MacBook Screen Replacement

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    So my LCD screen on the MacBook is cracked and I can't see anything anymore. I've read through the warranty and it doesn't cover 'accidents' which I'm sure is what Apple will see it as. I was wondering if anyone has had to replace a laptop monitor and how much it costs.
     
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    I would search around for a local repair shot or look for a reasonable repair site for macs online.
     
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    And to think fucking up my iPod's screen was bad, ouch.

    What'd you do?
     
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    I don't have a job, so I can't pay for a replacement yet. I'm going to try going to the Apple store to see what they can do in terms of replacing it.
     
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    Lucky for you, you at least have an Apple Store near you. *mutters*
     
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    So.

    I bought a cable to connect my MacBook to a monitor.

    Crisis averted, but it's no longer a laptop.
     
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    Yeaah, I was thinking of getting an video cable for my iPod...

    Have you asked Apple yet?
     
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    800$ for a replacement monitor.
     
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    as the great linkinjunior would say:

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    But of course, that's coming from Apple themselves. I've checked around and there are plenty of sites that will do the same for about 300$ less.
     
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    The only problem with that is, you lose your warranty if whoever does the repair isn't Apple authorized.
     
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    What little of a warranty it is. :lol:

    I don't really care at this point, as long as it's fixed.
     
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    What's that supposed to mean?
     
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    I don't know.

    I guess I'm kind of pissed that the screen wasn't covered under warranty.
     
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    Well, I'd say that she's right. If you buy a laptop then you want the whole thing to be covered no matter what happens. If it's an accident then the warranty should surely cover it?
     
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    She's right? :lol:

    Yes, um, she is.
     
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    Warranties cover defects from the manufacturer. The screen breaking was accidental damage which Apple, and pretty much everyone else, won't cover. That would be like wrecking a car and wanting it repaired for free because the car is under warranty.
     
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    Kayce does sound like a girl's name. I almost get myself confused too...
     
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    Maybe I've gotten used to it.

    Better than Kacy, though.
     
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    You don't need an Apple store near by you. My MacBook Pro came with a faulty hard-drive which I just recently had to take it in for. I live i Newfoundland, the closest Apple store is a three hour flight away. I called up Apple Care and they told me where the nearest authorized Apple reseller/repair area is. Turns out it was on the university campus.
     

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