so i accidentally cracked my friend's MBP lcd screen will apple care fix it?

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  1. optimus prime macrumors regular

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    so yeah i accidentally dropped something on my friends MBP screen. will apple care take care of it? it's cracked.

    he got it in august if that matters.
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Sorry to say it, but no:

     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Applecare will not cover that damage. Go in and ask how much the repairs will be. If it totals to more than 50% of the cost of a new macbook, forget it. You'd be better off getting a new one.
     
  4. optimus prime thread starter macrumors regular

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    is there anyway he can buy insurance or a warranty and then say it broke?

    how much is it just to get a new screen? is it a hard thing to replace for a DIY?
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    No, but if you/he has house insurance it may well cover accidental damage.

    If you fit it yourself that will void the warranty if anything else goes wrong ;).
     
  6. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    How about trying to be an adult and paying for it rather than committing fraud? ;)
     
  7. optimus prime thread starter macrumors regular

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    i figured that. what is house insurance?
     
  8. emw macrumors G4

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    Perhaps, but aside from being dishonest, he may have to provide proof that the device is "insurable".

    You'd still need to cover the deductable, and the premiums may increase as a result of the claim. You may just be better off pricing out the repair.
     
  9. optimus prime thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah yeah i know i know.
     
  10. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    No. This is fraud and MR does not condone breaking the law. the rules
    It isn't worth your trouble trying to do it yourself. The odds of messing something up are very high, and then you'd be out even more money.
    I was going to suggest this as well, but the deductible is likely over $1,000, which really negates any benefit. :(
     
  11. Sky Blue Guest

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    Took a 15inch to get fixed for work...cost was $720, yours will probably be more as it's a 17.
    Apple will not sell you the part.
     
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    Oh ok. You'll be looking at around $585 for the part and $135 for labor.
     
  14. optimus prime thread starter macrumors regular

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    im freeeeeeeeeaaaaakingggggggg outtttttttt. i'm brooooookeee

    i'm an 18 year old community college student that works at Lids.

    lol

    maybe i should just give him my MBP LOL
     
  15. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Home owner's insurance covers damage that can happen to your property (whether the house itself or possessions within the house).

    However, like I wrote above, odds are that the deductible is as much as a new mbp or mb, so you wouldn't get much out of it.

    Not to mention that if it was a higher res screen, it'll likely be even more.
     
  16. Zeke macrumors 6502

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    If he purchased it with a credit card it may have accidental damage coverage. Have him check with his credit card issuer to see.
     
  17. optimus prime thread starter macrumors regular

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    is there any way we could check if he has accidental coverage without calling the CC company. his mom bought it and he doesnt want to bring her into this
     
  18. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Well since you are low on cash, you should talk to him about it. It was an accident and I'm sure he understands, but you've got to help him buy a new one.

    And just how does one kick a mbp by accident exactly?:confused:
    This is a good idea. I had forgot about that.

    OP, if your friend did buy it with a credit card, he may have to pay the balance for it before it's covered (check the terms very carefully).
     
  19. optimus prime thread starter macrumors regular

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    i didnt kick it. i pulled out my phone it slipped out of my hands and BARELY touched the screen. i had no idea these things were so fragile.
     
  20. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    As may have been said previously, appeal to his sense of friendship and ask him to turn up any possibility of fixing it under insurance. He may have to bring his mother into it if you can't pay for it, just one of those things I'm afraid.

    If all this happens and you don't have to pay and if he doesn't ask you to make anything beyond a minor contribution, thank him profusely and save up for a really nice present for him.
     
  21. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    :eek: For some reason I read "kicked" in your OP. Sorry. :eek:

    If you dropped it from a height of 2-3 feet, that phone can gain a lot of speed and hence, force.

    As for your other question, he might be able to call the CC company on his own if he has his own card (under her account). He can call himself as a card holder (which he would be) and get the details. Otherwise, I don't see anyway for him to get the exact details of her card without her.
     
  22. optimus prime thread starter macrumors regular

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    OH YEAH I KNOW BELIEEEEVEEE MEE.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    That screen looks like a 15" Didn't someone earlier mention it was a 17?
     
  24. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    And yes, in the interests of taking responsibility you might have to give him your MBP.
     

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