price estimation to fix a cracked LCD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Broke boi, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Broke boi macrumors member

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    i wanna know how much to save up before i go repair it @ the apple store

    its a 2016 13 inch non-touchbar

    ive heard it costs all the way up to 600 bucks. FML
     

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  2. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502

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  3. Broke boi thread starter macrumors member

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    yes the mac is only 4 months old. warranty doesnt cover accidental damage
     
  4. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502

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    Prolly 300 unless your  store is really nice, just be honest
     
  5. Broke boi thread starter macrumors member

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    thats not too bad. ive heard astronomical figures
     
  6. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    I had a screen replacement on prior model (a 2014)... from independent service centers here in San Diego the price was anywhere from high $300s to about $500. I can't recall what it was from Apple but it was in that ballpark - the only issue is the turnaround time was over a week (having to ship the unit off), whereas a independent shop can have it turned around within hours.
     
  7. Broke boi thread starter macrumors member

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    i lose warranty if i let a 3rd party fix my macbook
     
  8. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    Not if they're authorised https://locate.apple.com/ (Service).

    It's always cheaper to get a 3rd party unauthorised repair done, but there is little guarantee or warranty (Which is why it's cheaper). Going to Apple direct or one of their authorised centres will likely be more expensive, but you have those assurances. The price difference may not be as much as you think either. It's probably worth contacting Apple for a quote, then contacting a 3rd party. See what the prices are and go from there.
     
  9. Broke boi, Jun 26, 2017
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    the reason why i havent contacted Apple yet since i made this thread is cuz i was waiting till i had at least 500 euros to set aside, which i do now.
     
  10. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    All quotes I received were from Apple recommended service centers (I found them from Apple.com).

    Still, I don't believe this even applies to the screen - it's a contained unit and its servicing should not impact the warranty on the rest of your machine. My main reason, even above cost, is that the screen could be repaired much quicker using a 3rd party - I had to get it turned around quickly and used a place that did it within an afternoon. I only ended up saving about $50 over having Apple replace it. The cheapest option (which was well over $100 cheaper than Apple) would have taken 3 days.
     

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