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Where to buy Airport card for Macbook Pro 13 2010 version?
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cosheruppls
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Sep 17, 2011, 08:27 AM
 
This is already the second time my Airport card has failed. The first time it did i brought it to a repair shop which a reseller outsources its servicing to and i was set back by a whopping S$480. Thinking of DIY this time - thanks in advance!
     
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Sep 17, 2011, 08:33 AM
 
You paid $480 for an Airport Card??!!! Wow. Did they outsource it to the ISS?
How long ago was this? I'd take it back and say "You charged me $480 to replace a $50 part and now its failed again. Fix it for free."
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 17, 2011, 01:26 PM
 
How do you know for sure that the airport card has failed ?

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Sep 22, 2011, 11:24 PM
 
is that US currency? four-eighty USD for an airport card?
     
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Sep 27, 2011, 12:38 PM
 
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Sep 27, 2011, 12:58 PM
 
Apple wouldn't have charged anywhere near that for an Airport Card. They would have replaced the entire top half for that kind of money.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 27, 2011, 02:14 PM
 
S$480 works out to be about $350 US dollars if its Singapore. Airport Card + Labor, that isn't really that excessive.
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Sep 27, 2011, 03:07 PM
 
That's a lot for that job. It should take around an hour and a half, max. Thats about $150 plus the part, $50.
It's listed as a difficult job on iFixit but it's more fiddly than difficult. $480 is a rip.
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
   
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