Advice on possible Macbook (plastic) purchase

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Chris02058, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Chris02058 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2008
    Northern West Virginia
    Hey guys,

    There is a Macbook on my local Craigslist for 300.00. Last years model, looks as if it is in excellent physical shape. The problem is, the guy says you have to press the power button three times to get it to power on.

    So my question is, any idea how I could fix it or what is wrong? If it's something simple I'd love to buy the machine at that price.

    Thanks alot.
  2. kyzen macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2010
    could be as simple as a poor connection in the power wiring, which could be easy to fix. could also be a sign of water damage. I'd go take a look in person, look for any telltale signs of abuse. Try pressing the power button very lightly a few times, see if you can press it at such and angle that it won't turn on no matter how often you try, or if you can find an angle/pressure that gets it every time.
  3. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    sounds a bit dodgy to me, although it is very cheap. Do as Kyzen says if you are still interested, but also try it just off of mains (with battery disconnected).

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