Water damaged macbook (Motherboard broken)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Fi0nn, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Fi0nn macrumors newbie

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    My white macbook 7,1 has a broken motherboard after I spilled water on it.
    Now I need a laptop but I certainly don't have the cash for a new macbook.
    I was wondering a few things.
    First of all would it be worth my while buying a motherboard from ebay (180 euros) and fixing it myself? There's a danger that the motherboard isn't the only thing that's broken though.
    Also does anyone know where I could possibly buy a broken/used one which I could just switch out the motherboard (Or switch out the parts from mine into the broken one to make it not broken)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MeUnix macrumors 6502

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    You can buy MacBook's that are being sold for parts/repair on eBay. If you know what you're doing as far as replacing a motherboard I don't see why you wouldn't choose that option over buying a new MacBook, especially if you don't have the money for it currently.
     

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