Replacement shell - Can I buy from Apple?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Risco, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Risco macrumors 68000

    Risco

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    I was trying to knock a dent out where the bottom cover would not fit on properly. I won't be doing that again as it made it worse lol. Oh well lesson learned!

    Anyway, I am happy to pay for a replacement, would Apple be able to supply it? The bit I mean is the part that houses the logic board etc. It's a 2012 MBP.
     
  2. cxc273 macrumors regular

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    I've dented a MBP before and Apple can fix and replace a damaged unibody.

    However, I don't think Apple will sell the part for you to fix on your own.

    Cost of part and labor is a few hundred dollars, so brace yourself!
     
  3. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

    Risco

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    Well I was thinking no more than about £200?
     
  4. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    Here in the US, I am seeing that part available on eBay for $165 new and about $50 used.
     
  5. scotigno macrumors member

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    i have a dent in mine too. Do you think they will fix it for free if i still have applecare?
     
  6. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    AppleCare is for defects and not physical damage.
     
  7. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

    Risco

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    Spoke to Apple, cost is £150. I guess I can swallow my pride a bit for that!
     
  8. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

    Risco

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    Final update, cost £160 ouch! But I am OCD and looking to keep this MBP for a while so was worth it for me!
     

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