Where to buy: MacBook Pro 2006 (A1150) bottom case?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shacklebolt, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Shacklebolt macrumors 6502a

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    Though I think iFixit is pretty sweet, no way am I going to pay $200+ for a bottom pan replacement, when I really don't care about how it looks cosmetically -- I just care that it isn't dented (like mine is).

    Places like PowerBookMedic sell them used for $40ish, which is fine by me ... but Resellerratings doesn't exactly have the best reviews of the site itself.

    Anyone have other thoughts about reliable stores that sell working-but-used MBP parts?
     
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  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    +1 for ebay for parts. Usually you can pick them up for quite cheap.

    It was the only place I found a HDD fan for my 2008 iMac, and for only 10 bucks.
     
  4. Shacklebolt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, been looking at eBay almost entirely, and this PowerBookMedic place seems to be the only one popping up with what I need (which is fine).

    Was literally about to complete my order last night (as in, had typed in my cc #) when I went to Resellerratings and saw they were sitting on a 3.3/10.

    Frustrating because they've definitely got the part. Anyone mind checking it out, or letting me know what they think?
     
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  6. Shacklebolt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the site, and the part on the site itself: $190 new, $30 used in "grade A" condition:

    Here's a search on eBay for the same part.

    But lest you think this isn't broadly applicable, for people who like fixing their own Apple stuff, finding a _reliable_ site that sells cheap high-quality parts is a worthwhile thing to nail down, so I really appreciate the help/input. iFixit is absolutely great for instructions, but the prices are just wayyyy too high.
     
  7. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    If you're happy about the PowerBookMedic's $30 used for the grade A, I'd just buy from there. They actually seem to have lower prices than what's on eBay.

    Their ratings seems fine to me on BizRate - only mark downs I saw were people complaining about shipping "on time"/"shipping prices" - which everyone wants to complain about.
     
  8. Shacklebolt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool -- thanks for looking into it. Just bought.

    Now all that remains is the super-easy task of denuding the enclosure of my MBP of all parts and microscopic screws without breaking or losing anything! (furthest I've ever gotten was removing my SuperDrive/DVD stuck therein). Should be fun.
     
  9. parker770 macrumors member

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    There is a retailer who lists on eBay quite often who ships out of France. Their prices and quality are EXCELLENT, and shipping was quite reasonable(within a dollar or two of domesting retailers) and it only took 6 days from France to Texas.
     

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