Where to get top case for 09 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KUguardgrl13, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    This is for a friend of mine. He has a mid-2009 13" MBP (not sure of exact specs other than it's the midrange) that is in need of a top case. Taking it to the Apple Store is likely much too expensive, and the machine has some pretty extensive cosmetic damage from a drop (and probably internal as well, but I'm not sure exactly what).

    Where can you buy a top case that will be trustworthy and not break the bank? Is it even worth it? Thanks!
     
  2. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    If it's just cosmetic, have you considered putting a plastic shell on? Something like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/iBenzer-Rubbe...1758265&sr=8-2&keywords=macbook+pro+13"+shell
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Check out ebay, though I have no idea what the going market is for those things. If anyone has parts for MBP eBay does.
     
  4. KUguardgrl13 thread starter macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    The laptop hasn't worked in two years, so it's probably more than cosmetic. But thanks for the suggestion.

    As I said, it's my friends laptop. I'm guessing he finally got around to getting it looked at and they told him he needs a top case.
     
  5. chrisperro macrumors 6502

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    check ebay, i just bought a top case/keyboard for a mid 2012 13" for 120$, they usually around 150$.
    apple store in canada are 169$ plus 39$ labour plus tax.
     
  6. aarongrooveremt macrumors newbie

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    To be honest i would check the apple store. I know they charge a million times more that it should be. But i had a couple incidents ordering off ebay, amazon saying it was for a certian model and it turned out not being that model...
     

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