MacBook (Late 2009) for $200 on CL?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GimmeSlack12, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    The catch is that the guy spilled water on keyboard and the keyboard is busted. That's not too big of a deal as I'm really looking for a HTPC, though still researching if that will be enough horsepower to drive 1080p movies.

    My question is if I wanted to try and replace the keyboard would that be possible? I hear it's not the easiest of machines to work on.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    My 2007 iMac with a 2 GHz C2D CPU and 4 GB RAM can play back 1080p content (except Flash of course), even my 2008 white MacBook could do that (though not that often, as 1080p content on a 1280 x 800 display is a bit stupid).

    As I don't see any guide about keyboard replacement on iFixIt (here are the guides on iFixIt for that model), I guess, it is a bit complicated, to say the least.
     
  3. huythanhv2 macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure about replacing the keyboard but I'm more worried about the water did get through the keyboard and affect the motherboard...
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah that is to be reviewed still to if the guy gets back to me. But assuming that the MoBo is ok then I'll consider this a strong possibility to buy and use as an Plex machine.
     
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    Great price if its only a keyboard replacement - what is the cost if you replace keyboard?
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    So far I've seen a new keyboard at $50. Though the process for doing so is fairly daunting, nothing I can't do, but I'd say is a 7/10 on the difficulty scale.

    The guy hasn't responded though so I'm figuring this isn't gonna happen anyway.
     

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