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Try to fix it or just sell it on eBay without ssd?

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Original poster
Oct 9, 2017
Hi Everyone!

I wanted to get some advice regarding my MacBook Pro's situation. (I'm in the UK)

My MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015 was water damaged some months ago. Long story short I got the '?' folder and after some stressful visits to various repair stores I was told the data is unrecoverable because the SSD is fried.

Here's the current working order of the MacBook Pro and what I tried:

Recovery Mode was tried, it connects to wifi I get all the options, Reinstall OS, Time Machine, I can go online in recovery mode and even Google works but whenever I try to reinstall OS there is no disk visible.

I tried disk utility but only see 'disk 0' which is 1.33GB unrepairable and 'OS X Base System' 1.33GB which I can also not do anything with.

Obviously the SSD is fried and data unrecoverable - I've accepted that. However here are my questions to you regarding my current options:

Should I sell the MacBook Pro on eBay as faulty without an SSD? If so, for what price?


Should I try and buy the correct SSD for my MacBooks version online and replace it? How risky would that be? I don't want to waste £100 or so on a new SSD only for the motherboard to fry it or to realise it still doesn't work because other components might be fried.

I just don't want to sell it if there's a chance of it being repaired.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


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