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What would be a fair price for MacBook sold for parts?

I want to sell a Macbook for parts (and I have someone interested), but have no idea what to ask:

MacBook Pro

Build: Retina (15-inch), Mid 2012

Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB

750GB HD

Hard drive works but logic board/mother board dead

Swiss/French keyboard


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Why do you think the logic board is dead? Was liquid spilled on it? Do you know for a fact that the display , keyboard work?


Hi Mayer, Yes, it went to Apple and because it showed signs of a water spill it was not covered under applecare and they wanted U$1300 to repair it. Since we had maxed out the HD already we opted to just wipe the hard drive and offer to a friend who is a handy tech guy.


And first Tekserve in NYC then Apple examined it from stem to stern and that was their official quote.


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Jane, usually liquids enter the machine via the keyboard and short it out first. I'd take a look at the display connector and see if it has any corrosion. The display is now, probably the main working part. I'd take a look on eBay and see what a used display and an empty case are selling for and base your decision after that.

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Thanks a lot Mayer!


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Ok, so I have had this issue before. Spilled milk all over my MacBook Pro and it wouldn't turn on. Apple told me it would be $800+ dollars to repair, I tried the steps below, and they worked. Take out the logic board using the guide for your model here. Wipe everything down with +90% Isopropyl alcohol. let it dry overnight in front of a fan. Put everything back together. Try to power on after this, if you still get no power, your keyboard may be damaged (power button runs off of the keyboard). To see if it is indeed the keyboard that is broken and not the logic board, find the "power pads" on your model's logic board here. Take a pair of tweezers and touch both contacts at the same time (with the battery connected as well as all other components) for several seconds. If you hear a startup sound, then you know that the logic board is, for the most part, in good condition. Try these methods in order and let us know if you get any results.

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jane will be eternally grateful.
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