2007 15" MBP: what defects to look for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by binkmail, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. binkmail macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2010
    I posted this in the new MPB thread, but figured a separate threat would be better.

    I'm in the process of purchasing a second hand MPB (2007 model, 2.33Ghz C2D) for my on-the-go work, does anyone have any recommendations what defects to look for when I'm picking it up?

    The battery and its charger have been mentioned, but what else? Are there any common defects in these models?
  2. alea macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2007
    1° 17' N 103° 50' E
    You might want to look out for the keyboard/trackpad problem which was due to a simple bent wire. May seem like a small issue but the solution could easily set you back $300+ in repairs (topcase + keyboard replacement).

    Read more about it here:
  3. binkmail thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Thanks! That is exactly the kind of defects I was talking about. We all know about scratches, but those are obvious... :)
  4. robotmonkey macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    Make sure the screen doesn't have an image burned in
  5. alexandero macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
  6. binkmail thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Wow, that one looks like a biggie! I'll be sure to check the screen bezel. Would be a bit of a downer though..

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