1. bfines's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I have a MacBook Pro 13" that was bought in early February, and a few days ago I noticed a hairline crack (not a scratch) on the top left of my screen. it's met the centre left side of my display now. It's very thin and shallow, I initially thought it was actually a hair on my screen. Anyways, what's my best course of action? I've haven't taken my laptop around with me for a while, it's been sitting next to my bed for about a month, so nothing I can think of could have warranted the scratch except the cold weather that's been going through the country. Anyways, I'm a student, I can't afford to repair the display from Apple or by myself (unless I got Applecare, would it cover that?), what is my best course of action? I'm going back to school soon, so I'll be carrying around my laptop and want to avoid more damage. I was considering buying some Displex and a screen protector, but would that do anything? I scared that the crack would get larger and ruin the integrity of my display (even more so), and eventually I would like to get it fixed.
    01-10-2014 11:21 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    I would take it into an Apple Store and see what they tell you your options are.
    01-10-2014 11:38 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Take it to the nearest Apple Store to get it repaired, especially if you have the Apple Care Protection Plan.

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    01-10-2014 11:42 AM
  4. bfines's Avatar
    As inferred by my post, I don't have Applecare. The nearest Apple store is over an hour away, I suppose that I have to set up an appointment.
    01-10-2014 11:44 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    As inferred by my post, I don't have Applecare. The nearest Apple store is over an hour away, I suppose that I have to set up an appointment.
    Let me put it another way. If it were ME, I would understand that I have a few options:

    1. Accept that the display is cracked, and deal with it.
    2. Try to see if Apple will fix it for me either for free or at an acceptable cost. (I wouldn't care that the nearest Apple Store is an hour away, especially if they're willing to fix it to my satisfaction)
    3. Attempt to locate a local dealer or local authorized Apple repair shop, and get a repair/replacement quote.
    4. Sell it, and then use the proceeds to get another one.
    5. Make a decision on the above mentioned options and live with that decision.
    Antron likes this.
    01-10-2014 11:53 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    As inferred by my post, I don't have Applecare. The nearest Apple store is over an hour away, I suppose that I have to set up an appointment.
    If you bought it in Feb 2013 it is still under the standard 1 year warranty. So make that appt at the Apple store.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    01-10-2014 06:11 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    If you bought it in Feb 2013 it is still under the standard 1 year warranty. So make that appt at the Apple store.
    Yup I would already be driving lol
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    01-10-2014 06:13 PM

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