Selling my faulty Macbook Pro now I’ve replaced it with a Sony VAIO Z. Here’s the lowdown in case you fancy getting it repaired for yourself:
At the time of writing the laptop will not boot, but instead the fans spin with no display output. I understand the issue to be the solder on the graphics processor that has failed, a company named Retronix in Scotland offered to repair it for around £80, but I don’t have time to wait for it, I need a laptop for work! The RAM has been upgraded from the standard 2GB to 4GB of 800MHZ Kingston memory.
- Casing is in excellent condition for the two years of use, no dints, other than some very minor scuffs it’s perfect!
- Upgraded to 4GB RAM, it flies at Photoshop or pretty much anything!
- Battery was replaced just under 9 months ago, still offers the expected 5 hours of battery life
- This was the multi-touch model of the MacBook Pro, the last one made before the switch to the new unibody style
- I chose the LED backlit matte screen option, so it’s perfect for photo editing
- Just the one owner, me, who’s been very careful with the laptop, and it’s very rarely left the (non-smoking) house
- Comes in original box with power supply, install CDs and the original DVI-VGA adapter in unused condition
- You need to have a folded post-it note just under the battery, otherwise the keyboard can stop working occasionally. It’s not a big problem, just something to remember to replace should you remove the battery (this is a very common issue)
- There’s a tiny slightly lighter spot in the bottom corner of the screen, not really noticeable, but worth pointing out
- For a while now the fans have seemed to run a little faster than usual, this is probably because of the dodgy GPU solder
- Of course, the fact that it doesn’t always turn on! Though of course Retronix are offering to fix this, I can put the winning bidder in touch with them.
Please see here for the list of specs:
UPDATE: The MacBook has sold for £410.
Also selling a Sigma 18 – 200 mm lens, Canon fit: