Price of fixing an rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 90miles, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. 90miles macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2012
    Hey guys,

    I haven't come in here for a long time due to my workload been awfully exhaustive and cutting my off time considerably, anyways, I've been working in Brazil for the past year and now I have a problem with my rMBP, the screen has a huge crack and the logic board has some problems as well (ie: hdmi won't work, thunderbolt won't work, hiccups with usb, etc). I took it to a certified repair shop and the price for the fix was at about 1500 dollars. I'm flying back to the USA on the next sunday and I would like to know if any of you have an idea of how much it would cost to fix it there,

    Cheers :apple:!
  2. SarcasticJoe macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2013
    Screen and logic board replacements are both very costly procedures simply due to the cost of the spare parts, so you're probably looking at a similar bill in the U.S as well. You may be able to get it done a bit cheaper if you go to a third party service shop that uses salvage parts, but replacing both the screen and logic board is going to cost you quite a lot regardless as they're the #1 and #2 most expensive parts in the machine.
  3. crawler1975 macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2011
    I agree with the previous post about the cost. with that price ($1500) for repair, I think IMHO, you'd be better off in getting replacement laptop (new or refurb).
  4. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    There is someone in the US who can change those screens...
  5. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    With your issues, repairing the laptop would basically mean completely switching it out for a new one. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if a new laptop were actually cheaper than the repair — no need to cover the labour.

    I'd probably choose to sell it for parts and get a new one.
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Just replace it.
  7. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere

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