet.
     
  9. Cell-666 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just had the repair quote back. £987!!!!!! Looks like I'll be calling the insurance company up :(
     

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