MBP - Worth Fixing?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iceycee, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. iceycee macrumors newbie


    Mar 16, 2014
    Hey macrumors
    I've posted here only a handful of times but I thought I'd come back for some more friendly advice. If you check my post history you'll see that a little over a year ago my MBP logic board went bad. Well, I never got it fixed and instead I bought a PC laptop. I still have my MBP and its still very much broken. I've been saving up recently and I am sort of tempted to get it repaired. I was told it would be $280 for a new logic board. I can afford to fix it, but I'm not 100% convinced whether or not its worth it. I've had a few minor spills on the laptop. Plus, I had a swollen battery that was replaced but not until after it become a huge problem. Anyways, what I'm getting at is: will it be worth the money to repair this almost 5 year old machine? The hardware definitely has suffered abuse and misuse. Is the machine just dying on me and I should just let it go?

    I look forward to hearing your responses and thank you. :)
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    On its own, possibly. But if you replace the Logic Board I'd also suggest throwing an SSD in there to increase its performance and longevity. It's a 13" 2011 MBP? As long as your mentality is "I'm going to use this rather than sell this", that's a good start.

    Are there any Mac-specific applications or uses for OS X that would justify the repair? Otherwise there's no point.
  3. iceycee thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 16, 2014
    You raise a good point that I didn't consider. I really only wanted another laptop to use for travel. I didn't have any specific uses for OS X.

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