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Anyone know of a place local that can do some repair work on my MacBook? Damn touchpad button no longer works. It's been steadily getting worse over the past year and now it doesn't respond at all. I'd prefer not to have to mail it somewhere to get it fixed if I can help it. Post up any ideas. Thanks.




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I do not feel like getting it up the ass thank you Looking for an independent repair facility to handle some non-warranty work.




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I do not feel like getting it up the ass thank you Looking for an independent repair facility to handle some non-warranty work.
Good luck. A buddy of mine looked into having some work done on his MacBook Pro a while back and even the independent shops were charging some exorbitant prices.

Keep us updated if you find anything, as I know a few people who could use a reasonable repair shop.

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In the meantime, can't you still use an external mouse?
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Thats what kills me about Mac. I would love to get a macbook pro or air but damn it those things are expensive as fuck and when something goes wrong you have to take out a second mortgage to afford the repairs. I will say like I always have, if Apple would wake up and charge a reasonable amount for their products I honestly believe they could take the home market away from Microsoft but their outrageous pricing is what keeps them back.

Sorry that doesnt help you Jose. Honestly I would have Apple do the repairs then see about getting apple insurance on it maybe. They may deny you later on if they find out someone else has had their hands on it.
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I've used Sewelltech before. It's close to downtown dallas.

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Good luck. A buddy of mine looked into having some work done on his MacBook Pro a while back and even the independent shops were charging some exorbitant prices.

Keep us updated if you find anything, as I know a few people who could use a reasonable repair shop.
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In the meantime, can't you still use an external mouse?
Yes, external mouse works fine just a PITA. I had a Bluetooth Mac Mouse that I otherwise wouldn't bitch about but it got stolen out of my truck last year and I haven't gotten around to buying a new one. I'm using a USB mouse right now but because the USB ports are so close on MacBooks it makes it a real pain to use my flash drive because of the tight confines.

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Thats what kills me about Mac. I would love to get a macbook pro or air but damn it those things are expensive as fuck and when something goes wrong you have to take out a second mortgage to afford the repairs. I will say like I always have, if Apple would wake up and charge a reasonable amount for their products I honestly believe they could take the home market away from Microsoft but their outrageous pricing is what keeps them back.

Sorry that doesnt help you Jose. Honestly I would have Apple do the repairs then see about getting apple insurance on it maybe. They may deny you later on if they find out someone else has had their hands on it.
That's cool man, it's a legitimate gripe about Apple products. They make some innovative stuff but it comes at a cost. Honestly, this has been the only major problem I've had but I really wanted to get a Mac to start learning the OS. I don't know if you saw my other post about the Dell Discount but I'm planning on loading OS X on it just to get a cheaper MacBook.

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I've used Sewelltech before. It's close to downtown dallas.

1325 Conant St.
Dallas, Tx 75207
214-845-8198

http://www.apple.com/buy/locator/service/
Thanks man! I'll check them out along with the service locator.




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