Broken 23" Apple Cinema display - worth selling?

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  1. ghoztman macrumors regular

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    I knowingly bought a dead 23" Cinema display thinking that I could get it repaired. I sent it in to the only authorised Apple dealer in Switerland only to be quoted almost the price of a new one to get it fixed.

    It's hardly used, in very good condition other than the fact that it's dead. They have not told me what is wrong with it and the guy I bought it from says it just died one day.

    Are there small electronics people out there who fix this kind of thing? Is there a market for broken gear?

    Should I just chuck it in the bin? Anyone been in a similar situation?
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately, what you were told at the repair shop is what I have experienced. It seems like it is better just to purchase a new one than to try to fix an old one. This being said, it is probably not worth selling.
     
  3. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    What was wrong with it? Backlight, power supply, something else? I'm sure that it might be used as a case for a pretty cool Mac Mini hack job.
     
  4. ghoztman thread starter macrumors regular

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    They can't say. They don't go beyond checking the power brick, which I find amazing. I mean it could be a lose wire or a faulty button.

    Anyway, I bought a new one as the repaired one only has a 3 months warranty and cannot be covered by apple care.

    The prices in Switzerland are disgusting, a 23" Cinema display costs $1300.

    I'll try ebay, maybe there's some small electronics hacker who could make a fish tank out of it.
     
  5. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    You bought it right? Someone else probably would too :p. Especially on FleaBay.
     
  6. kogetsu macrumors newbie

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    how much would you sell the dead display for ?
     
  7. ghoztman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I haven't sold it yet.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That's why we want to know how much you are willing to part it for...
     
  9. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    it's definitely worth selling. people on ebay can go nuts for stuff. you might even get more than you paid for it.
     
  10. ghoztman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm sure there must be loads of people who would love to take it apart and fix it.

    I would sell it for 200 swiss francs.
     
  11. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    that looks like a bargain for someone that is skilled enough to repair it.
     
  12. ghoztman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Holland is not far away. Interested? :D

    I don't think it is. I was mad enough to pay 350 for it and then pay another 80 to get a quote on fixing it, so I paid 430.
     
  13. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    euhm, I don't have the skills otherwise I should pop in after my Schwarzwald vacation.
     
  14. magid macrumors 6502

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    shipped?
     
  15. ghoztman thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I would expect someone to collect or pay for shipping.
     

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