Price of fixing an rMBP

90miles

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 23, 2012
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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:!
 

SarcasticJoe

macrumors 6502a
Nov 5, 2013
605
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Finland
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.
 

crawler1975

macrumors regular
Mar 22, 2011
208
4
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:!
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).
 

cjmillsnun

macrumors 68020
Aug 28, 2009
2,399
46
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:!
There is someone in the US who can change those screens...

http://www.computerrepairmaster.com...-pro-retina-13-a1425a1502-screen-only-repair/
 

leman

macrumors G4
Oct 14, 2008
10,679
5,193
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.
 

old-wiz

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2008
8,315
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West Suburban Boston Ma
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.
Just replace it.
 
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