Repair or Replace White MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AndrewMRiv, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. AndrewMRiv macrumors regular

    AndrewMRiv

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    Hello, all. I have browsed this site for a long and I have finally decided to start posting.

    My question is on if I should repair or replace my Late 2010 White MacBook.

    I got this in early 2011 (it was my first Mac, so I foolishly bought it near the end of its cycle). Despite that, it was worked well since then and has been upgraded thoroughly (SSD, data doubler with 1tb storage, 8gb of ram, etc.) and it showed no sign of failure until now.

    Last week, a water bottle in my car spilled entirely and drenched my MacBook. I let it dry in a container with rice and damp rid for several days and just took it to the Genius Bar.

    The cost to repair it (change battery and logic board) would bring it to around $250ish.

    I have invested tons of money into this over the years but would replacing it be foolish? Would I be better off dropping nearly $1800 for a new MacBook Pro with retina?

    I don't need a super powerful MacBook since I now do my crazy thighs on my Mac Pro (recording music, editing videos, etc) and would need more for email, internet browsing, videos, etc.

    Is it risky repairing and am I just setting myself up for failure again? Or is it worth not upgrading?

    Thank you
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Personally, I would repair it if it's only $250.
     
  3. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    I'd repair it assuming both the SSD and hard drive are still good. You're getting a new battery which is about $100, and another $150 to replace the logic board. That's a very good deal.
     
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  5. AndrewMRiv thread starter macrumors regular

    AndrewMRiv

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    Thank you very much for the replies. I will definitely go for that repair.
     
  6. Drharrington macrumors member

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  7. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Wow, only $250? That's pretty good. Most mac repairs cost WAY more than that. Guess when my logic board dies, I won't be buying a new MB, I'll just get repairs.
     
  8. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    Me too
     
  9. gooser macrumors 6502

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    let's forget the repair for a minute. there's no way i would spend $1,800 on a laptop for the uses you described.
     

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