Top things you would do with a dead MBP.

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  1. luka macrumors member

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    I have a ruined MBP (dead logic board), of which I will take off all my data. It can still run XP (just) to browse the web.

    Best idea for something hilarious to do with it wins a prize.

    Oh, Frizbee has been suggested, and no. It's too heavy and I'm likey to kill someone if i throw it at them.

    Go.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    If it's got a dead logic board how is it running XP?? :confused:
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Wrap it up and sell it on ebay. Say no battery included and nothing else (so your technically not lying)

    Donate it to Charity.
     
  4. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    runs xp, but only to browse net? something smells fishy here.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Sell it.

    And how in the world does it run XP if the motherboard is dead? :confused:
     
  6. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Go to the recycling center.

    Recycle it for the Aluminum.

    In CA you can get $0.10 for it.



    .........ooorrrr you could just mail it to me. :cool:
     
  7. ayale99 macrumors 6502

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    put some legs on it and make it into a night-stand. Set it next to your bed. Then you can put your wee...I mean organic herbs in it for storage.
     
  8. ag227 macrumors regular

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    take it to the apple store pretending to have a simple problem with the leopard that wont do something, when u hand it over to them do it in away so they drop it, like let go just before they hold onto it.. watch it fall and claim that they broke it, and watch the guys face haha. You might even get a free laptop haha! :p:p:p

    note.... I have not done this and i never intend to do this, it just simply came to me when i read the title of the thread haha
     
  9. Nadasive macrumors 6502

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    Not a bad idea.. :rolleyes:
     
  10. mgclayton macrumors member

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    Place an ad online/in the papers:
    "Heartbroken Macbook Pro looking for logic board to complete me.
    I'm clean and free of viruses and malware, and expect you to be the same.
    Interests: Starting quickly, great work ethic, long hikes on the Internet
    Dislikes: Crashing or any form of fatal blue screen"

    Seriously though, why not just see if you can find another MBP with a broken screen or something and combine them, or search eBay/Craigslist for a cheap logic board?
    There are even sites out there that charge $600-700 or so to replace the board (including round trip delivery), isn't that worth it to get the MBP working again?
     
  11. ag227 macrumors regular

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    i thought it was when i though of it.... is it technically fraud though? i bet at worst they will give a big discount on a new laptop if this happened
     
  12. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    freaking fix it? This post makes no sense.
     
  13. Razmo macrumors newbie

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    You could glue a mirror to the lcd and use it to put on your makeup.

    Paint a red circle on it and sight in your rifle.

    Do you have a door that won't stay open or some papers that blow around on your desk?

    Use it as a anchor / mooring for your toy boat.
     
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'd drop it in the toilet and then start a thread about it. No reason the iPhone should have an exclusive on dropping it in the toilet threads.
     
  15. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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  16. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    At the Store near me, they always make you put the computer on the desk before doing any sort of work on it. You drop it in store... means they need to call a janitor to clean the floor. That's it.
     
  17. jonnysods macrumors 601

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    I'm still trying to get past the part where the logic board is dead but it runs XP for internet use only?
     
  18. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    That is not a dead logic board. Find out whats actually wrong with it, fix it and sell it for $1000 plus.
     
  19. masse macrumors 6502a

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  20. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    seeing that it can turn on,

    use the bottom as a cooktop stove.
     
  21. luka thread starter macrumors member

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    perhaps I could have been more clear in my initial post, something wrong with the logicboard/gpu, took it to apple, $1500AU repair + service time. Yes, it runs XP, but at the speed I'd expect from my 233mhz pentium 2, primarily because I don't think XP uses the GPU to handle any of it's core processes like OSX does.

    Plus, I was about to upgrade to a mac pro anyway.

    I'm liking the suggestions, keep em coming. Boat anchor has it at the moment. Next thing i need to do is buy a boat...
     
  22. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    take out the apple logo and see whats lighting it lol
    and then put some thermite on it :D
     
  23. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Mail me your infrared receiver and then donate the rest to Will It Blend?
     
  24. mikepro44 macrumors member

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    Im currently trying to figure out the 'Top things you would do with a MBP that won't connect to any wireless connections" .. any ideas?
     
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