Got offered a busted up Retna MBP for $100. Is it worth it.

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  1. cammykool, Jan 4, 2016
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    cammykool macrumors regular

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    It still powers up but has a lot of cosmetic damage. Screen doesn't work but it does boot.

    Is it worth it?


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  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well the logic board is worth $300 on it's own so yes I would say so.
     
  4. cammykool thread starter macrumors regular

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    What about to repair the display.
     
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    Awesome. Is there a way to get it to boot to HDMI So i can just double check it works.
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yeah just plug it in to a TV and have it plugged in to a wall power socket and close the lid it should use the TV automatically in clamshell mode.
     
  8. loveandhavefun macrumors member

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    Yeah I did a similar repair, make sure you have a strong screwdriver but other than that, well worth it :)
     
  9. cammykool thread starter macrumors regular

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    I talked the guy down to 50. At that point i was dumb NOT to buy it.
     
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    Update: took it to the Apple store. ITS ALIIIIIIVE!
     
  11. snipr125 macrumors newbie

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    From the images, the bent magsafe port looks the worst off imo, but for $50 (almost free) you got a fairly powerful quad core desktop if you just use clamshell mode and dont fix the screen.
     

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