Is it worth trying to save?

dcentity2000

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I hope this is in the right forum...

My MBP has served me well all this time. It's a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo model.

Recently it's started failing bit by bit. The optical drive went first - no burning then no reading. Then the battery went. It now lasts 5 minutes - if I'm lucky. Now it hangs routinely, sometimes whilst booting, sometimes a few minutes into use. Often the screen image corrupts as well. No two crashes are the same.

Everythng, thankfully, was backed up.

My question is do I try to repair (is that even possible?!) or do I save for a little while and upgrade to another, current, MBP?

TIA!



Rich::
 

Macman45

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As Long As You Have

I hope this is in the right forum...

My MBP has served me well all this time. It's a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo model.

Recently it's started failing bit by bit. The optical drive went first - no burning then no reading. Then the battery went. It now lasts 5 minutes - if I'm lucky. Now it hangs routinely, sometimes whilst booting, sometimes a few minutes into use. Often the screen image corrupts as well. No two crashes are the same.

Everythng, thankfully, was backed up.

My question is do I try to repair (is that even possible?!) or do I save for a little while and upgrade to another, current, MBP?

TIA!



Rich::
TM backups, then the decsion to repair /upgrade is yours....Sounds to me as though you have multiple logic board issues.


I'd back up, and buy new...
 

mobilehaathi

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Aug 19, 2008
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I'll probably cost a fair bit to repair if you're unable to do it yourself. Personally, I'd do a bit of saving and go for a new or recently refurbished model.
 

ml.sail1

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I would echo saving up for a refurb as suggested above, great machines used less than 14 days in most cases (if returned), just not in retail packaging.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I agree that it's probably time for a new computer. Your situation reminds me of a car I once had a love/hate relationship with. When it was running, I loved it. When it wasn't, I hated it. When it got to the point that my mechanic spent more time with it than I did, it was time for a new one! I also agree that a refurb model is a very viable option.
 

orvn

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Jan 11, 2011
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Sounds like an array of hardware issues. Until you mentioned the screen artifacts I would have thought it to be hard disk damage (which it could still well be).

If you can find an extra 2.5" HDD somewhere, I'd test that out with a fresh install of OS X.

[If that fails] depending on how intolerable the issues are and whether or not you have Applecare (I'd assume you don't) I'd part out the working parts of the machine and sell it on Craigslist.

The sum of these parts can really add up.
http://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Pro_13%22_Unibody_Mid_2009
 

dcentity2000

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Mar 8, 2004
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Thanks for the quick and informativelies everyone! Looks like the Apple Store will be on the receiving end of some of my cash pretty soon!



Rich::
 

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