2006 MBP needs repair...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AuroraProject, Sep 29, 2011.

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    My 2006 MacBook Pro 1,1 is giving me graphics glitches and won't boot. Can anyone give me a ball park figure of what Apple charges just to look at it? I'm trying to decide if it's worth throwing money at it.
     
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    It sounds like a GPU issue which would mean it is going to cost more than it's worth. Start saving up for a new one. Sorry.
     
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    looking at it should be free. just make an appointment. if you don't like to say, you leave. it's that simple...
     
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    I've never seen anyone do free electronics diagnosis. Typically it's $60-100 to determine what's broken. It would be great if they'd tell me for free, but I doubt it.
     
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    Apple actually usually does diagnosis for free. I would make an appointment.

    Most likely will require either/or a motherboard replacement or a logic board replacement, which cost $600-$1200.
     
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    Search on ebay/craigslist for a macbook of that same year thats broken (like a cracked LCD) and it'll go for less than that. Just replace the motherboard yourself and your good to go.

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    Find the motherboard on ebay for much less than what apple charges and do the repairs yourself.
     
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    Yeah they did mine for free only to find GPU is about to die...
     
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    Yeah well the $3200 price tag and only making it 5 years makes me want to get it fixed. But after doing some research on logic board costs I think it's done. I'll be buying a new 17" MBP to replace this one soon.
    I'm trying to decide on a bto with an Apple ssd or a base 17 and I'll add an ssd.
     
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    Adding your own SSD later is the cheapest way to go. BTO the best processor and then add memory and storage yourself. Easy and cheap.
     

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