Should I buy this MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheLWatson, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. TheLWatson macrumors newbie

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    It has liquid damage, but it's only $200. I was thinking I could buy it and maybe fix it up. If I can't, I'll just sell it. It's a 2009 MacBook Pro, if that helps any. I'm only 15, so I'm not raking in big bucks. I probably won't even get a MacBook until college, so this could be the start of my journey into Mac world. It's practically calling out to me. I think it's a steal, but is it worth the hassle? The woman selling it says that it would cost about $220 to fix it. I figured I could take it apart and clean it out. That seems to work most of the time.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I stopped reading right there. There's no way I would touch it at any price, but that's just me. Some may like to tinker, so it might be worth it to you.
     
  3. dsciel macrumors regular

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    if the logic board is damaged... it wont work and cost you more money...
     
  4. Boiler macrumors regular

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    No
    Likely beyond repair
    And $220 estimate is too low
    Only buy for parts if far less than what you feel confident reselling
     
  5. TheLWatson thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    If the logic board is bad, that costs at least $500.
     

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