Smash Screen on Early 2011 MBP- Worth replacing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SnapperUK, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. SnapperUK macrumors member

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    My early 2011 15" 2.3 GHz 8GB took a tumble from a table last week and the screen cracked.
    I have an appointment tomorrow at the Apple Store. I really want them to write the machine off so I can get a new one. What are the chances? Any way of improving them?
    When can we expect to see new 15" MBPs?
     
  2. CaptainChunk, Apr 27, 2015
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    It's pretty delusional to expect Apple to just hand you a brand new machine given that circumstance. Nowhere in their warranty does it state accidental/incidental damage is covered.

    When I brought in my 2015 13" rMBP with a cracked display not too long ago, they didn't tell me, "Oh, bummer, here's a new computer!" I had to pay for the repair.

    New 15" rMBPs probably won't arrive until at least mid-year. New quad-core chips aren't available yet.
     
  3. SnapperUK thread starter macrumors member

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    I had absolutely zero expectation of apple giving me a new machine. What I do want is to be told that the machine is not worth repairing. Then my insurance will cover the new machine rather than just a new screen.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Surely the insurers will just compare price of new vs price of repair? Won't be down to Apple "writing it off", thats not their decision to make (same as a repair shop won't decide to write your car off)...
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    You clearly

    Haven't crashed a car in the UK I had to fight to get them not to write mine off for some door damage before they even saw it!!!!
     

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