Price of Macbook Superdrive Repair

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  1. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    Does anyone know the cost of repairing a superdrive at the Apple Store when it's out of warranty?

    Mine is making weird sounds and not reading any disks. Thanks.
     
  2. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I don't know how much Apple would charge, but it would probably be cheaper to buy it off eBay and change it yourself.
     
  3. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Use ifixit.com, the SuperDrive isn't that bad of a repair. If you go with Apple, you're looking at over $200.
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    taking your macbook to the applestore can be likened to taking your car to the dealership... warranty work only! no warranty, take it to a reliable mechan... I mean computer tech.

    like the other folks said, you can do this yourself if you want.
     
  5. ricgnzlzcr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll look for superdrive's on ebay.

    If anyone knows the price at the Apple Store please let me know. Now I'm just curious :)
     
  6. Elixer macrumors regular

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    I'm curious about the price too my drive has been dead for months. I'm too scared to open the case and replace it myself. I think I just might buy an external one...
     
  7. ladyhrvy macrumors member

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    Cost to replace superdrive at Apple store

    My local dealer's service man says about $320 - Springfield, MO.
    This was last week.
    Marie
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If you don't need it when you travel, an external superdrive would be cheaper.
     
  9. tug macrumors 6502

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    hi all, in the uk a new superdrive would cost in the region of £400 its alot more expensive to live here now! wish i was over the pond! better weather, cheaper fuel, blah,blah,blah, lol.
     

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