Repairing Top Case of MBPr

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  1. blazeken996 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Any idea how much it will cost to get the top cover of the Apple MBPr replaced? There's a scratch that is visible and was done by a friend.

    Im talking about the part near the Apple logo.

    Thanks!
     
  2. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Only way to find out how much is to go to an apple store, and ask the genius about tier 1,2,3,4 prices!
     
  3. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    I am not sue that they can replace just the outer case. I think the whole thing including the screen would need replacing. Maybe I am wrong but the screen is pretty much stuck to the outer lid from what I have read. Not 100% though. How did your friend do it?
     
  4. blazeken996 thread starter macrumors member

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    He scratched it against the table, its a pretty deep scratch.
     
  5. PrestonWard macrumors member

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    The display assemble from apple comes in once piece i don't think they can get the bezel separate. The cost at apple to replace the whole screen and bezel is $680.
     
  6. blazeken996 thread starter macrumors member

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    And thats for the rMBP?
     
  7. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I thought that. 680 seems pretty reasonable. I hope the OP's friend has been saving up!
     
  8. PrestonWard macrumors member

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    Yes i was in the apple store the other day getting my screen replaced on my rMBP
     
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  10. maflynn Moderator

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    The top case and display panel are one piece. There is no way to replace that without replacing the LCD panel. That is, its going to be wicked expensive.
     
  11. blazeken996 thread starter macrumors member

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    Its exactly 2 weeks old... Its really obvious too =S
     
  12. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    I feel compeled to tell people scared of scratching their macs to buy a protective film. I use a zagg shield on all the macs I buy. It doesnt take away fromthe beautiful unibody design and I dont have to worry about scratches.
     
  13. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Did you purchase it with a credit card that offers accidental damage protection?

    If not, cover it with a sticker that you like. :)
     
  14. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    I feel compelled to tell people scared of scratching their macs to buy a protective film. I use a zagg shield on all the macs I buy. It doesnt take away fromthe beautiful unibody design and I dont have to worry about scratches.
     
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  16. Coldmode macrumors regular

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    Sounds like your friend owes you $700.

    The display is glued into the housing, so there's no way to replace them separately. You'll have to get an entirely new screen, etc. I'd suggest to just live with it if you can't get your friend to pay for it.
     
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  18. blazeken996 thread starter macrumors member

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    Here's a picture. =|
     

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  19. maflynn Moderator

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    Given the cost and the small scratch, I'd say just live with it
     
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  22. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I would also recommend going for a sticker.

    Doesn't matter if money is object or not; replacing the top lid over something so miniscule is waste of money.

    If you scratch it after the repair, will you pay for another repair? Is there a limit for this? Why not just sell the machine and buy a new one? (You'll probably lose less)
     

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