Can I sell my nearly new macbook for parts?
July 14, 2010 3:17 PM Subscribe
Soup attacked my Macbook and now it is on its way to fried-land. Lots of things still work fine, and it's less than 1 year old. Is there a way to get money from the parts?
posted by Lutoslawski to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Long story short, my 9-month old Macbook suffered from liquid damage. I had it diagnosed by both the Apple Store and a third party Mac repair company and getting it repaired will cost upwards of $1,000. After a week of mourning, I have opted to not repair it, and just invest in a new one instead.
I know liquid damage can cause short-circuiting to spread, so what's functioning now may not be in the near future. But -
Lots of things are still great on it. The display is perfect. It auto-boots in safe-mode, but can be overwritten. The computer is functional, though the shift key is permanently enabled so no numbers. A few letters don't work. Basically, enough is wrong with it that it isn't usable but isn't complete junk.
Is there a company that would give me money for the thing, just for the parts? Or should I just throw it up on Craigslist and see if I get any hits? I'm really only looking to get like $100 out of it, I guess.
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