Macbook Pro purchase question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pricklypete, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. pricklypete macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    I'm thinking about buying a MacBook Pro (15.4" 2.4 GHz 4GB RAM MB470LL/A) for $1,175. It has been dropped and "sporadically freezes" but is otherwise just fine. I'm thinking this could be a good deal because:

    1) It still has Apple Care warranty, so they should be able to service it, right?
    2) The most likely cause of the freezing would be the hard drive? If so, I already have a replacement I can use in it.
    3) It might just need a OS reinstall?

    Thoughts? Thanks!
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    You're thinking about buying a computer that "sporadically freezes" for any amount of money?

    If it still has AppleCare, have the current owner get it fixed before you buy it. There might be a reason it isn't fixed yet. I'm not sure AppleCare covers being dropped.
  3. pricklypete thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Thanks for the response. The seller says: "my local Apple put it through a 'battery' of tests. The result was that they could not 'determine' what was actually wrong with the unit"

    That makes me believe that there might not be a hardwear problem even, maybe an OS restore would fix this. OR a new hard drive which I already have.
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    like tomorrow said make sure that the computer is fully functional before you buy. you just dont need the headache.

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