Buying a Used Macbook pro 11,2; what to look out for?

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  1. SoySauceSandwich macrumors newbie

    SoySauceSandwich

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    I'm meeting up with a guy to buy his used Mid 2014 15 inches MBPr with 256gb (2.2 GHz)
    He is asking for $1300 ( is that a fair price?)

    What are some things i should check before handing him the money?
    All i know right now is check the screen for dead pixel, battery cycles and check for dead backlit keyboard light/ sticky key.

    How would one do that in a reasonable amount of time?

    thanks.
    v/r
     
  2. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

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    ghosting
    hinge is tight or loosemajor damage
    water damage
    check if the screws ever been taken off
    make sure all the ports are working
    run a hardware test
     
  3. BoneDaddy Suspended

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    Check battery health.

    Take an SD with a good song to make sure the speakers are good. Make sure the song is fine in other devices, so you know it's the Mac, if there's an issue. Go into settings and turn it from left to right, to make sure the stereo image is normal.

    Download a video that shows different colors to make sure there are no dark spots on the monitor or unevenness. Play it in full screen.

    Also check the power supply.

    Don't forget to look in profiler to make sure it's acknowledging the web cam, BT, wifi and all of that.

    Take your time. If he can't give you the appropriate amount of time it takes to makes sure you're happy with it, buy somewhere else. Consideration of someone else's time is a good thing, but when you feel rushed, you will over look things.
     
  4. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    How do you check for liquid damage?

    "Oh hi, now I just need to remove the logic board to make sure there is no corrosions!" :p
     
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    Don't ask stupid questions. It's simple. You poor liquid on it, and if it still works, it is not damaged. Geez man, GROW UP!
     
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    I bought a liquid damaged MacBook Pro for $300 then sold it not-liquid-damaged to someone on CL for $1000.

    I am now $700 richer.
     
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    Well that's because when YOU had it, you did not damage it with liquid. Therefore, you may sell it as non liquid damaged goods.

    Seriously though, that'd be such a dick move.
     
  8. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    $700 must be the fee for me to disassembled the laptop and cleaned out the spill.
     
  9. BoneDaddy Suspended

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    That's a lot of money for just putting it in a box of rice.
     
  10. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Lol, no.

    I actually took it apart and cleaned out the spill.

    Hopefully that person never takes it in for warranty. ;)
     

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