Early 2008 MBP Logic Board Problem: Repair for $300 or ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ammusk, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. ammusk macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2009
    My Early 2008 MacBook Pro 15" has a logic board problem. I took it to the Apple Store today and they said they would have to repair it but it would cost me $300 as the one year warranty coverage was over.

    $300 seemed like a lot to me because I could get a new Macbook for $999 + Student Discount. However it wouldn't be the same configuration obviously.

    My question is whether I should spend the extra cash and fix the old computer or should I get a new one instead?

    And if you suggest I get a new MacBook should I go for the Macbook Pros? I
    was doubtful about them because they are due to be upgraded
  2. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000


    Nov 14, 2008
    300 is less than 999. Your MBP most likely has higher specs than getting a new 13"mbp or macbook- plus all of the firewire ports and dvi and all the other ports
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I would repair the computer, it is still a very decent computer today. $300 is a lot cheaper than a brand new one and you wouldn't see much speed improvement even with the new one.
  4. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    $300 seems like a pretty good deal.

    I'd pay it and buy a computer a year from now or something when it might offer more options/performance.

    I'd hold onto your Early 2008 Machine. It's still very fast, but with the classic PowerBook/MacBook Pro design, which I preferred. Hold onto it for the memories.
  5. ammusk thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2009
    Thank you

    I will turn it in for service at the Apple Store tomorrow

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