MacBook an Apple repair a damaged MacBook?

Ezekiel2517

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I have an aluminum MacBook that just recently suffered some minor damage it's mostly just the casing that was damaged and bent a bit, and it won't close all the way and the trackpad won't click right. everything works mostly, the computer boots up and is useable so there's no internal damage or anything like that. so I am basically just wondering if they can repair it and how much it would cost?
 

danipoak

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If it's aluminum that means you've had it less than a year. It's still under warranty and they will fix it all for free. Just take it into an Apple store.
 

Ezekiel2517

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If it's aluminum that means you've had it less than a year. It's still under warranty and they will fix it all for free. Just take it into an Apple store.
really? for free? even if the damage was accidental, as in our fault?
 

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No, that's not accurate. Physical damage is never covered under warranty. If they would do it, you would definitely have to pay. You may have to seek a 3rd party repair service. My advice would be to call and ask.
 

danipoak

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No, that's not accurate. Physical damage is never covered under warranty. If they would do it, you would definitely have to pay. You may have to seek a 3rd party repair service. My advice would be to call and ask.
Not true. My macbook frequently cracks. They repair that all the time. They even change out all the plastic when it turns more brown than I like it.
 

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Not true. My macbook frequently cracks. They repair that all the time. They even change out all the plastic when it turns more brown than I like it.
The plastic macbooks crack and that is a known defect. It is different. A defect is different than damage.

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