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idntknw

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I'm new to the MacBook's and have been shopping around. I found this one and was wondering what the opinions were on it. It's in pristine condition.

15" MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 500GB SSD. $600
 

06tb06

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Looks like a pretty good deal for a high spec'd model. That amount of RAM and internal storage will serve you well today and a few years into the future.
 

idntknw

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Thanks for the reply. No original box but thats about it. It has a new battery also.
 

idntknw

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Not that it really matters but the owner is an Apple tech and the original owner.
 

idntknw

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Just an update I did make the purchase. I went over it very well but unfortunately I missed something. After I got it home and was setting it up I noticed and piece of lint that what looks like in between the glass and LCD. From what I've read there's no way to lift the glass up and clean it is that correct?
 

chscag

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I don't know for sure if that model has its glass protector glued to the LCD or not. If so, you would have change out the entire unit. You may be able to find out by going to www.ifixit.com and look at the instructions there for changing out the display.
 

idntknw

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Thanks I'll check into it. It's not that huge of a deal but it's one of those little things that's kinda annoying. One, that I missed it and two I can't help from keep looking at it now lol.
 

idntknw

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If I decide to replace the screen anyone know of a reputable source for a replacement?
 

chscag

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I found them doing a search but they seem to be out of them. I found this one on eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Macboo...NMAAOSwRaRZsHth:sc:USPSFirstClass!40146!US!-1

If these screens are sealed how did that get in there?

I didn't mention it in my first reply, but I suspect that the owner who sold it to you may have had the screen replaced before. Or the screen may have a very minor separation perhaps from swapping it out or a bump. The only way lint could get between the protective glass and the LCD is if it separates.

Make sure that you can get a refund on that screen from eBay if it turns out not to be the correct one.
 

idntknw

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I defiantly will make sure I can get a refund.

I made an appointment to take it in the Apple store to see what they have to say.
 

Fishrrman

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You got an excellent price on the configuration.
IF the piece of lint isn't that large, I'd just forget about fooling with it further.
It probably will NOT be worth the trouble and expense in the long run...
 

idntknw

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Yeah it’s not that big of a deal but I do quite a bit of work in photoshop and it can be distracting.
 

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idntknw

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An update. I took it into the Genius Bar and they could tell that just a little of the coating was coming off the screen. He mentioned the extended program on the screens and was able to replace it as a one time courtesy. He agreed that he didn't see how the lint got in there either.

I had never been to a Genius Bar before but am very happy they worked with me to repair it.
 
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