Should I buy now or wait?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gomez315, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Gomez315 macrumors member

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    Sorry if you thought it was one of those threads again:D Can this be fixed? or should I just buy a new one? Its a 2009 15 inch.
     

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  2. cookieronster macrumors member

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    damn you got me.

    but the pic isn't working.
     
  3. Gomez315 thread starter macrumors member

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    fixed now i hope
     
  4. CTrav86 macrumors member

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    ouch! how'd you do that? depends what it'd cost to replace it, i guess. If it was under $500, i'd get it fixed (wouldn't do it myself, but that's just me)... other than that, get a new one... and use the body of the old one as a media server for your tv
     
  5. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it can, I think all you need are new LCD hinges...
    How did that happen?

    BTW, hinges are a realitivly easy replacement... you just need to get access to them. Make sure the cables are working properly too..
    Does the MacBook turn on? Do you get wifi and display on the screen?

    or you could give it to me :D just kidding!
     
  6. Gomez315 thread starter macrumors member

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    Long story...

    Yeah, I am willing to fix it if the repair is less than $600. The screen is cracked and it turns on, but nothing shows on the screen. Should I take it to the Apple store? As you can see, it is literally hanging by a thread lol
     
  7. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Oh, if the screen is cracked then you can just replace the whole top part.
    I think they sell them for around $400-600ish on ebay.

    All you'd have to do is remove the bottom panel, take out 4 screws that attach the hinges to the base, then unplug all the other wires such as iSight, Display & Backlight, as well as the Wifi ones.

    Then, just do that in reverse order with the new top case.
    For instance:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Macbook-PRO-15-...696?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b4c0cc88
     
  8. Gomez315 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, thank you very much:D Thumps UP!
     

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