somebody please make me feel better.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jenlevin, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. jenlevin macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2011
    Sunny Florida
    2011 13" 256gb. still works, black screen is just to highlight the damage.

    what a bummer :( i take care of my stuff very well, but my small child (2 yrs old) still managed to step on it - while it was on the couch.

    she broke our 50" flatscreen earlier this year. kids are a lot of fun.

  2. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

    Hey Jude

    May 9, 2008
    Curious --- just how does a 2 year-old break a 50" TV?

    Bummer on the MBA, but on the bright side at least you now have a a reason to upgrade?

    ETA: didn't notice that it is a 2011.
  3. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    You should still be able to take it in shouldn't you?
  4. shelhed217 macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2010
  5. Kyllle macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2011
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Your 2 year old is alive and healthy. Feel better? :D
  7. johnhurley macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    I would take it in definitely and bring your wild one maybe with another adult. Get back to the genius bar and have your kid make a 20 sec appearance and then have them quickly pulled from the stage.

    Kids are fun ... and charming ... and you have to expect bad things when you have them around. Wallets get thrown into the trash and keys flushed into the toilet ... then college tuition comes around before you know it!

    Who knows a sympathetic apple employee or manager might be in a good mood especially this week!
  8. Kyllle macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2011
    Yeah it can't hurt to take it in, although the already busy Apple stores are extremely busy right now (I went today - my first time to see the air in real life, it is even thinner than in pictures) so the employees may be a bit rushed and less likely to accommodate for you when there are dozens of other customers waiting to buy things.
  9. LordVic macrumors 601

    Sep 7, 2011
    Thumbs up! this is always the important thing

    But I understand. Not a father myself But have watched my niece enough times. it doesn't matter what you tell the child, especially at 2 -5 years old, they do things you wouldn't think they would.

    Like running full tilt towards your TV palms open and shove as hard as they can.

    why? because it's there, shiny and dora wanted a high 5
  10. Tenashus1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2011
    It's gonna get fixed! Just go to Apple and tell them the truth of what happened. This is a great season for people to demonstrate mercy. Go for it! Merry Christmas.
  11. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    When she gets a laptop for college, just jump on it and say, "HA! NOW WE'RE EVEN!" That should help.
  12. adamtj11 macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    If Laptops exist in 20 odd years ;)
  13. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    i'd check with homeowners ins. see if you have coverage for that type of thing. My policy has a sub policy just for electronics that covers accidents. $250.00 deductible too :)

    I love USAA.
  14. digitalhen macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    Drum sticks, toys, hands, whole child, cups, plates, kisses..... And that's just for starters.

    That said, my TV is holding up surprisingly well to all of the above.
  15. jenlevin thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2011
    Sunny Florida
    yep - took a rattle-type toy to it, just walked up and whacked it. no chance to react / intervene. replacement tv is wall-mounted. thought my then-one-year-old was more harmless than she was..

    took it in this morning, $480 to replace the screen.
  16. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
  17. Alandraftsjuly, Dec 20, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011

    Alandraftsjuly macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2010
    Definitely bring the kid. And I speak from experience. Alas.

    (By the time kid 2 came along I was among the world's foremost experts on heavy-duty kid-proof iphone/ipad/ipod cases. Kid 1 sort of had the opposite of the midas touch when it came to my electronics. Was like a walking EMP.

    Good luck!

    EDIT: Whoops -- sorry, didn't see that you had already gone in. You should check your credit card and see what, if any, accidental coverage it has.
  18. jenlevin thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2011
    Sunny Florida
    i havent gotten it repaired yet. that IS a great price, however it's only for pre-late-2010 models. the whole display has to be replaced on the newer models, apparently.
  19. iLukeJoseph, Dec 20, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011

    iLukeJoseph macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
    Sorry for your loss man. I am wee bit worried though. I just bought a MBP (my first) and the wife is going to have a MBA 13" under the tree. We have a 6 year old girl, but the wife is pregnant with our first boy.... I guess I will have to invest in some anvil cases! :)
  20. mrfrosty macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2005
    Sell the child to the circus, buy cheaper child and put the remaining money towards a new macbook.
  21. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

    Hey Jude

    May 9, 2008
    LOL --- hadn't thought of those. I am not around little kids often, so I forgot just how resourceful they can be with "things";)
  22. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Get your revenge by stepping on her most precious toy.
  23. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    It is finally snowing outside at the place i am at, idk how that will make you feel better but it gets me into a christmas spirit.
  24. Kyllle macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2011
    I hear they have a pretty good deal on refurb infants right now.
  25. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Sorry about that.

    Looks like it's $299 to repair the late-2010 (2011) Air screens:

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