MacBook Pro Repair - Possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by d88co88, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. d88co88 macrumors 6502

    d88co88

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    I saw an ad on craigslist for a MacBook pro 15 inch that says it works but it needs a new video card. Does that mean it needs a new logic board? I'm sorry if it's a noob question, I haven't studied macbooks at all because I have a PowerBook. It's for a low price, should I get it?
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

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    It means that it needs a new motherboard. IF it is for under $250, I would think it is a good deal. But, I would recommend saving up for a new one, because this MBP might be a lost cause.
     
  3. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Just be careful, because it's risky, but if its cheap you might consider betting on it
     
  4. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

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    Apple parts can be quite expensive, so unless you can get real cheap I would pass
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    If it's got one of those videocards that are faulty and tend to fail (I forgot the series, but was it the nVidia 8600 or something like that, please correct me if I'm wrong) then Apple should replace it for free.
     
  6. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    The 8600m GT. Yes, Apple should replace this for free, assuming that there isn't obvious physical damage to the MBP. This is also assuming that the computer hasn't been reported to be stolen or something.
     
  7. Rithem macrumors 6502

    Rithem

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    This. Logic boards run 500+ I believe.
     
  8. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

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