Apple MacBook Pro 13" Early 2015 for $300

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  1. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Someone is offering to sell me an Apple MacBook Pro 13" Early 2015 (3 months old) for $300.

    The laptop has previously has water spilled on, but is still functioning correctly.

    I opened the bottom case and can see some corrosion, so I plan to remove & clean logic board.

    The keyboard is working fine, but I planned to replace that as well.

    I have previously serviced many MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, so the disassembly doesn't dissuade me.

    Anyway, is $300 a good price to gamble on this?
     
  2. Asmoday macrumors member

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    Hey if you are confident in your skills and the parts won't cost you much you should do it.
     
  3. tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The biggest concern is that the logic board might fail down the road and, of cause, the logic board is expensive to replace.

    The keyboard is pretty cheap. I have done numerous disassemblies and reassemblies so that's not much of a concern either.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    They keyboard on that model is a pain and 9/10 time requires a whole top case. Cleaning the logic board is simple with circuit board cleaner and a soft toothbrush. For the price I'd go for it
     
  5. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    logic board is rusted and will eventually fail; cost of one of those is 7-800 dollars. So it's cheaper to just buy a refurb one now for 1099.
     
  6. arggg14 macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard of water damaged macs run for years. Id take a 300 gamble. It's still worth something even if it fails.
     
  7. tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The way that Apple glued the battery to the upper case makes removing the keyboard difficult.

    Since it is a water spill and not some sticky liquid spill, hopefully I don't have to remove the keyboard
     
  8. tubeexperience, Mar 22, 2016
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    tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68030

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    My drunken significant other spilled water on my MacBook Pro. I disassembled it and cleaned out the water.

    It is still running today. In fact, I am typing on it right now.

    This is probably why I am incline to take the gamble.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If it is corroded it is just a matter of time until it fails. Nobody can tell you how long though.
     
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Seems like a risk worth taking, get it clean and the corrosion gone, get it dry and it should last well.
     

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