MacBook laptops from Apple are some of the most beautiful and well designed – not to mention powerful, but just like everything else man-made they aren’t impervious to accidental drops, dings, and damage.
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Thanks to the fact that they are made using high-quality construction materials (especially milled aluminum) they feel indestructible in the hand, but those gorgeous retina displays have the potential to pop and spiderweb just like any other screen out there.
Unlike most laptop computer repairs, the retina display on the MacBook is very unique, and as a result much more expensive to service.
- Lenovo, HP, Dell and all major OEM for PCs will utilize the same display across hundreds of models, and even that display is used across multiple years of laptops.
- The same cannot be true for MacBooks, often it is one display for one particular model year, size, color and that is it for that display.
If you are unlucky enough to have a damaged screen, chances are pretty good you started to look into how much does it cost to replace a MacBook screen at the Apple Store – and the odds are pretty good you had a tough time hammering down concrete figures without bringing your computer into a store and having someone from the Genius Bar have a look.
- If you wanted to make an appointment with a Genius Bar, you can find that additional information here.
- Due to COVID-19, appointments are limited and even harder to schedule as of June 2020.
In this quick guide we hope to show you about how much you can expect to have to spend on MacBook repair going forward, the total “all in” cost for getting your screen replaced, and your computer back up and running.
We’re only discussing a screen replacement in this article if you have additional damages, or looking for a battery replacement quote we have written about that too.
Damage to a MacBook screen can feel like an end of the world kind of scenario, especially if the damage is extensive and looks like it is going to render your favorite laptop on usable. That’s why so many people are nervous about how much does it cost to replace a MacBook screen at the Apple Store in the first place.
Thankfully though, the experts at Apple stores nationwide (especially here in Minneapolis, Minnesota) have been trained extensively on how to quickly and efficiently replace or repair screens on these laptops – getting you back up and running in no time at all.
In fact, screen repairs represent close to 25% of all the different repairs that Apple experts handle for customers in-store. The next most popular repairs are motherboard failures, and hard drive failures.
Screen damage caused by accidental dropping, bumping and shuffling at work or at school, or the dreaded dead pixel issues that plagued earlier MacBook models a lot more frequently than they do today have helped Apple repair technicians practice plenty in the past for repairing or swapping out a damaged displays in record time.