Retina display replacement cost

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  1. fitgirl macrumors 6502

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    Out of curiosity does anyone know how muck it costs to replace the retina display screen once out of warranty?
     
  2. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    15" is just under $700.00

    I would guess the 13" is a little less.
     
  3. fitgirl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow guess I better get apple care
     
  4. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Why are you worried about replacing the display? It's probably the least likely component to fail in the entire notebook - unless you drop it, in which case AppleCare won't cover it anyways.
     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    Replacing the display on a non-retina model is also around $500-$800 from what I read, so not much difference here.
     
  6. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    Actually, in the non-retina models, you can replace just the LCD (I've had to do that); you don't need to replace the whole lid. In the retina models, the LCD, glass and lid are fused together, so you're forced to replace the whole thing.

    I managed my 15" Hi Res replacement just under $200 (Brand New LCD + Glass)

    Regards
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  7. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    The rMBP panel can be replaced too, it's just takes a bit more work. The cheapest 15" panels I've seen have been under $250 on eBay, so they're not much more expensive than cMBP panels either.
     
  8. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    Must be a really hard job. Even the chaps at iFixit screwed up in their very first attempt. It's practically impossible remove the LCD without breaking the glass. But then again, it's cheaper to chip off the glass than to shell out $700 for the whole top.
     
  9. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    It's not much harder to remove than the glued-in glass in a cMBP. Very likely you'll damage the old panel during removal, but you shouldn't need to worry about that. Chances are, if you are replacing it, it's already broken ;)
     
  10. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly what I meant. In my case, I dropped my phone on my closed cMBP. The LCD was gone along with a bullet-hole like cracks on the glass. I had to remove the glass chip by chip. It took half an hour to get rid of all the glass shards from my hands (I'm generally smarter than that).
     
  11. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch, that's awful.

    It's not that bad, if the panel is still in one piece, and you use a heat gun. But if the glass is shattered, it's quite a lot harder.
     
  12. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I highly recommend it, especially for these MacBooks with retina displays. My 2012 15" failed once under warranty (ghosting issues) and again after 12 months when my warranty expired! I wish I had Apple Care to fix it :(
     
  13. zI INFINITY Iz macrumors regular

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    He/she is probably worried more about the yellow tints & other problems to get worse over time. This based on the very active participation of fitgirl in the "Yellow tint on Haswell rMBP 15"" thread :p
     
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  15. Ardmanz macrumors regular

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    Had mine replaced on Saturday.

    £440 + VAT (£560).
     
  16. alwaysec macrumors newbie

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    Its like au$1000.

    Anyone tried to use some credit cards' extended warranty to cover the cost?
     
  17. Jal macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know what the cost would be now to replace the same retina display (Macbook Pro) from late 2013?

    I got a quote two years ago for $550, but I'm wondering if the quote would be much less now. My computer is still going strong. I've been using it with a 1-inch black, vertical line on the left-hand side of the display for a couple of years now. Thinking about getting it fixed soon.
     
  18. meteoreos macrumors regular

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    I had a speck of dust behind the screen of my MBP 15" (2015).No idea how it got there, I'm guessing it wasn't sealed properly.

    Thankfully I was still in warranty and got a free replacement. According to my service receipt, It normally would cost £489 + £69 for labour. I would very much encourage people to get AppleCare because you just never know what can happen.
     

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