Who to sell broken macbook to?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    This isn't final, I just want a rough idea, but here is the thing:

    My macbook is broken. I figured it would be more cost effective to sell it for parts, and then to just buy a new low-end macbook when they are refreshed in October.

    But, I don't just want to ebay it.

    Call me crazy, I am totally serious, but my macbook was a great friend to me, and I have emotionally bonded with it. When I was on the airplane and there was some pretty rough turbulance, I hugged my macbook and protected it. I am not joking at all.

    I would prefer to have my loss be other peoples gain. the best thing I think I could do with my macbook is sell it to a repair site (like iFixit), and have it so all my macbook's good parts can be put in broken macbooks and give them like again. Like donating organs.

    I would hate my macbook to be sold to those 'Smash some stuff' kids. I mean, I have been with my macbook, and I don't want it to destroyed by some kids.

    This isn't final, I might end up just repairing it myself, but if there are any companies that sell refurb macbooks or sell broken macbook parts that are interested, post a rough price, and I will be considering and talking with my dad about it.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.icolours.ca/ - they're apparently buying broken Apple laptops to make videos instructions, although I've no idea how much they'd pay you.
     
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    It may be easier to repair than you think. What's going on with it?
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    How did it break from turbulence? Pressure? :S

    On the apple website it says the MacBook can only operate up to 10,000 feet, but they offer you on their website an "in-flight MacBook charger". :confused:
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Ummm - perhaps they expect you to use that charger on an aeroplane, where air pressure is pretty much constant, rather than 1/3 of the way up Mount Everest, where it will be substantially less than 1 atmosphere. Just a thought. :)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Techound: I know it is easy, but I find it is a better value for me to just sell it off and buy one of the new 'books.

    Power, Matthew: It didn't break from turbulence, lol, that was an unrelated story.

    The logic board just crapped out for some reason.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    u can't fix it under warranty? macbooks aren't THAT old....

    or do u just prefer to buy a new one when they come out?
     
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  9. macrumors regular

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    Maybe because the avg cabin pressure in an airliner cabin is around 4500' at cruise and not 10,000'. Something about pressurization.
     
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  11. macrumors newbie

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    Broken Macbook pro

    Hi,
    I dropped my Macbook Pro and the hard drive failed. Ot is less than 2 years old. I had to replace it yesterday and am looking to sell the old one for some $$$. The recycling program from Mac offered me $0.00. Anyone know where to sell this computer off for parts? Everything else is in perfect condition, including screen, frame and battery.
    Anyone know where to go? I am in NYC.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Airborn had the right idea, but this site gives you an instant quote: sellmymacnow.com.

    There aren't a lot of options for selling broken macbooks. Personally, I'd take the easy way out and sell it to a service like the one mentioned above, but you will get more money parting it out and selling the working/not damaged parts individually.
     
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