rMBP Logic board just failed!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iphonehype, May 5, 2013.

  1. iphonehype macrumors 6502

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    Just booked an appointment, how long does it take Apple to order the part and fix?

    Seeing as a logic board failure on this rMBP is practically a new machine, can they just replace the machine?

    i cant be waiting around for a repair, need it fixed asap :mad:
     
  2. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    I had my screen fixed in 2 days if that's any benchmark...
     
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    a) How old is the machine.
    b) How do you know it's the logic board.
    c) What problem are you experiencing?
     
  4. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    I doubt they will just replace it. The repairs don't take longer than a day or two though.

    They prefer to fix them then to have to give you a new one unfortunately. If they do that they have your old one they need to then fix and sell as a refurbished.
     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    They might change it if they are very nice, but you are not entitled to it. The repairs should be very quick, unless they have to order parts and/or are swamped by work. Sorry for you bad luck, I am sure Apple will quickly repair your machine.
     
  6. iphonehype thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Machines a few months old, the machine was working fine and then started smell like something burnt and turned off! Called Apple Support they said burnt logic board ! N
     
  7. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    Uhm, the computer would turn off way before it would begin to smell like its gonna burn. Sure you didn't get any liquids in there?…lol
     
  8. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Was quoted 3-5 days for an MLB replacement, got it back 48hrs later.
     
  9. iphonehype thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Took it instore today went in without an appointment said I'm going on holiday and need my Mac fixed ASAP they quoted 3-4 days would of been quicker but it's bank holiday weekend (London, England)

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    Quite surprising, tho the whole logic board will be replaced ?!? Might get Apple Care tbh a replacement motherboard out of warranty could be quite expensive no?
     
  10. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    I heard people who damaged their retina bought applecare, then waited a week or two to avoid suspicion and got their rMBP fixed. I just bought applecare from the start, but I'm realizing, I never needed applecare once on any of my iDevices. I wasted at least 600$ in applecare :(. I'm deciding in no more applecare for me and my future devices lol
     
  11. iphonehype thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The only reason why I am considering it, my last MacBook Pro logic board died just under 3 years and was quoted £500+VAT for the parts....

    Then this new retina display model failed, and just dont want to take the risk...

    I might just hold out, till the last month of the warranty if something happens serious with logic board again I will just push for a new machine that will come with 1 year warranty!

    Paid £1500 for my last MacBook Pro lasted 3 years
    Paid £1800 for this MacBook Pro Retina and died after 3 months

    I was always under the impression you pay premium you should get a product that shouldnt fail so easy!

    But hey....thats electronics for you!
     
  12. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    That doesn't make any sense. For one thing AppleCare doesn't cover accidental damage anyway.

    Also you can only buy AppleCare during the 1-year warranty anyway, so either you're already covered by the 1-year warranty or it's too late to buy AppleCare.
     
  13. iphonehype thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought I USA AppleCare cover one Accidental incident ? For a small excess or is that iPhones only ?
     
  14. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    That would be AppleCare+, which only covers iPhone and iPad. AppleCare for computers does not cover accidental damage.
     
  15. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously those people bought it when their macbook broke within that year. What gain they received? I don't know but I know people who did that.
     

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