MacBook air mother board

Neargale

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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!
 

DRdreaming

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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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kampinge

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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
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!
 

Robert

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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?
 

Gringo Starr

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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.
 

Mauricio

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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.
 

Neargale

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

Neargale

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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

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!
 

AlterEgo

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We have had horrific service here, not just once but at least 5 or 6 times. I would never suggest anyone to let them service their Macs there.
Wow, I'm shocked and sorry to hear that. My in-laws recommended them, and they really bent over backwards for us when they heard we lived an hour away. Fixed it while we waited last time. I liked that they all spoke English well, no searching for technical words in Spanish.

Maybe we were just lucky.