MacBook Pro 15" mid-2010 avoid?

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  1. bjolester macrumors newbie

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    I am looking at a MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.53 15-Inch (Mid-2010) that is for sale for a good price. When doing research on the MacBook Pro 6.2 I have read countless reports of problems with the logic board and the Nvida GPU. Are the problems with the MacBook Pro 6.2 so widespread that it is best to avoid purchasing it?
     
  2. Naimfan Suspended

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    Yes.
     
  3. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    seconded, steer clear of any of the later unibody models with dGPU.
     
  4. bjolester thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you both for your advice! I will for the future keep my eyes on the MacBook Pro 15” Retina models.
     
  5. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    Problems were common, but I have one. Had it almost 8 years and never had a problem with it. Except the plastic feet come off! It’s getting long in the tooth now but I’ve definitely had my money’s worth out of it.
     
  6. emir macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I've been using mine for a full 8 years now without issues. Maybe I was just lucky. I use it daily for work and my personal time. At work I do heavy spreadsheet work, personal I do Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, blogging and browsing.

    I just swapped the useless SuperDrive with SSD and Fusion Drive'd it on year 2. Two letters of the keyboard came out, plastic feet came off and battery only lasts ~1,5 hours even when just browsing but other than that it works fine. I wish they made a new Macbook Pro to justify renewing this one. I can feel its age, can't justify purchasing a new 15" one for all that money and won't switch to Windows.
     
  7. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Had mine eight years now and it's still my favorite computer. Upgraded HD to SSD and maxed out RAM. Zero problems. Always been a workhorse for me.
     
  8. leman macrumors G3

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    Its an 8 years old computer, which should be reason enough to avoid it. Unless you can get it for very cheap and are willing to gamble a bit.
     
  9. nnoble macrumors 6502

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    My experience reflect those in post No5 above, I only lost two rubber feet and I've replaced the battery some time back. I wouldn't buy one now because, my guess is, it will possibly not be included in the next OSX update and that for me signals a time to retire and replace.
     
  10. bjolester thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for commenting!

    I am looking for yet another older Mac to run Snow Leopard and mainly some legacy film scanner software, that is why I am considering this 2010 MacBook Pro 15". Currently I am using a first generation Intel Mac Mini together with the film scanners, but I would like to acquire something a bit less ancient. So, a MacBook Pro from 2010 is fine, as long as it does not suffer a major breakdown as soon as I have purchased it...
     
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