How to check out a used MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Frznrth, May 24, 2017.

  1. Frznrth macrumors member

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    Hi
    Thanks to your help I was able to find a used mid 2014 MacBook Pro that should be what I need.

    Is there a way to check it out to make sure all is well before buying. A systems check?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    I don't know of any diagnostic tool to check the Macbook but I recommend bringing a Bluetooth device, headphones, and a USB key to test the ports.
     
  3. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    On your own, you can run Apple Diagnostics via holding the 'D' key at startup

    If you are able to go to an Apple Authorized Service Provider, you can ask they run MRI, or Mac Resource Inspector, for more detailed results. If you are considering a 15-inch, you can ask they run MRI with the Video Switching Test, or VST, to stress-test the dGPU.
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 68030

    Audit13

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    I didn't know this diagnostic tool was available. Thank you.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    make sure there is no iCloud account logged in
     
  6. robvas macrumors 68030

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    Test the ports, test the keys and track pad, inspect the screen for any issues, check the battery stats, make sure the charger is a legit Apple charger...
     

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