Trading for a MacBook, what to look for?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jomoma, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Jomoma macrumors regular

    Jomoma

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    I might be trading a 1.43 14' iBook for a 1.83 MacBook. The Macbook has 9 months on the applecare left. I'll be trading locally, and before I trade I'll be able to look the machine over for problems.

    What should I look for? Any benchmark programs that would alert me to any hardware issues? Any programs that are known to make a macbook turn into the moobook when the fans kick in? What else should I beware of?

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  2. macjay macrumors 6502

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    I'd recommend running the Apple hardware test if the original discs are included.
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    a 14 foot iBook! holy moly :eek:

    not sure if this is covered in the hardware test (probably is) but do a verify disk in disk utility to make sure there's nothing wrong with the hard disk.

    also, make sure the camera works by opening iChat prefs or Photo Booth.

    run a few apps simultaneously to see how loud it gets when it's really going.
     

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