Worth buying macbook pro 2007

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nxoxe, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. nxoxe macrumors newbie

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    Buy on eBay:

    macbook pro 15 "
    hdd: 80gb
    RAM: 4GB
    batery: dead
    no charger
    from $ 306

    When the MBP boot up says you must restart your computer.

    What could I do?I do not get yet. is coming for next week

    I have a MagSafe charger and snow leopard disk
    if failure of ram or hard drive or software so I can fix
    what worries me is whether logic card

    thanks
     

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  2. Velin macrumors 65816

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    Not worth it. Sounds like you'll be paying $300+ for nothing but headaches.
     
  3. nxoxe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I read that maybe I just have to reintsall snow leopard or reset the ram
    I'm a computer system engenier but I dont know much about mac
    Im from mexico.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Usually kernal panics are software related. For $300 why not give it a shot? Maybe it'll work great, or maybe you can just put it on eBay as it is and get your money back. I'd try it. At that price, there isn't much you can lose.
     
  6. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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    i wouldnt. it souds like its on its last legs
     
  7. nxoxe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is what the seller says:


    "This computer was awesome until one night it stopped working. Then It would boot up and say that you must restart your computer. The body is in decent condition and the hard drive is still good. I did not send it in to apple to see what was wrong with it. I bought a new Macbook instead. The battery is dead as well."
     
  8. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

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    get the serial number from them.
    Check for applecare. It may have applecare, and apple will fix it for you. However, if it only has an 80 gb harddrive. Its probabably out of applecare. The base harddrive at this time 3 years ago was 120 gb
     
  9. nxoxe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well thanks I cant get the serial numer for now and yes is not the original hdd
     
  10. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

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    I'd hate to say something that you have no doubt heard before, but, here we go-

    if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
     
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    That story doesn't ring true to me. What's the first thing people do when they think their mac has a problem? They try to find out what's wrong. At the very least, they look online and see that a reinstall of OS X might help. You don't just give up on a macbook pro sight unseen and buy a new one.

    Even if he planned on buying a new one anyway, a working, booting MacBook Pro is worth more than one that kernel panics all the time. If there really were no problem, getting it to that state would require minimal effort. How hard is it to insert an OS X disc and install the software again?

    I suspect this MBP has an expensive hardware repair hidden underneath. Not worth the risk.
     
  12. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

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    It doesnt seem worth the time or hassle to me.
     
  13. nxoxe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I pray and hope to work fine :D because I dont have too much money to spend. Here in mexico 1 dolla are 13 pesos and so if the mac are expensive over there herer are 13 times more plus shipping

    lol
    thanks everybody waiting for suggestions..

    what are the thing i could check to try to work and fix the kernel panic?
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If it's dead, it could be the motherboard… which would mean this is a junk.

    Thought by the sounds of things, you already bought it?
     
  15. nxoxe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes and as everyone says here the last owner must have tried everything to fix it, but I hope that was lazy and rich and would like to donate his old macbook pro


    I have a MagSafe charger and snow leopard disk
    if failure of ram or hard drive or software so I can fix
    what worries me is whether logic card
     
  16. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using a 2007 MBP right now. It's a very nice computer and I likes it. :)
     
  17. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    Get a techtools deluxe disc and run a hardware scan. Could be simple like bad ram if it boots to the os GUI.
     
  18. nxoxe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    now he says:

    "I took it into to apple to have it serviced and they said they do a
    flat rate repair that is like 320 and they will fix whatever is wrong
    with it. I didn't want to pay that much to restore a dated
    computer because I bought it used a few years ago. I can't give
    you the serial number because I already shipped it. I shipped it
    USPS and they said it should arrive around next friday. You
    bought it through ebay and transferred money through paypal it
    is very hard for someone to scam someone else. Don't worry. "

    I dont know how it works did apple genius checked before they give you the cost or the flat-rate is a standard price to fix the logic board.

    thanks again
     

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