Should I buy a Macbook pro that is missing parts?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Xxcr3ep3rxX, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Xxcr3ep3rxX macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2014
    Hi, i'm new here and I was just wondering if i should buy a macbook pro that is missing the ram and hard drive. Im mainly wondering if i should buy this because I want to upgrade from my old white Macbook but don't have the money for a new or even used, but functional mac. I have the parts available to me to fix it but I just want your opinion on it.
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
    If your savings on buying it is enough to justify it not having RAM and a HDD then I don't see why not.

    However I would ask why those parts were taken in the first place?
  3. clyde2801, Nov 18, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2014

    clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    I'd take the ram and a functional mac hard drive in an external usb enclosure (along with a screwdriver) and put in the parts first to ensure it worked before I bought it.

    Buy the seller a latte at starbucks for his or her trouble while you install the parts.
  4. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
    Yeah, like Clyde says, make sure it works with ram and HD before you buy!
  5. N2bnfunn macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Must be a older mac pro, cause all the newer ones the ram is soldered to the motherboard.

    As far as the hard drive use a SSD hard drive, I just put a 1TB in mine.

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