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

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    The screen is badly cracked so they would have to replace the screen portion completely. How much would that cost?
     
  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Ask Apple.

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

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    Even if it's $800 to fix it? I'm not completely sure but I think that might be the cost.
     
  4. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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 603

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    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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