I am looking to get a cheap macbook pro- I am a student and could really use one (plus, I want one really bad anyways
This limits my budget a lot- to around $500 max. I am looking to get a 15" late 2008 MBP or above (post-unibody). I have been checking on ebay and found one with a screen backlight issue, but it looks like it is going to go over my price range
I kept on looking and found this model (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-4-Laptop-MC118LL-A-June-2009-AS-IS-unibody-/251052454384?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item3a73e471f0#ht_500wt_1378
It is listed as having a defective RAM slot (of course, I should be able to boot with one slot anyways)
I have access to a fine tip soldering iron and a heat gun- does anyone have experience taking this model apart and could tell me if this is possible? I really want the laptop and if that is an feasible fix I would greatly appreciate your help. It seems to me i just need to heat up the slots connector and let it reflow, or get a soldering iron in there and try by hand.