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f*ck this shit.
I went out of my way to go to an aasp today to try to get my Mac’s battery fixed, and the guy there was just like well, it wasn’t purchased here, so bye. That’s basically what happened.
then, I got in touch with the person I bought it from and was like hey, where did you buy it. Got the place, called them, and they said that it would cost me €250 for the battery and €500 or more for the battery and keyboard. what. the. f*ck.
So I’m done. This was a final strike. I still love apple’s software, and I will miss it, but I’m today gonna put all of my Mac’s up for sale and my iPhone when my mom gives it back to me. I’m actually f*cking done.
I have an elitebook sitting here, a new battery for it is like €40 if not less. How the f*ck do you get away with charging 250 for a goddamn battery swap!!!
So I’m putting this out there now. I will no longer use anything apple, since I just cannot afford the repairs.
I’m a reformed apple zombie for now.
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@Windows7ge Windows is still the best compromise for me. Linux is cool, but until i have the funds to purchase a decent modern laptop i have to use laptops from 2010 to 2012. that's not a problem, but the wireless cards in them have poor support on linux, so running Windows is better.
@AluminiumTech not all countries are on as tough of a lockdown as others. in The Netherlands where i am, all businesses are open except restaurants and cinema's etc. you are allowed to open your business if you can maintain 1.5m distance between yourself and the customer, and many businesses including the one my dad runs allow a limited amount of people inside etc, but you can have a business open here just fine.
@SenKa i'll DM you 2 listings since i have 2 macbooks to sell. once i put them up i'll share them.
@lewdicrous A handful of months ago IIRC Apple revised their 3rd party Apple certified repair contract and Louis commented on it saying (in a nutshell) that it's better than the old one but still a pile of crap. He said a long time ago that he was willing to get the cert but the rules to abide by and what resources it gave him wernt worth it. After the revision I believe he said it still wasn't worth it.
ok, so an update.
i was like what laptop do i use now, and i spotted my Folio 9470m in the corner of my eye under a pile of stuff... when i grabbed it it was missing a battery, 2 back panels and it was covered in dust. i found the missing parts in my room, dusted it off and to my surprise it still works totally fine.
now, it's from 2012 and heavily used by the previous owner, and i mean absolutely abused, when i got it it was covered in scratches, that was in 2018, and being my backup computer for 2 years didn't do it any favors, but hey, it will work.
i need to buy a new battery for it which is fine, the one it has now has a whole heck of cycles on it and lasts about 1.5 hours, which is workable but just not ideal, and the battery for this is like €40, not f*cking €250.
also it needs a new back panel, since it's held in my plastic clips and one of them is snapped (it was like that when i got it) which is like €20. so all in all not too bad.