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Logic Board doesn't work, and repair costs are through the roof! HELP

Hi everyone, Thanks for taking the time to read my question and worry.

Here’s a little context:

I love apple, I live in their ecosystem - but sometimes their products they have just aren’t valuable from a monetary stand point. I make use of the Macbook Pro for School and I just found out that my macbook’s logic board is spoilt.

After going to the apple store - it took the apple staff only ~10 minutes to say my logic board is spoilt - and quoted over $800 USD for a repair. I’m just worried now.

If my MacBook Pro’s logic board is able to break in a year - what’s to say it won’t in the next year, after my repair? I’m super lost now and trying to figure out what to do.

  1. Should I pay for the repair, and live with it
  2. Should I just throw this current MacBook Pro aside - and consider the new 16” (Repair cost is 1/3 the cost of a new MacBook Pro)
  3. Buy a Mid 2012 13” MacBook Pro and stick with it (upgradable and one of the best macs from what i’ve heard)
  4. What else can I do?

Super lost and Would appreciate if anyone could give me some advice. This macbook is a little over a year old and it’s super sad to see it just pass away like that.

Thank you!

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How many months of warranty did they give you for the new logic board?

I am not from the states, I already had my logic board changed during the warranty 6 months ago at an apple approved service (we don’t have the official apple here) and now the new logic board is not working at all and I am thinking of sending my MacBook in the States to get it fixed if I am to pay for a new logic board. I want to know if it’s worth it to change it in the US. Thank you!

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@Bianca Esanu - Different countries have different rules I would investigate what the rules are in your country first.

iFixit sells logic boards for your system Logic Boards and if you review their parts listing the part has a lifetime warranty!

Shipping your system back to the states would not be the smartest in my mind as it could get damaged in transit or lost, and you still need to find someone to do the repair. iFixit does not offer repair services only the tools and parts as well as the knowledge to repair your device your self.

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They didn’t tell me what exactly was wrong with the original logic board. I put the MacBook in service for the keyboard because some keys weren’t working properly. They changed the whole logic board, the Touch ID board, top case, battery. So pretty much everything and I really don’t think it’s normal for the new logic board to die 6 months later.

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Are you sure your system is still not covered under warranty? You have a full year from the data of purchase here in the states, other countries have two years!

Even still Apple will bend a bit! Ask for an warranty exception. Whats very important is you didn't damage your system either a liquid spill or sitting your system down on a wet surface, or physically damaging it as well.

Be polite but firm. I would go directly to an Apple Store Vs a reseller or authorized service center as they have less latitude. Even if you get no, ask for the service manager then go up the food chain!

Remember the squeaky wheel gets the grease! I wish you luck!

If nothing pans out as @arbaman stated there are skilled folks out there who can fix your logic board. Checkout Louis Rossmann's YouTube channel to get an idea what's needed.

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Thanks for replying!

I'm pretty sure my mac is out of the coverage. I bought it in june last year - and it's already past june. There's also definitely no way I damaged my macbook. I keep it in an incase sleeve all the time and take care of it. Absolutely no scratches, dents, water damages and etc.

Thanks again!

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Run to the Apple Store and press! You still have a chance! Don't waste your time with the talking heads on the phone its one on one that makes the difference.

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Ask for a "Warranty Exception" from the manager.

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It should also be added, Apple will automatically, and freely, extend your warranty with purchases made on a credit card. I think the only stipulation is that you need to provide the proof of purchase

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With the little info you supplied it's very hard to give any advice… what does it mean the board is spoilt ? Was it bumped, liquid damaged or else? Does the Mac start at all?

Apple replaces boards but doesn't repair them, whereas there are skillful Pros who do component level repairs, that might be an alternative path you could try. Apple makes beautiful machines and the OS is very efficient, but it's fighting a war against independent repairs by closing hardware with serialization of parts and making it everyday harder to find spares. That's how they can come up with a $800 tag for a repair.

Personally I haven't yet put my hands on a 2018 board and didn't really get into its pecularities, but depending on the fault, I'm pretty sure it's worth investigating about indipendent repair labs in your area.

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The apple specialist who was looking into my machine did not machine how my board is spoiled. I am checking in with them with a scheduled call tomorrow noon. Otherwise, I don't intend on looking at independent repair labs at all.

Thanks for the reply!

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@bchewy You're welcome. Enjoy the 800$ bill or buy a new Mac then ;)

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What you ended up with?were they able to see where went wrong with the logic board? Did the board working if you replaced it? Thx

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