Where are the Apple Repair Centers?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by uptempos, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. uptempos macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if the repairs are actually overseas or if they are in the U.S? I am freaking out about sensitive data in my macbook pro as it is being repaired.
     
  2. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    I know there is at least one in the US as mine just got back from a repair center in Texas a few days ago.
     
  3. uptempos thread starter macrumors member

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    how was your experience with apple repair? Ive heard bad stories where macbooks come back scratch or their data has been copied or accessed....
     
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    Mine has always come back in perfect condition. I couldn't tell you about the data though, as I erase my computer completely before sending it in for repair.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Do you use FileVault? If you have sensitive data, you should.
     
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    How about providing some links of when Apple computers were sent off to Apple repair facilities and the data was copied or accessed.
     
  7. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    just do a time machine backup and wipe the drive before sending it out for repair. Reinstall the OS after you get it back and use time machine to restore your stuff.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    From the OPs previous thread, they've already sent their Mac to a service center and given their password to the genius. :rolleyes:
     
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    If your info was that sensitive, why were you giving your password out?
     
  11. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

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    I had to send my laptop for repair a couple of weeks ago because it just randomly decided not to turn on and since there was no way for me to get my data backed up before hand (you know, with the "not turning on" bit), I had no choice but to give my trust to the Apple team and let them repair my computer. I have to admit, I was a tad bit worried, but once it came back fixed and working, I took it home and saw that everything was still in tact, nothing out of place from the last time it was on, my worries faded away. You have to remember they're there to fix your computer. I highly doubt they care about other people's data - they're not going to gain anything from it. Besides, I don't have anything "crucial" on my laptop that I wouldn't want anyone to see - like credit card numbers, etc. It's not like they have a vendetta against you where they just want to see what you're hiding. They're just going to fix it, test it, and be on their way. I'm pretty sure people have better things to do with their time than to snoop in other people's computers. Which I will restate my previous point, I highly doubt they care because they're no going to gain anything from it.
     
  12. snaky69, Aug 3, 2015
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    Just like I told you in your previous thread about this: Unless you're high up in a fortune 500 company, a politician or celebrity, you're neither important nor interesting enough for anyone to bother snooping. People in repair center don't give a crap whose computer they're fixing, they do thousands a day and have to turn them around fast. They just fix whatever's wrong, put it through its paces to check everything works, turn it off and pack it. Rinse, repeat with the next one. Period.

    Just calm down.
     

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