To buy or not to buy...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by graln1k, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. graln1k macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2006
    My roommate has a Macbook with a broken logic board that I can probably take off his hands for under 100 bucks. How much does it cost to replace it and is it worth it to buy it just for spare parts?
  2. DigitalN. macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2007
    how long has he had it? Applecare probably covers it unless he killed it himself.
  3. furious macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2006
    How was it broken. it could be a warranty repair.
  4. vanzskater272 macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2006
    It should still be under warranty. But if you want to sell it for parts even the lcd by it self is worth more than 100 dollars.

    Yeah my 100th post
  5. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    Congrats on the 100th post. I have a LONG way to go.

    On to the point though... you really mean macbook? not like.. an old ibook or something? (not saying you are stupid or don't know your macs but... It seems weird that something that A. should still be under warranty, unless he smashed it himself and B. is clearly worth more then 100 dollars easily just in spare parts would be so easily discarded.

    If so though, I'd tell him to get it fixed, but if he really just wants to get rid of it i'd say grab it, transfer it and get it fixed yourself or sell it on ebay for parts. Even broken old powerbooks and ibooks go for over 100 bucks on ebay for parts!

    How much does a logic board cost to get replaced?
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    A logic board may run to $500 - $700 out of warranty

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