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iFixit: Retina Macbook is Apple's least repairable laptop ever

By Rick ยท 28 replies
Jun 18, 2012
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  1. No way you could have taken it to a repair shop for $50... or fixed it yourself. I bet you didn't even try to reformat or replace the ram / hard drive. And what back alley store are you buying from that doesn't give you a manufacturer warranty?

  2. Apple is a great company and makes the best products,,, all of them talk and work together, all of them are high quality....
    Many selfish greedy people don't like it that ALL electronic products are becoming more highly integrated using less parts, weighing less and becoming smaller .. to the point, that they are more reliable, also less serviceable, and cost less ... thIs IS GREAT for the consumer.. most of the "technicians" out there are not skilled enough to deal with the micro miniaturization and would only screw up the product trying to get into it. That is why they don't like it. They can't make money on it.
    the price performance ratio of electronic products keeps coming down... creating the point where fixing a broken one does not make economic sense.. -I e. not economically repairable- but economically replaceable, and completely backed up on the cloud.
    the fewer the parts, the greater the reliability, the old paradigm able to add more memory, able to put in a bigger hard drive ... is no longer applicable.. get use to it....
    these devices come with a replacement guarantee... 1yr, 2 yr, 5yr.... figure your costs accordingly...
    and be happy.. personal computer repair men are at the end of their line of business...
    after the waranty period, think of your device as a throwaway device when an if something goes wrong with it.
    Apple makes the best systems... NO ONE DOES IT BETTER!
  3. scottdaniel

    scottdaniel TS Rookie

    Wow, definitely not buying the one with the Retina display now. I'm ok with my iphone and ipad being non-upgradeable but for my main work laptop? No thanks.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    Care to cite examples?

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