Friday, January 18, 2019

Feeling Old By Comparison

The right speaker on my Macbook Pro has started to crackle and be all static-ky. This is likely due to the speaker being deformed by heat over time, and is a pretty well known Macbook problem.

Otherwise, it's trucking right along nicely, and the recent update to Mojave improved the speed on quite a few things and fixed the startup from sleeping reliability issue I was having under Sierra.

Since its been a trusty and good machine and has been holding up well and humming right along, so a repair rather than replacement makes sense, right?

So I contacted Apple support to see what a replacement would cost.

Well, it turns out my 2013 Macbook Pro is now considered to be vintage by Apple.


Yep, 2013 is considered Vintage, I'm a flippin' antique by comparison then, eh?

Vintage means Apple no longer supports it but they referred me to some third-party repair companies to figure out what the replacement will cost.


MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

I wasn't gonna call you a fossil....oh wait...yes I will, LOL.

jon spencer said...

I have twice replaced the speakers on my 2008 aluminum MacBook (not pro), it is not that hard.
A set of jewelers screwdrivers, a spudger tool, P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver, a headlamp and another computer to have this guide open,
The 13 inch is a bit different, but ifixit has a guide for that one.