MBP, Left with the guts

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by brettmeister, May 25, 2007.

  1. brettmeister macrumors newbie

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    My MBP took quite a fall last month, the side casing is severly dented, the monitor is broken. I have disassembled the unit and believe the inside parts work (with exception of the dvd drive) So i have a funtional logic board, hd, wifi, fans, and battery. Could this be repaired for less than a thousand? I'm Waiting for Dt&t, and a few others to quote me.
    What do you guys think? How can I best get most of my money back, or replace it? Selling the parts on ebay doesn't look to be very luctrative...
     
  2. SalukiWildcat macrumors member

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    I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. You may be able to fix it for under a thousand.

    Your first look should be to go to eBay, and look at parts, if you're willing to do the work yourself. Here are some places to get started:

    Bottom Case: http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-MacBook-P...ryZ80032QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

    Top Case:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/MacBook-Pro-15-...oryZ3666QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Screen:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-MacBook-P...QQihZ006QQcategoryZ140065QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    I know that you may not be completely comfortable doing the work yourself, but even if you paid a tech to do it, it would most likely be MUCH cheaper than paying somebody for parts and labor. Hope this helps, and good luck!
     
  3. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Reassemble it (even if outside of the case) and test it with an external display. If it works then you can get a new display panel for $160 if you're lucky. The case will be the hardest part to replace cheaply though, how bad is it? You might just want to put it all back together and sell it on eBay, faulty or damaged Apple stuff still attracts quite a premium, especially the Intel variants. Sold separately, the logic board alone sells for $200-$250.

    Edit: Thos links SalukiWildcat put up are worth keeping an eye on. If you've disassembled the unit, you can repair it, just follow the ifixit.com instructions. You really want to test it with an external screen first though to check if the Logic Board is ok and to find out whether or not you need to replace the DVD drive. You really do not want to end up putting it all together again only to find you have to take it apart to put a new drive in.
     

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