Can the upper aluminum cover be replaced?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by MACarthur, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. MACarthur

    MACarthur New Member

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    I dropped my brand new, less than a month old, 13-in Macbook Pro recently when I was visiting Hong Kong. [email protected]#$%. After inspecting it carefully, I noticed it has a dent in the upper right corner of the upper body aluminum cover that's barely perceptible... but it bugs me. Is there any way to replace this cover? And would anyone know how much it would cost?

    I heard that for the old plastic Macbooks, the upper case costs just P1k.

    Also, does this dent invalidate my warranty? :(

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. mig

    mig Active Member

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    It doesn't invalidate your warranty outright. However, if in the event that your computer needs repairs, they might blame it on the drop. If that happens, then the damage/replacement won't be covered by warranty. Unlikely, but possible.
     
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    natsgo Well-Known Member

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    AFAIK, they have to replace the LCD and the aluminum top shell together.
     
  4. MACarthur

    MACarthur New Member

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    Oh man, really? I gotta have this checked in Powermac as soon as I can. I wonder if they'd input it in some Apple database that I've dropped it, to inform future fixers that they can claim my warranty as invalid.
     
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    last time i had problems with my macbook alum (flickering screen during startup). Apple replaced the whole alum cover for me.
     
  6. jcdman

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    Hi guys, the whole top cover/LCD will be replaced. Basically, the whole upper part of the notebook including the hinge. It's considered one and the same part, and is not designed for taking apart by ASPs.

    You won't be able to have that replaced by warranty unfortunately, and the top cover/LCD assembly is costly if ordered as a stocking part. Also, what mig said is correct. For cases like those, you'll have to call the hotline for further review of your case.
     

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