Bought used Macbook, repair and upgrade worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cookies81, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. cookies81 macrumors newbie

    cookies81

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    Canada
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    I have recently bought a used 2007 pre unibody macbook on my local classifieds for $80. My main machine is a 2005 2ghz Imac powerpc G5, and It has lasted me since i got it in 2010. The macbook has a dead battery (needs to be plugged in to work) and some of the keys do not work on its keyboard. Is the cost of a new battery and keyboard worth it? Is this machine a significant upgrade from my current daily machine? I was also thinking of upgrading the Ram and Hard drive.

    Macbook specs are;

    2.2 GHZ intel core 2 duo
    2 GB DDR2 SDRam
    Intel gma X3100

    My imac specs

    2 GHZ PowerPc G5
    2 GB DDR SDRam
    ATI Radeon9600.

    To recap, are the repairs and upgrades worth it? Or am I better off getting a new computer. Thank you to all
     
  2. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

    filmbuff

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    Since you only spent $80 on it it is probably worthwhile. Even if you don't use it you can sell it and make your money back.
     

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