MacBook repair cost conundrum

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  1. Albal91 macrumors newbie

    Albal91

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    Hi everyone,

    First time poster here, and I would just like to thank the designers of this forum for making something for easy to navigate, it's a sight for sore eyes! Anyway, back to the topic at hand - hopefully someone has more insight into the topic than I do!

    I'm currently facing a minor dilemma; I have received the estimated repair cost of my MacBook pro to be 580€ (top case/keyboard & RAM replacement). Based on the specifications provided below, would it be worth dishing out this money in the hope that it's resale value will be at least >580€?

    If not, what other options do I have seeing as the keyboard doesn't fully work and one RAM is slightly faulty?

    MacBook Pro Late 2011
    - 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
    - 15" display with Anti-glare
    - 16GB RAM
    - 256GB SSD
    - With repairs done, it will have a brand new top case and keyboard
    - Otherwise pretty much perfect condition

    All input is hugely appreciated!

    Thanks a lot,
    Alex.
     
  2. Calby macrumors 6502

    Calby

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    Sadly No, it's not worth it. Your MBP is old. But that's just my opinion.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    If it were me, I'd put that 580€ towards a new computer instead of spending it on a 6 year old computer that may not last that much longer anyways.
     
  4. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    If you can't afford a new one, perhaps you could put the money toward a newer, gently used one and get more bang for your buck?
     
  5. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    On top of everything else, those 2011s are plagued. Buy a new one.
     
  6. Albal91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Albal91

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    Thanks everyone for the replies; I will not be repairing it, and selling it for whatever it is still worth (hopefully a couple of euros, at least). Time for a new MBP then!

    Thanks again gents!
     
  7. noteple macrumors 65816

    noteple

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    Invest in a refurbished 2012 or newer. Its just not worth it
     
  8. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    Wise move IMO :)

    FYI My son barely got $650 for a working 15" MBP 2013
     

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