Apple’s MacBook is one of the most popular laptops in the world, despite not being considered a very cheap device. Reliable, high-performance, and well-built, these laptops are used by tens of millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, no matter how well they are built, they are not indestructible. After a certain time of use, any MacBook can have problems.
For instance, those wonderful retina displays are prone to spiderweb and pop just like any other laptop screen on the market. But unlike the majority of laptop computer repairs, the costs for repairing a MacBook screen are higher because these retina displays are pretty much unique.
Dell, HP, Lenovo, and all main OEM for PCs use the same display for hundreds of models and for multiple years. This is not available for MacBooks as well. On the contrary, usually, there is one display for a specific model year, color, and size.
Cost to Replace a MacBook Screen at the Apple Store with Apple Care
You should plan on spending around $100 for repairing a damaged MacBook screen. If any extra damages have to be fixed, you will have to get around $350 out of your pocket.
Cost to Replace a MacBook Screen at the Apple Store without Apple Care
Expect to pay anywhere between $460 and $780 to completely replace a Retina display screen for your MacBook at an Apple Store.
There are four damage levels that come at different repair costs, as you can see below:
- Level 1 Accidental Damage costs $365, then an additional $120 Labor Charge for a total of $485;
- Level 2 Accidental Damage costs $465, then an additional $120 Labor Charge for a total of $585;
- Level 3 Accidental Damage costs $565, then an additional $120 Labor Charge for a total of $685;
- Level 4 Accidental Damage costs $665, then an additional $120 Labor Charge for a total of $785.
How to check if you have AppleCare coverage online?
Depending on the device, there are a few steps you need to follow in order to check if you have AppleCare coverage online. However, the first step for all devices is to visit the Apple website.
Keep in mind that you need the serial number of your device.
For finding the serial number for your MacBook you have to do the following:
- Click on the Apple menu that you can find in the bottom corner of the screen;
- Select “About this Mac”;
- There you will see a list of information about your device, including the serial number;
- Once you have the serial number, copy and paste it into the box mentioned above.
The Apple Limited Warranty covers your Apple MacBook product and the Apple-branded accessories that come in the box with it if there are manufacturing problems for one year from the date you purchased the product. Apple-branded accessories purchased separately are covered by the Apple Limited Warranty for Accessories. This includes spare adapters and cables.
Important things to consider
If your Apple Mac product is capable of storing software, data, or other information (“Data”), Apple may attempt to transfer said data to a replacement device. During service, Data may be lost. In such a case, Apple will not be responsible for any data loss.
Apple can provide both parts and labor but can guide you to replace some easy-to-install parts yourself.
When servicing your product, Apple may use parts or products that are composed of new and/or previously used genuine Apple parts and that have been tested and passed Apple’s functional requirements in accordance with applicable laws. Apple will retain the replaced part or product that is exchanged during service as its property, and the replacement part or product will become your property.
If Apple determines that your product is eligible for Product Direct Mail Service, you will ship the product to an Apple repair service location in accordance with Apple’s instructions. Apple can provide prepaid shipping letters (and if you no longer have the original packaging, Apple can send you packing material).
If Apple does not provide prepaid shipping letters or packaging, you must arrange for your product to be packaged and shipped to the Apple repair service location as described at the time of order, and you may wish to consider insuring your package in case of damage or loss during shipping. After the service is completed, the Apple repair service location will return the repaired product to you or provide you with a replacement product.