Looking at buying this MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by StlSportsMed, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. StlSportsMed macrumors member

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    this is the guys listing on Clist

    "Mid 2009 MacBook Pro, 250gb hard drive, 5gb of ram. Good laptop but the video card is going out so the screen will flash pink sometimes but if you move the screen it will go away"
     
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  3. StlSportsMed thread starter macrumors member

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    so def not worth the $200 asking price then :) ?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you have experience with taking the entire thing apart and have the equipment and parts to fix it and are willing to spend 200 USD for that?
     
  5. StlSportsMed thread starter macrumors member

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    I have some experience replacing components on PC's. If it is a dedicated graphics card, can it be that hard to replace? :)
     
  6. leman macrumors 604

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    Well, its soldered on the board, so yes, it is rather hard :D
     
  7. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    Problem is its part of the main logic board as far as I know which is non repairable.

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    Lol same thought :D
     
  8. durkkin macrumors regular

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    Considering he says that moving the screen makes the "pink flash" go away, it makes me thing it's a display ribbon cable, not a graphics card. Not necessarily an easy fix, but cheaper than a full logic board replacement.
     
  9. StlSportsMed thread starter macrumors member

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    I kind of wondered the same thing....
     
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