yes, another of these threads, sorry I have a 2012 cmbp with i7 processor that I've had for 4 years now. It was starting to run very slowly and I think it may be the drive because even as old as it is the i7 and 8 gigs of ram should be sufficient since I mostly use it for web browsing, paper writing, and movie watching (though I am a multitasked) along with some light photoshop work, typical college student stuff. The laptop was running quite slow, mostly when opening applications but the real problem is that it took 20-30 minutes to power up. To make matters worse, I left my slightly leaky water bottle next to my bag on the bus and the guy sitting next to must have accidentally knocked it into my bag because my laptop ended up with water damage (which was odd because I saw no water in the bag and none of my papers were wet, but ok). There is now some slight water damage at the bottom of the screen which I've come to live with but the battery is completely toast. Having to turn off my laptop overtime I need to move it is impractical for a computer that takes so long to turn on. I'm definitely not going to spend the $750 dollars apple wants to fix it but I was wondering if there were other options that might be worth it or if it's not worth it. I was going to use this as an excuse to get a new laptop since the old one was getting aggravatingly slow anyway, but I was waiting for the new MBP's but I kind of need a slightly more functional computer by the time school starts up again at the end of august and it doesn't seem like they Is it worth tying to fix or should I just replace it? How much would it cost/where would be the best place to get the parts? If I upgraded to an sad would that help with the slow start up problem? could i stick the current hard drive where the optical drive is for added storage?