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Grizzly Adams
Jan 26, 2010, 07:10 PM
When my Rev A MBA really began to break down I replaced it with an MBP. The hinges and audio were shot. I took it with me to school (university) almost everyday in my backpack and not landing on my two feet every time while skating to and from home and class took it's toll on the machine.

Well, I decided to give it to my younger siblings as something to use for typing their homework and what not. It received even more abuse. The display now flickers and is pink or blue depending on the angle of the lid.

Needless to say, while working, it's not very useful at this point. Any ideas on what to do with it (parts, project, etc.)?



ayeying
Jan 26, 2010, 11:56 PM
When my Rev A MBA really began to break down I replaced it with an MBP. The hinges and audio were shot. I took it with me to school (university) almost everyday in my backpack and not landing on my two feet every time while skating to and from home and class took it's toll on the machine.

Well, I decided to give it to my younger siblings as something to use for typing their homework and what not. It received even more abuse. The display now flickers and is pink or blue depending on the angle of the lid.

Needless to say, while working, it's not very useful at this point. Any ideas on what to do with it (parts, project, etc.)?

Turn it into a desktop?

ThunderSkunk
Jan 27, 2010, 12:21 AM
Needless to say, while working, it's not very useful at this point. Any ideas on what to do with it (parts, project, etc.)?

Give ya a hunerd bucks for it. I'm gonna build something cool out of an air... moonheads@gmail.com

stuarthatto
Jan 27, 2010, 05:40 AM
eBay - declare its faults properly - someone will give you a couple of hundred for it.

miniConvert
Jan 27, 2010, 05:43 AM
I take it no AppleCare? Mine wasn't physically banged up but it did have the hinge issue, I got it spruced up under AppleCare recently, did a clean install of Snow Leopard on it, and now it's fine.

quadG5guy
Jan 27, 2010, 12:56 PM
Sounds like you got your moneys worth out of it. Take it to your county waste transfer station. They accept hazardous waste and usually have a bin specifically for used electronic devices and computers. These devices contain heavy metals and other toxins and should NOT be tossed out with normal household trash.

bmstrong
Jan 27, 2010, 01:38 PM
Sounds like you got your moneys worth out of it. Take it to your county waste transfer station. They accept hazardous waste and usually have a bin specifically for used electronic devices and computers. These devices contain heavy metals and other toxins and should NOT be tossed out with normal household trash.

Say what? I'd take it happily before it goes to the dumpster.

I still haven't bought my first computer and after today it'll be a good while. I'm completely unimpressed with the iPad...

Pixellated
Jan 27, 2010, 01:51 PM
I'd quite happily offer you some money for it (>$100). PM me with some photos if you're interested.

Grizzly Adams
Jan 27, 2010, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the input so far guys, I'm definitely not tossing it. I'm thinking that I can probably at least do something with it or from the parts, not sure what yet though. Any suggestions or ideas would be great.

I'll let the people in here know if I decide to sell it soon.

bammac
Jan 28, 2010, 12:13 AM
I used my old PowerBook as a download machine. It has a faulty LCD as well so i just leave it connected to the network, minus the battery. It sits there managing my downloads and leaves my other MBP free to do other things.

Synchromesh
Jan 29, 2010, 02:23 AM
You can always use it as a torrent/server machine. Granted, since the best LAN connection you can squeeze out of it is about 480Mbps (USB) and you'll have to share that with some sort of external hard drive, it won't be a super fast server but it's still decent.