Is it worth replacing LCD?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lonestarhog, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. lonestarhog macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2009
    Hello all. I am selling my MacBook as I upgraded to a MBP. I was cleaning the screen to pretty it up and realized that the screen was chipped or scratched. I am not sure what to do. It is going to be anywhere from $99-$200 to fix it. Do you think it is worth it? Below are the general specs of the MB:

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Model or Type: MacBook w/ APPLECARE!!
    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version: 1.31f0
    Serial Number: W88114Y20P1
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    Now, I am seeing similar MBs go for $800-$850

    I have attached two pictures. Please let me know if you feel it is worth the extra time and investment to get the screen fixed.

    full screen

    super close up

    So, I ask, is it worth the extra money to get it fixed?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. alwayshear macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    When selling an item the object is to try to make money. I guess you could replace the lcd but it's not really necessary. As long as the screen works, why incur the cost of a new lcd? Offer it for sale with full disclosure as to any and all known flaws. Subtract $50 from the going market price then let the potential buyer make the decision as to whether or not he wants to fix it.

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