My (almost) eight year old 'late 2008' MBP has all but gone kablooey. I tried to update the OS but it got stuck somewhere in the middle as I wanted to transfer my info to my new iPad Pro (which I managed to do successfully; forgot how I did it but it was a long process). The guy at Apple told me the hard drive is shot and they won't do repairs on 'vintage' products. At present I can't get it out of update mode and stupid me didn't make a backup so I'm screwed as far as that goes if I were to wipe out or just replace the hard drive. It's definitely showing its age performance wise. Other than that it has lasted much longer than any Windows based PC that I've owned in the past... So is it worth it to upgrade or should I just take it to some independent repair facility to salvage it? I also don't want to pay full price since the MBP is overdue for an update.