Worth repairing 2010 17" MBP to sell?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MoodyM, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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    I'm selling my mid-2010 17" MacBook Pro, but it could do with a new battery and the trackpad at the bottom left corner doesn't work properly.

    What would it cost (in the UK) to fix these, and would it be worth doing before selling?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Looks like the battery is about a 100 bucks (USD) and up. I'm not sure how much the cost of the trackpad would be.

    I'd probably sell it as is because I'm not sure you'll get a return on your repairs.
     
  3. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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    Thanks. The MacBook reports the battery as "Service Battery" and seems to say "2 hours remaining" on full charge, I guess I should actually time it and see?

    The trackpad works perfectly apart from the bottom left corner has to be pressed quite hard to register, I guess from me using that sport mostly for 3.5 years!
     

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