Refurbishing a cheap 2010 "for parts or repair" MacBook Pro bought off eBay

Replacing the keyboard on the cheapest 2010 MacBook Pro found on eBay in 2019

(May 12, 2019) A couple weeks ago I bought a 15" 2010 MacBook Pro from eBay, the laptop was described as "for parts or repair", it didn't have a disk or battery, and cost only $75 (plus shipping). I am working on refurbishing this computer. In this segment, I am replacing the keyboard. And while I'm at it, I fixed the placement of the trackpad.

Powering on the cheapest 2010 MacBook Pro found on eBay in 2019

(May 12, 2019) A couple weeks ago I bought a 15" 2010 MacBook Pro from eBay, the laptop was described as "for parts or repair", it didn't have a disk or battery, and cost only $75 (plus shipping). I am working on refurbishing this computer. In the previous segment, I performed an initial evaluation, installed a disk drive, started to install Mac OS X, the computer overheated, I found dust bunnies in the cooling system, then after cleaning that out the computer would not turn on. In this episode we will get it to turn on.

What does it cost to refurbish the cheapest 2010 MacBook Pro found on eBay in May 2019

(May 10, 2019) A couple weeks ago I bought a 15" 2010 MacBook Pro from eBay, the laptop was described as "for parts or repair", it didn't have a disk or battery, and cost only $75 (plus shipping). I am refurbishing the laptop, and am therefore paying for additional parts beyond the laptop. In this post I will list all the costs, and the income from selling it on eBay assuming I will sell it.

Initial evaluation of the cheapest 2010 MacBook Pro found on eBay in May 2019

(May 5, 2019) A couple weeks ago I bought a 15" 2010 MacBook Pro from eBay, the laptop was described as "for parts or repair", it didn't have a disk or battery, and cost only $75 (plus shipping). Does this sound like a good deal or a bad deal? A non-working older computer? What tipped me off it was a good risk is that the eBay listing showed the flashing disk icon, meaning the logic board was probably fine, and that the computer just needed a new disk drive.