Would it be worth it to fix an early 2010 MBP 15''?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by galaksy, May 4, 2014.

  1. galaksy macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2014
    The screen is badly cracked so they would have to replace the screen portion completely. How much would that cost?
  2. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    Ask Apple.

    Probably yes - the 2010 15" models are pretty good.
  3. galaksy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2014
    Even if it's $800 to fix it? I'm not completely sure but I think that might be the cost.
  4. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    Well, until you have the facts, don't speculate.

    For $800 you'd be better off getting a 2011 quad core 15".

    But if it is $200-300 I'd get it fixed unless you just want a newer one.
  5. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    If you do it yourself, it looks like you can get a replacement screen for between $280-350. You can see step by step replacement at: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+15-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2010+Display+Replacement/3103

    I would tack on about another $100-120 for Apple or Authorized Apple Reseller to fix it for you. So roughly $400-500 for someone else to do it.
  6. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    I don't know that this is worthwhile. These computers are prone to a graphics processor failure which doesn't have a proven fix, so you may be in for a main board replacement at some point in the future too. Apple had an extended repair program for this but most computers are now outside the free service window.

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