Defunct '08 MBP - options?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shr631, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. shr631 macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    Have an early 2008 15" MacBook Pro (2.3, 256, 2GB RAM upgraded to 4GB).

    3-4 weeks ago, the graphics card failed & Genius barista said the entire logic board must be replaced. Apple considers it "vintage" but can still replace it for a flat $300. This is too expensive for me.

    Does anyone suggest other options? Here in NYC there are some places that might be able to fix it cheaper. But any other ideas? Should I sell it for parts?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Laco macrumors 6502

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    $300 for a new logic board plus work is a very good price. Personally I would just sell it and buy something new, but that really depends on your budget.
     
  3. shr631 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Laco, I was thinking about that. But gazelle suggests it's worth less than $200, so I'd rather explore other options or maybe part it out. Do you know where I can sell it for a higher price?

    As for buying something new, I got the 11" and 13" MBA's and I'm deciding on which one I'll keep. They're both awesome btw.

    Thanks
     
  4. Laco macrumors 6502

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    Since you already have a replacement. I would certainly just sell it for parts, maybe, on Ebay.
     

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