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The eBay MacBook Hookup

I scored two broken Macbooks on eBay for the price of one:
2 GHz Core Duo, 60G HDD, 512M RAM, damaged LCD.
2 GHz Core Duo, 80G HDD, 1G RAM, bad logicboard.

I swapped the LCDs, memory and hard drives and ended up with a brand new 2GHz MacBook with an 80G HDD and 1G of RAM.

I sold all the left over parts (Superdrive, memory, hard drive, assemblies, adaptor, etc) back up on eBay and ended up with a $1400 MacBook for about half. It doesn’t get any better than that. Oh, and I kept the extra battery.

Bad LCD (impacted)

lcd1

Bad Logicboard (water damage)

lcd2

The rebuild

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The results

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