MBP Early 2008 Worth Repairing?

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  1. arnoota macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have an early 2008 MBP with logic board (and graphics card?) that needs to be replaced. I had just bought the new MBA the day before my MBP stopped working--timing couldn't be better. I was planning on selling my MBP, but now will need to get it repaired to have it work again, which will cost a flat $310 to have everything repaired by Apple. Is it worth repairing only to turn around and sell, or do you think I can sell it as is and that someone will buy it for the parts?

    Thank you for your advice!
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Just sell it as is. It's not worth your time and money to fix it all up just to turn around and sell it.
     
  3. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    I had a late 2008 and it was gonna cost $500 to fix. I just sold it and got the new 2012.
     
  4. arnoota thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the responses! How much is reasonable to sell something like this?

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    Also, because I can't turn it on without the logic board, wouldn't I be selling it with my hard drive unwiped or is there a way around that? Thanks again!
     
  5. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Depends where you want to sell it, but I would think anything around $300 would be fair.
     
  6. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

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    hook it up to a working mac via firewire and select target mode. then you can wipe the hard drive yourself.
     
  7. arnoota thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. dHk macrumors member

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    Upgrade the ram before you sell it. It will seem like a good dead for about 400 bucks.
     
  9. narwhal macrumors newbie

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    I have the same MBP, and I actually found a guy near me (Sydney, AUS) that repaired my logic board for 100 bucks. Have a look on ebay and similar places for people that can do it for cheap, might be worth repairing if you dont need much power!
     
  10. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    Repair and sell. Give us more detailed specs to get better estimates. At minimum you should be able to sell for 600$ once fixed.
     

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