Crash, Bang, MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jamieg, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. jamieg macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2006
    My 12" PowerBooks HDD has crashed:mad: ! I'm totally gutted, I've lost loads of info and the HDD that I back-up on was recently stolen!:mad: :mad: !

    Do I go ahead with the repair, or just sell it on eBay in its current non-functioning state?

    I was thinking about selling it anyway to fund a 12" MBP or whatever the equivilent will be. So do I fix it and sell it in a few months, or just sell it and let someone else worry about it?

    Bottom Line:

    Will fixing it for £200 (UK) increase its sale value by £200?


    12" PowerBook, OS X 10.3.9, 1.33GHz, 512 RAM, 60Gig HDD (R.I.P)
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Fix it with a used hd and sell it as a functioning machine - you'll make more back than the cost of the repair.
  3. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    Spend 100 - 150 pounds ($60-100 US) and get a cheaper replacement. Its not very hard to do yourself. Then you can sell it as a fully working machine with a NEW HD and get your money back.
  4. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006
    100-150 Pounds is $178.92-268.38
    $60-100 is 33.53-55.89 Pounds
  5. MacBookProRay macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2006
  6. CoMpX macrumors 65816


    Jun 29, 2005
    New Jersey
    Thank you for a totally useless post.

    jamieg, you should buy a new HD and install it yourself. You will make all your money back and then some, and you will be able to sell it as having a new Hd in it. You can even then sell the old HD on eBay for parts or repair and make a few buck there too. ;)

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