Sell it, or fix it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WAM2, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. WAM2 macrumors 6502a

    WAM2

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    I purchased a 17" MacBook Pro (Mid 2009) for $550 about 3 months ago.

    It stopped working about 2 1/2 weeks ago, with graphical artifacts/black screens and it shuts down halfway through boot, and it will not go into the option menu.

    Should I get it repairs for $250 or sell it as is?

    I love the 17" screen.
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

    BasicGreatGuy

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    Sell it and use the proceeds to help fund a newer model.
     
  3. Trebuin macrumors 65816

    Trebuin

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    It may be recalled, but if it performed to what you wanted, get it fixed.

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    Many of the nvidia cards during that generation were defective causing what you had. nVidia exceeded the old temperature safety buffer and decided to run them at 100-105C which in theory would give about six months of life. That became fact six months after they started doing that. I was a victim of that.
     

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