Trading for a MacBook, what to look for?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jomoma, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Jomoma macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2005
    I might be trading a 1.43 14' iBook for a 1.83 MacBook. The Macbook has 9 months on the applecare left. I'll be trading locally, and before I trade I'll be able to look the machine over for problems.

    What should I look for? Any benchmark programs that would alert me to any hardware issues? Any programs that are known to make a macbook turn into the moobook when the fans kick in? What else should I beware of?

    Thanks for the advice.
  2. macjay macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2003
    I'd recommend running the Apple hardware test if the original discs are included.
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    a 14 foot iBook! holy moly :eek:

    not sure if this is covered in the hardware test (probably is) but do a verify disk in disk utility to make sure there's nothing wrong with the hard disk.

    also, make sure the camera works by opening iChat prefs or Photo Booth.

    run a few apps simultaneously to see how loud it gets when it's really going.

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