Macbook HELP!!

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  1. HT0914 macrumors newbie

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    So my sister purchased the lowest end MacBook on 7/31/07. She just fried the motherboard by spilling water on it so now I'm trying to sell it for what its worth. Can anyone tell me the specs of the laptop? I need to know the speed, optical drive, ram and hard drive. Any help would be appreciated and one more question I have is how much is a good price for this? Thank you MacRumors community. :)
     
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  4. HT0914 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    we had apple care but they wouldnt cover it. The cost is 778 to fix the motherboard by Apple. I was thinking of selling this, getting a new macbook and then selling the itouch. which plan is better?
     
  5. logana macrumors 65816

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    The specs will be under the battery on a grey label along with the serial number. They will also be on the side of the original MacBook box (if she still has it). Depending on specs could be worth $300-350.
     
  6. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    I would look up the price on http://mac2sell.com and then subtract the price of the repair and you will be pretty close.
     
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    You can't really know that unless you know she bought the standard configuration. There are multiples.

    At that time it was:
    2.0 and 2.16 GHz
    Either a Combo Drive or a SuperDrive, just like now
    I think that it was 512MB low end and 1GB mid at that time
    80, 120, 160, or 200GB HDD
     
  9. logana macrumors 65816

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    Just put in MacBook Core 2 Duo/2GHz/512MB/80GB/Combo and Mac2sell.com says $730.

    Subtracting the cost of the repair ($778) certainly gives a realistic price - you have to pay someone $48 to take it away ?
     
  10. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    haha

    Yeah i was thinking that too. Someone said motherboard cost $700 to replace/repair. But they want to sell it for $750. Dont know much more that. the whole situation sounds weird.
     
  11. M4CBOOK macrumors regular

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    iPod touch
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I was thinking the same thing. :D
     
  13. HT0914 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok i found the box and the specs are:
    2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
    1GB (two 512MB SO-DIMMs) of DDR2 SDRAM; supports up to 2GB
    120GB 5400-rpm hard drive
    13.3-inch (diagonal) TFT widescreen display; 1280 by 800 pixels
    Slot-loading 8x Superdrive.

    How much do you think I can sell this for?
     
  14. logana macrumors 65816

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    ok so that is the mid-range model (not the base) so will be worth a bit more - even if water-damaged. Mac2sell quotes $910 for that model (working). As is then around $350 maybe a bit more.
     

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