What to look for buying used 08 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dobiewonkanobie, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Dobiewonkanobie macrumors regular

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    My MBP crapped and I can't afford to replace it (fixing is not an option) with a brand new rig. So I'm looking at used units on CL and such.

    I've been talking with someone about an 08 MBP 15" unibody. Is there anything I should be aware of with this model? What are its foibles?
     
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Stay away from pre-unibody 2007/08 models with Nvidia 8600 GT GPU.

    The unibody you are looking at comes with a different GPU that should not have any problems.

    I would check the Apple refurbished store - something there might be closer to your price range, and you have the benefit of getting a new looking, well checked machine with 1 year warranty.
     
  3. theipadkid macrumors newbie

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    ye stay away from ancient technology like the one ur tlking about

    look at some 2010 2009 13inch pros. there pretty inexpensive
     
  4. greenchiliman macrumors 6502

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    What's your price range and what are you using it for?
     
  5. Badrottie Suspended

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    Don't listen to other people tell you. I bought late 2008 MBP off ebay for dirty cheap and it was working GREAT but I want Apple Store to check everything at no extra cost they found GPU defective but GPU is working just fine when I got it but they just want to replace logic board anyway for free. :)
     

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