You could be the most careful user of a macbook that the world has ever seen, but still end up with a damaged laptop. Why is that? Because real life is complicated, and accidents happen all the time. Now what should you do when your MACBOOK A1297 ends up being damaged?
The first thing that comes to mind is that you repair it, and yes that would be a great approche. So now the question arises, how much does it cost for you to repair your damaged macbook? The full cost of repairs depend on the type and level of damage. For instance, replacing the screen under warranty costs less than other types of damage.
If you don’t think you need physical protection for your MacBook, take a look at how much it could cost you should you drop your MacBook or spill something on it.
What About Damage Under Warranty
Your MACBOOK A1297 has most certainly come with a time-bound limited one year warranty. This warranty covers a whole-host of damages caused by the manufacturer. Therefore this means, then if you mistakenly drop your macbook it wouldn’t be covered by the warranty. Even though having a company warranty sounds very comforting, you’re not actually protected from many accidental damages.
Protection You Get With AppleCare+
Now your original warranty might not cover accidental damages, but AppleCare+ does if you have it. This is an Apple specialized program that extends your warranty for up to three years from your original purchase date. The real difference between the two is that AppleCare+ gives you accidental insurance as well.
Generally the Macbook Pro gets an overall coverage of $269. If for example you damage the LCD screen or external closure, then you’ll have to pay an extra $99 service fee. Any other damage that might happen to our MACBOOK A1297 will cost you around $299.
Your hard-cash costs to repair a broken LCD screen for your MacBook Pro under AppleCare+ would be somewhere around $348-$400. One thing that you must note and understand is that you’re only covered for two incidents during a grand total of a three-year time period. Any other accidental damage no matter how intense or petty will require you to pay the full cost of the repairs.
High Labor Costs
Apple certified technicians are not only great at doing their job, but also very expensive as well. A huge chunk of the money you shelve out while using AppleCare+ is due to high labor costs. For example your out-of-pocket costs get higher if you’re not covered under AppleCare+. Hourly costs just for having a technician work on your MACBOOK A1297 range from $45 to $140. In most cases, you’re looking at a few hours worth of labor for most repairs. One of the most common repairs is the screen. Pricing begins at $250 (not including labor). If a hard drive needs to be replaced, you’ll pay anywhere from $225 to $450.