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    Default MacBook air mother board

    The mother board (logic board) on my Mac Book air got fried - long story. No longer under warranty.
    I cannot find an iStore in either DR or PR.
    So either I fly to Florida and go to iStore there - with my computer and get it fixed real fast. OR I buy the board on eBay and have it shipped to EPS in Miami and get an invoice that says 199$ or pay 18% ITBIS if full price.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    Does istore operate under the name of "izone" in DR? If so, there is one in Bavaro at the Palma Real Shopping Plaza.

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    There is an I fix Apple approved store in Santiago in Bella Terra Mall. They changed my motherboard 6 month before on Apple warranty. I do not paid a centavo
    Quote Originally Posted by Neargale View Post
    The mother board (logic board) on my Mac Book air got fried - long story. No longer under warranty.
    I cannot find an iStore in either DR or PR.
    So either I fly to Florida and go to iStore there - with my computer and get it fixed real fast. OR I buy the board on eBay and have it shipped to EPS in Miami and get an invoice that says 199$ or pay 18% ITBIS if full price.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neargale View Post
    The mother board (logic board) on my Mac Book air got fried - long story. No longer under warranty.
    I cannot find an iStore in either DR or PR.
    So either I fly to Florida and go to iStore there - with my computer and get it fixed real fast. OR I buy the board on eBay and have it shipped to EPS in Miami and get an invoice that says 199$ or pay 18% ITBIS if full price.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
    No official Apple store in the DR, but lots of authorized service centers and resellers.

    Where are you located?

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    When it happened to my MacBook Pro, I ordered a used motherboard from Ebay for $250 or something like that (I don't remember the exact price), photoshopped the invoice for $190, and fixed it myself in 30 minutes with instructions that I found on the Internet.

    The authorized center in Santo Domingo asked $800 only for the motherboard.

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    Great service at the Mac store in Novacentro in Santo Domingo. Authorized service, fixed/replaced parts for free under warranty.




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    Not under warranty will mean a 50,000 pesos bill. Not worth it. (At the iZone store).

    Customs won't accept 199 as value for your motherboard. It will be more like 600 or 700.

    I had the exact same issue (also out of warranty) and waited for my first trip to Miami, went to a Genius Bar and had it fixed for USD200.

    I suspect that the power instability in DR causes the frying of the logical board. I've heard several stories of people here with the same issues happening to their MacBook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio View Post

    Customs won't accept 199 as value for your motherboard. It will be more like 600 or 700.
    They accepted $190 for Macbook Pro used motherboard. And even a new one can be sent as 'used' without original packing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRdreaming View Post
    Does istore operate under the name of "izone" in DR? If so, there is one in Bavaro at the Palma Real Shopping Plaza.

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    No iZone or iFix stors are just authorized retailers - at least that is my understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kampinge View Post
    There is an I fix Apple approved store in Santiago in Bella Terra Mall. They changed my motherboard 6 month before on Apple warranty. I do not paid a centavo

    I saw them in Santiago last week. Because my computer is no longer under warranty they quoted $2000US to get the part and install it. At that price we all agreed I could buy new!

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