Retina display replacement cost

fitgirl

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

leman

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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.
 

raptor402

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Jun 30, 2011
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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.
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
Raptor
 

laurihoefs

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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
Raptor
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.
 

raptor402

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Jun 30, 2011
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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.
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.
 

laurihoefs

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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.


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 ;)
 

raptor402

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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 ;)
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).
 

laurihoefs

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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).
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.
 

joec1101

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Wow guess I better get apple care
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 :(
 

zI INFINITY Iz

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Sep 25, 2013
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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.
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
 

alwaysec

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May 13, 2015
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Its like au$1000.

Anyone tried to use some credit cards' extended warranty to cover the cost?
 

Jal

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Jul 2, 2007
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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.
 

meteoreos

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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.
 

Sidh shah

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Sep 24, 2018
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Had mine replaced on Saturday.

£440 + VAT (£560).
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Out of curiosity does anyone know how muck it costs to replace the retina display screen once out of warranty?
That is just preposterous I will have to 1/2 the price of the MacBook to get it repair. Im astueent. If anyone knows how to do it for cheaper please tell.
 

Ploki

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Jan 21, 2008
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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.
actually on my 2012 retina, i had 2 exploded pixels and the replacement had peeling issues. everything else never failed and computer still works. Thankfully both repairs were either recalls or under EU consumer protection laws.