Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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i accidentally dropped tea on keyboard of my macbook pro. it wouldn't turn on and i honestly thought it was the end of it. i took it with an old video tech teacher and he said he was going to take it to an apple store in san antonio. he did that the apple store said it would cost about 1,000 bucks. i dont have that kind of money right now and i am a student so money is tight right now. he advised me to better sell it for parts or sell it whole. i was wondering how much i would get for it if i were to sell it to you guys?

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-Jairo Castro

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The logic boards on these machines are very well protected by a black plastic covering under the keyboard. 4 out of 5 can be fixed with a uppercase replacement. There are LSI (liquid submersion indicators) on the logic board which turn from white to red when wet. If yours are still white there's a good change that an uppercase replacement will fix it. This is still pretty costly as the part runs new about $300. The trackpad may or may not have gotten hit, add another $90. I charge about $200 labor for this repair as it entails removing everything, the chance of breaking off a connector on the logic board and you get to eat it if it doesn't do the repair. I don't know what a tech in your area charges but it should still be half of what Apple wants.

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So should I Sell it or try repairing it?


First see if it will tone on start up. If so the logic board may be good. If it tones hook it up to an external monitor. If you get a picture, great, the logic board is probably good. As to trying to repair it, this really not a good procedure for a novice. You can take a look at the guide and see if it is something you would want to attempt. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 Upper Case Replacement

I've done over a dozen upper case replacements on this model and it's major surgery and very delicate. Lots of little things can go wrong.


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