1. Tylerd's Avatar
    Help! My MacBook screen has a huge crack in the screen! And what is worse? I have run out of warranty! No apple care, nothing. I am going to the Apple Store tomorrow, but I don't know how much it will cost! Are there any alternatives? I have to call an authorized service provider tomorrow morning, and I have to see how much they will cost. Please help!!

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    07-13-08 09:41 PM
  2. VZWBBnewb's Avatar
    I don't have any suggestions for you, but I'm feeling your pain!!

    I don't know what I'd do if my MacBook Pro screen cracked!

    That reminds me....I should call my insurance company tomorrow for a personal articles policy for my MBP.....thanks for the reminder!!
    07-14-08 12:59 AM
  3. fireguy_ed's Avatar
    I'm gonna guess that the MB screen is still held close to the vest at Apple and you're going to have to go through them for the repair. I had to do this with a laptop years ago.

    You *may* be able to find a screen at an online vendor or a trashed MB on eBay or craig's list....

    It might even be more economical to hook an external monitor (keyboard & mouse) to it and use it as desktop machine and pick up a newer one!

    A google search for macbook screen may yield some positive results, but again, these machines are probably too new for anyone but Apple to have parts.

    good luck!
    07-14-08 09:31 AM
  4. Boltfan's Avatar
    Yea my suggestion would be to buy a junker macbook and take the screen of off it or just use it as a desktop with keyboard and mouse.
    07-17-08 10:23 AM
  5. WFLDEng636's Avatar
    You can try Macsales.com, or pick up a copy of MacLife magazine at your local book store. In the back there are many companies listed that fix Macs.
    07-18-08 05:31 PM
  6. wezra's Avatar
    Sadly I think you are stuck. I suspect it is going to cost $500 + to get that baby fixed. And, I think your best bet is the repair center at your nearest Apple store. Sorry to hear about your issue. I had that happen with a laptop at work... they simply junked it and gave me a new one.. it was cheaper then getting the broken one fixed.
    07-18-08 05:37 PM
  7. cuban_dudeca's Avatar
    wow..that blows I don't know what I would do if my screen cracked uggh that would suck.
    07-20-08 09:45 AM
  8. jidx's Avatar
    Ouch that is almost as bad as a cracked BB sceen.
    07-20-08 09:49 AM
  9. Calderon's Avatar
    I think its worse than a cracked BB screen.

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    07-21-08 11:25 AM
  10. bmcclure937's Avatar
    That one hurts... I feel your pain
    07-21-08 11:38 AM
  11. Boltfan's Avatar
    hows your luck so far? What did apple say, or were you able to locate a used screen?
    07-21-08 11:59 AM
  12. mzshey2x's Avatar
    No more AppleCare definitely sucks!

    I'd contact Apple & maybe some private businesses that repair Macs..

    Good luck!
    07-21-08 03:20 PM
  13. maz94protege's Avatar
    you can do 2 different things,
    1. Go on Ebay and get a new screen and Screen case.
    2. Buy the VGA/ DVI adapter and use an external monitor
    3. Just keep it as is, and look around the crack ( i did that for a year with my toshiba before i got my mac, it sucked)

    I feel your pain. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel
    07-28-08 08:13 PM
  14. sprinter1mil's Avatar
    i have an i book and my screen cracked, so i took it in to apple, and they told me it would be $1000 for them to fix it. i was definitely not going to pay that. so i did some research, and found this LCD Removal Instructions
    it told me how to replace the screen on my ibook myself
    they also have instructions for macbooks
    all you have to do is go on ebay and buy a replacement screen, and you will be back to as good as new
    07-29-08 04:58 PM
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    it says i need 10 posts to post a url, so here is my second
    07-29-08 04:58 PM
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  22. mzshey2x's Avatar
    I think you could've posted the URL as long as it didn't have 'www' in it.. lol, but that's dedication to help another user.
    07-31-08 09:05 AM
  23. Boltfan's Avatar
    nice little work around. lol I think you could have also PMed the link.
    07-31-08 12:14 PM
  24. sirkt87's Avatar
    Since you're out of warranty and apple care, I would stay avoid getting the part form apple, on GSX the screen assembly is $700-950 (depending on what mac book you have) and even more for the black MB.

    I would go to iFixit: iPod, iBook, & PowerBook Parts and Accessories they have it for $550 for the newest MB, it is a USED part but I have had good luck with parts from ifixit. They also have take apart guides that are as good or better than the ones on GSX so you could judge for yourself if you want to tackle the repair. (replacing the screen is one of my least favorite things to do on a MB)

    On a scale of 1-5 I would rank replacing the display a 4.5-5 for difficultly and it is probably the HARDEST thing to replace on a MB. Not trying to scare you, but just speaking form experience. If you are confident and can follow pictures and instructions it is doable and very satisfying...IMHO.
    Last edited by sirkt87; 08-13-08 at 12:00 PM.
    08-13-08 11:57 AM