Repair or buy new

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 320driver, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. 320driver macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2011
    I have a a1211 Mac book pro with 3mb memory and it works fine except that the display bezel is broken on one side near the hinge. The back case has sperated and it's onlly a matter of time before the other side breaks.

    I am trying to decide if I should try to hunt down a bezel and rear case (parts cost I figure $250 to $350 + my labor) to fix the problem or wait and save to buy a new computer.
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    with 3mb of memory I would buy a new computer. Can you run more than one program at a time on that thing? :D
  3. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
  4. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Go for a new computer. Doesn't sound like it's worth the headache.
  5. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
  6. 320driver thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2011
    Thanks for the advice everyone. I kind of knew that the repair idea was a bit of a folly parts are getting rare and expensive relative to the value of the computer. Over the years I have replaced a fan, key board and LCD due kid induced failure and still have a working computer. I guess I will keep the kids and get a new lap top later this year, and use the IPad the kids gave me for fathers day till then.

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