Picked up this poor baby off craigslist!

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  1. TC400 macrumors 6502a

    TC400

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    This guy picked it up by the display twice and it came out. So I got a 15 inch 2009 MBP C2D 4gb of RAM 500GB Hdd for $175 included w/ charger and monitor which is not pictured. speakers work, wifi works, backlight keyboard works. I'm going to restore it which is my next project.
     
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    Here is the pic.
     

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    lol....quite a project there.

    i just picked up a well abused 13" , had to replace bottom plate , fan and connector assembly, wireless does not work (looks like a cable was plugged in wrong and fried something on logic board) so i have to use usb wireless card.


    great machine for doing computer repairs though.


    hope you get it fixed up.
     
  4. diggy33 macrumors 6502

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    I might have a screen at work in my parts bin for that machine
     
  5. yinz macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious, does a retina screen fit one of these?
     
  6. TC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I may get a new display who knows yet. I may let someone try it for a while to see if they like the Mac OS.
     
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    Bluetooth is giving me some issues but I am working on that. I have restored it. The superdrive was not working. I hit it with some compressed and it is working now. So far so good. This machine has a lot of like in it. 411 cycles on the battery.
     
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    I'm still having bluetooth issues even after I restored it an deleted the .com.bluetooth file I was reading about any ideas anyone? I'm thinking the bluetooth card is bad. Not that its a big deal but other than that and the display those are the only flaws.
     
  9. TheSpeed macrumors newbie

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    Buy a small bluetooth belkin usb dongle. Works natively in my mackintosh and supports everything. Tiny size, barely fits over a usb port.
     
  10. TC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That could be a possible option. I tried a SMC reset but I cant get that to work nor can i get the AHT to work either.
     
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    I also ordered new rubber pieces for the bottom. I also need screws so I can screw the bottom plate back on.
     
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    Do you still have it? I thought about fixing it but replacement screens are hella pricey.
     

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