What to be careful of with a USD rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RTF, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. RTF macrumors newbie


    Jun 13, 2013
    The Netherlands

    I have the opportuniteit to buy a 9 month old rMBP.
    Checked the serial number, warranty and apple care is still available.

    Gave me screenshot of an 'LSN' = Samsung screen.
    Invoice&original box etc is till there.
    It's an i7 (2,3GHz), 16GB, 512GB.

    One thing.. I'm completely new to OSx. All friends and fam. members use Windows.

    What more should I be aware off when buying a 2nd hand rMBP?
    What should I check or test, and how?
  2. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2012
    Sofia, Bulgaria
  3. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    Nice computer... dunno what advise I could give tho
  4. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2011
    Not really much to watch out for, if it's in good physical shape, everything works, and it's a good price then I'd say go for it. Any issues should be covered under warranty for the next 3 months and if you want you can extend it another 2 years with AppleCare.
  5. swerve147, Jun 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013

    swerve147 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2013
    Run the Apple Hardware Test (AHT) if you can.

    Not as critical (because you can always have the battery replaced by Apple), but you can check the Battery health using :apple:-->About This Mac-->More Info-->System Report-->Power (a full capacity battery is 8460 mAh).

    You have a Sammy screen so you should be fine in that regard.

    If possible don't forget to buy AppleCare before the initial 1 year warranty has expired.

    EDIT: Also if you can, bring it to an Apple Store to see if a Genius can confirm that the moisture sensors have not been tripped. Granted it's tough to do this unless the seller agrees to allow you to do this or will give you your money back if the warranty was already voided.

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