Buying a 2015 15" MBP with 800 cycles on the battery

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  1. Shredder- macrumors regular

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    I'm considering buying a 15" 2015 MBP with the following specs:

    -2,2 GHz i7
    -16 GB RAM
    -256 GB SSD

    The computer itself looks nice - no scratches and no external damage. The battery however, has 800 cycles to it.

    The guy is requesting $800. Yay or nay?
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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  3. Shredder- thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not sure about pristine - after all, it has been used.. I just quickly glanced at it and it looks fine, didn't notice anything odd
     
  4. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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    B&H is selling it new for $1799 and New Egg for $2196. Which seems high but they are still selling.
     
  5. Shredder- thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you switch out the keyboards on those machines? I need a Swedish keyboard - maybe not have B&H / NewEgg do it themselves, but can an Apple-authorized service do this, or is there something in these machines restricting this type of service?
     
  6. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure it can be done, they replace the entire top case. Best to get on Apple website and support chat and they can tell you for sure and a cost.
     
  7. _Kiki_, Oct 20, 2018
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    _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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    keyboard for MacBook Pro 15 2015 is cheap, you can buy keyboard on eBay or Amazon and replace few keys at home, it's not difficult, why to pay few times more from Apple
     
  8. jlc1978 macrumors 68020

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    I'd try to find a keyboard cover with the Swedish keys printed on them that fits over a US Keyboard. The issue is the physical keys such as Return are different sizes in a US vs. Euro keyboard. Another alternative its stickers. either is likely cheaper then replacing the whole upper case and I doubt Apple would do it, or an Apple authorized repair provider. They'd need to get a Euro spec top and replace it. The one guy I'd reach out to is Rossman Repair in NYC.
     

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