I'm still waiting to order a new Haswell rMBP, but I wanted some advice on what to do about my current mid-2009 MBP. The issues: Cosmetically, it's in good shape. Some minor scratches and dents and bent "ears". The display, keyboard, trackpad, SuperDrive, ports, and fan all function normally. The SATA cable needs to be replaced, and the hard drive may have some corruption (but it's only 5 months old). I suspect there are logic board issues that result in the SATA cable burn outs, but with a working cable it works just fine. The battery is at 75% and about 400 cycles. I know there are a few options. I can sell it on craigslist as is for parts or a fixer upper ($75-$150, listed at $200 OBO). If I gloss over the bad SATA cable Gazelle quoted $200, and Apple Recycling quoted around $175. I offered it to a friend of mine with another higher specd mid-2009 (also 13") for parts to fix his ($0, but I don't have to worry about personal data being recovered). On the other hand my boyfriend thinks I should get Apple to fix or replace it for me because I started having issues while I still had AppleCare, and they still haven't been resolved even though I've taken it in several times in the last 5 months and not been charged. I've also thought about replacing the battery and connecting the HDD via USB or FireWire and having it sit on my desk for media storage. So what would you guys do? Selling it is pretty much chump change, but getting it fully working again may be close to what my new rMBP will cost. I don't need two laptops, but it'd be nice since the MBP still has a SuperDrive (just in case). Repairs should also last longer than they have been since I won't be taking it up to campus every day. Thanks for any advice you can offer!