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  1. #1

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    Nov 25, 2010
    Any advice on buying used Macbook Pro
    Hi All,

    I've been offered a used Macbook Pro... Any tips on how I can check out if it's a dud or not?

    Also, seller claims to have all sorts of interesting software installed (Adobe CS5, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro...) which appears to make this an attractive purchase. What are the legal situation/other issues regarding pre-installed software?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2008
    Burgess Hill/UK
    MBP/2.53GHz i5/4GB RAM/500GB HDD/15" LED Screen/Intel HD Graphics & NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    Make sure that all of the CD's and license keys are provided for the software. If you can get a chance, ask to take a look at the Mac, run disk utility to check for any problems.

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    Oct 23, 2010
    C2D 2.26 | 500GB Seagate Momentus | 2GB 1066 (soon to be 8)
    Run disk utility, and Apple Hardware Test if possible. Check all the ports to see if they work and the CD drive as well. Check for dead pixels, and make sure the serial is valid, etc.
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    Apr 20, 2009
    6.1 Mac Pro - 5.1 Mac Pro - 4.1 Mac Pro - 15" MBP - 13" MBP - 17" PB - PM G5 - Apple Watch 42mm
    Here's my opinion:
    Never get suckered into a deal because of what programs it comes with! For me, I would never buy a macbook pro that had the slightest scratch/dent because if a user is cares enough, there won't be one. So, look out for those.
    “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” Marcus Aurelius

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