So I suck. I am a defiler.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ryvius, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Ryvius macrumors member

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    One year ago today I purchased the last of the fabled Powerbook revisions.

    Last night, after cradling my precious 15" PB like a baby for 12 months, I tripped over the cord and sent the machine flying .

    The damage is largely cosmetic. A dent on the right top corner, a big dent around the power adapter, and worst of all the LCD screen has shifted so it no longer closes right.

    The machine still works flawlessly. All internal components are fast as ever. All data was preserved. Naturally, I've taken the opportunity to back up my hardrive.

    So now I'm going to do homemade surgery and see if I can bend the "neck" (thing that rotates the LCD to open and shut) so that I can close the LCD once more.

    Now that I've shared with all of you this sob story of my idiocy, I'll also mention that my intentions were to switch to the MBP when the next revision comes out.

    However, now I've banged up my PB pretty bad, I'm curious if you sagely experts could give me your best guess for what its resale value now is?

    To recap:
    -- Dent on right corner
    -- Big dent by AC power panel
    -- LCD out of alignment (hopefully fixable)
    -- Scratches on top and bottom, noticable but not "horrible"
    -- PB itself functions fine. No abnormalities
    -- Latest rev 15" PB with 1.5 gigs of ram.

    Any input would be great.

    Ry
     
  2. gallagb macrumors 6502

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  3. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I dropped my PB once, and while it was only minor cosmetic damage, I know the filing, and wish you the best. If you want to risk it, you might be able to take the casing off, and straighten it. I never tried it, but it might be worth a shot.
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    OUTRAGEOUS!!!!

    YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!!!

    Just kidding.. I actually have nothing helpful to add to this, other than a "good luck" wish, for PowerBooks are too nice to be damaged...
     
  5. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    ebay is clearly the best place for you to sell it. i would suggest including some software (w/ disk and licences, of course) with the auction as well as any accessories you can find. you could fetch a suprising amount of money.
     
  6. HowEver macrumors 6502a

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    Just make sure you aren't "surprising" the purchasers. Of course.

     
  7. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Well, fix the LCD, and then it could be ok. I certainly wouldn't want to buy a PB whose LCD wasn't aligned right, but some dents I could live with!
     

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