What to do with dead Crackbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by XP Defector, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    One of the first releases, very disappointing machine really. Giving Apple second chance with the Unibody. Anyway, this thing is just sitting here. After around a year of use, I think the HD failed. Now I suspect the logic board is dead or worse (will not boot from CD, nothing on screen accept for a flash of light when you cut the power, keys not lighting up, CD just spins wildly). The plastic around the palm rest is cracked, of course. I pimped it with two GIG of RAM but everything else is stock - any ideas what to do? I understand fixing a logic board on such an old, and indeed, arguably poorly built notebook is a false economy. So what to do?
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Get thee to a genius bar. You might as well know exactly what is wrong with it before pondering options.

    THAT being said, if it IS a logicboard, it's not worth replacing. Sell it for scrap and start over. Get a refurb and use the savings to buy applecare. Good luck.

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