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How Much Does It Cost To Get a MacBook Repaired?

If you are a MacBook owner in South Africa, you may be wondering what the repair cost will look like during 2024. From screen replacement to battery and keyboard malfunctioning, knowing what the possible costs are can help someone budget for these repairs. Here is an in-depth review of the different costs for MacBook repairs. In 2024, MacBook repair costs in South Africa range from ZAR 1,500 to ZAR 15,000, depending on the issue and model.

Screen Replacement

Screen replacement is one of the most common and expensive repairs for MacBooks. It all depends on the model and type of screen used. For instance,

  • MacBook Air: Generally, the screen of a MacBook Air will cost between ZAR 5,000 and ZAR 8,000 to have it fixed.
  • For a new MacBook Pro, with Retina displays, one would pay from ZAR 7 000 to ZAR 12 000. The two ranges of displays are either a standard display or a high-resolution display.

Battery Replacement

The other common issue is battery aging. Over time the batteries in MacBooks lose their charging capability; thus batteries need replacing. The costings are as outlined below:

  • MacBook Air: The approximate replacement cost of a new battery in a MacBook Air comes to around ZAR 1,500–ZAR 3,000.
  • MacBook Pro: For a MacBook Pro, it would be between ZAR 2,000 and ZAR 4,000, depending on the model and year.

Keyboard Replacement

MacBook keyboards with the butterfly mechanism are especially prone to failure. Keyboard replacement or higher repair is overly expensive:

  • Standard Repairs: The basic, run-of-the-mill kind of laptop repairs range from ZAR 2,500 to ZAR 4,000.
  • Thorough Repairs: For more extensive repairs, this would include anything related to water damage or extreme wear; costs rise from ZAR 5,000 to ZAR 8,000.

Logic Board Repair

When thinking that the logic board is the brain of your MacBook, there’s not much to be realized, but the repairs can be a truly complicated and expensive business. Here again, the value will be dependent on the level of the damage and model:

  • MacBook Air: Fix charges for a MacBook Air’s logic board ranges from ZAR 5,000 to ZAR 10,000.
  • MacBook Pro: For the MacBook Pro, which has more intense configurations, the range is from ZAR 8,000 to ZAR 15,000.

Data Recovery

An extra expense includes data recovery services in case of loss due to hardware failure. The cost varies with the type of recovery:

  • Basic Recovery: It may take between ZAR 2,000 and ZAR 4,000 for basic data recovery.
  • Advanced Recovery: recovery tasks, i.e., hard-drive recoveries due to physical damage, will grow in their severity with an accompanying cost from ZAR 5,000 to ZAR 10,000.

Other Factors


If you have AppleCare+, a lot of these repairs would be significantly more affordable. For instance, screen repairs would only require a service fee of around ZAR 1,500 and other repair services could also fall around this level.

Authorized Service Providers Vs. Independent Repair Shops

Authorized Apple service providers will usually be more expensive than an independent shop, but you’ll be assured of genuine parts and qualified technicians. Independent repair shops may offer you more attractive prices, but the quality of both parts and service is a gamble.

Warranty Condition

If you have a MacBook that is under the original warranty, at least as long as it’s a manufacturing defect, you won’t have to pay a penny for its repair. Accidental damage is not generally covered by the standard warranty, though.


Due to this, in 2024, repair expenses for MacBooks throughout South Africa can highly fluctuate, depending on repair type as well as laptop model; e.g., screen replacements range in cost from ZAR 5,000 to ZAR 12,000, battery replacements range from ZAR 1,500 to ZAR 4,000, and, for the highest prices, logic board repairs can go up to ZAR 15,000. All these could be well managed by taking into account the cost of authorized service providers versus that of the independent repair shops and extended warranty, for example, AppleCare+. Ensure you have a detailed quote for any repairs in advance not to meet extra costs. Speak to us today about how we can help by calling 0861 628 638.


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