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

; Date: Fri May 10 2019

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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.

This is part of a series of posts about refurbishing a 2010 "for parts or repair" MacBook Pro.

Here's what it is costing to refurbish the 2010 MacBook Pro.

Item Cost
Apple MacBook Pro 15 mid 2010 for parts or not working $77
Shipping for MacBook Pro $35.97
160GB HDD (spare drive lying around) $0
A1321 Battery for Apple Macbook Pro 15" A1286 (Mid 2009 2010) MC372LL/A 5600mAh $20.97
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2009-Mid 2012) Keyboard $19.99
Shipping for keyboard $4.15
Hard drive screws $3.99
Rubber feet $6.99
TOTAL $169.06

Of course this accounting does not include the many hours of researching techniques, finding parts, and performing the repairs. For example just replacing the keyboard took 3 hours or so.

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(davidherron.com) David Herron : David Herron is a writer and software engineer focusing on the wise use of technology. He is especially interested in clean energy technologies like solar power, wind power, and electric cars. David worked for nearly 30 years in Silicon Valley on software ranging from electronic mail systems, to video streaming, to the Java programming language, and has published several books on Node.js programming and electric vehicles.