|Jan 6, 2009, 09:15 AM||#1|
MacBook pro with bad graphics card
This may seem a little strange.
I was on craigslist browsing around and I came across a guy selling a MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo/2GB/128MB VRAM/120GB 5400rpm. He said the graphics card in it was bad, obviously NVIDIA defect. I'm thinking about offering $100 to him for it. It doesn't have applecare, but apparently apple replaces the NVIDIA defective graphics card w/ or w/out apple care. So, I'm wondering if I should because I could end up getting a MBP for $100 I'm just not sure if it's a stupid thing to do.
|Jan 6, 2009, 09:19 AM||#2|
But since the graphics card is bad... there's not much on there that would be usable. You do know that ALL the chips are soldered directly to the mainboard, right? You might find some uses for the SuperDrives and TFT other than that, the rest of it is pretty much scrap.
|Jan 6, 2009, 10:00 AM||#3|
I don't know. Unless the guy's a total dumba$$, he should know that the defect is covered by Apple, or maybe he spilled liquids on it or whatever.
If he takes $100 for it, you could scrap the hard drive and what not, at least.
I've found that the sanest question I can ask myself is 'Am I going crazy?' --Jack Robbins
2012 base 15" rMBP, 2012 base 11" MBA, late 2011 2.4 i7 17" MBP, 16 gb ram, Crucial M4 512gb SSD
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