Should I buy a Macbook pro that is missing parts?

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

  1. Xxcr3ep3rxX macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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
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    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

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

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    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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