Is it worth fixing my 15" MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DHagan4755, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

    DHagan4755

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    Massachusetts
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    Hi everyone,

    I hope that I could get some rational opinion. I have a 2.2GHz Santa Rosa MacBook Pro. I got around Thanksgiving 2007. Approximately 2 months ago, just after its 1 year warranty expired, it started doing this.

    At the Apple Store, the genius quoted me approximately $900 to fix. I consulted a local Boston Apple fix-it shop, and they said it would be approximately $800. Finally, Drew at iResQ quoted me around $400.

    Now here's the thing...I am pretty sure the battery needs replacement too. At the end of the day, I could have the problems sorted out for probably just under $550.

    In the meantime, I bought a new matte 17" MBP. But it's got me thinking...is it worth fixing? What would it be worth if I wanted to sell it (fixed)?
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    Well, you can try and fix and sell it and put the earned money towards the new 17....AND... Buy Applecare for the new 17". Honestly you need Applecare on a notebook.
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
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    I disagree about the need for AC on a laptop.

    Its going to get dented which means that for AC to do anything you'll have to pony up for new cases. Its just not cost effective on a laptop.
     

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