Need advice repair/replace?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Skyholder01, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Skyholder01 macrumors member

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    MacBook Pro circa 06/07.
    The graphics chip broke down the other day.
    I've been told that the options are the $300 flat rate fix by Apple, or replacing the entire logic board.

    Oh learned friends.... is it worth the repair, or start saving for a new one?
    Or is there a 3rd option?
    Skyholder
     
  2. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    In all honesty, I think it's time to retire it and get a new one. It's barely worth $300 so it seems crazy to spend $300 to get it working again.
     
  3. Skyholder01 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'd hate to move back to the PC world. But $300 repair, vs $1,300 replacment, vs $500 new PC.

    I hate the choices, but thank you.
     
  4. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    I know what you mean, I am currently toying with a cheap 'tide me over' 11.6" Windows machine :eek:
     
  5. Skyholder01 thread starter macrumors member

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    If I could fine a "newer" model, for a decent price, I'd even opt for that!!! I still haven't reconcilled myself to why they have to cost SOOOOO much.
    Oh well....
     
  6. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    There could easily be other repairs down the line.

    It will probably be cheaper to sell as requiring fixing on Ebay or so and then buy a newer one preferably within Apple's warranty period.

    There are many people making a living buying broken macs and repairing and then selling.
     
  7. Skyholder01 thread starter macrumors member

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    Broke down and forked out the $$$$ for a new one. Once I replace the logic board, down the road, I'll try to recoup my losses. ;)
     
  8. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    Tricky, need to weigh up cost of repair v difference in value once repaired.
     
  9. wlmayer macrumors newbie

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    do you have an NVIDIA graphics processor?

    Macbook Pros circa 07-08 were installed with a faulty graphics processor...I'd make sure yours isn't one of them before paying for the fix. Apple should replace it free...they did with mine last October.
     

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