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    I have a MacBook mid 2010 that has fallen and hit the edge. It’s keeps shutting off after 15 minutes of operation. I’m looking for someone to change the lower case and battery. Can anyone help by pointing me in the right direction?

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    https://www.ifixit.com

    Site has helped me many many times. They have parts as well as tutorials and videos. If you can build an AR you can fix this too. Battery and lower case can both be bought through ifixit as well, but you may be better off finding a non-functioning parts only MacBook on ebay. The lower case for a MacBook Pro on ifixit is $99, which to me seems pricey for a nearly 10 year old machine. Strongly recommend buying the battery through them - $89.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Karpteach View Post
      I have a MacBook mid 2010 that has fallen and hit the edge. It’s keeps shutting off after 15 minutes of operation. I’m looking for someone to change the lower case and battery. Can anyone help by pointing me in the right direction?
      Don't spend too much (whatever that is). My iMac is only one year older than your laptop (late 2009) and the OSX (10.8.5) is too old for me to upgrade Firefox, Chrome, etc. I'm pretty sure if I upgrade the OSX it will not only cost some $ but will probably make my computer slow as sh*t. When Apple wants you to buy new hardware, they're never subtle.
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        #4
        An 8 year old MacBook? It’s time for an upgrade. I don’t know how you manage with that unless it’s maxed out with ram at a minimum.
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          #5
          Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post

          Don't spend too much (whatever that is). My iMac is only one year older than your laptop (late 2009) and the OSX (10.8.5) is too old for me to upgrade Firefox, Chrome, etc. I'm pretty sure if I upgrade the OSX it will not only cost some $ but will probably make my computer slow as sh*t. When Apple wants you to buy new hardware, they're never subtle.
          Same as mine, I’m not wanting to spend $1500 again either.

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            #6
            do you work with these machines or do you just search the net.
            the longest i have kept a pc is 2 years and a mac for 4 years before upgrading.
            nice thing is you can sell the mac and get a few dollars back
            let's make america great again

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              #7
              Originally posted by mickeyblueyes View Post

              Same as mine, I’m not wanting to spend $1500 again either.
              Me too. But..... if you stick with your old hardware you're fighting a losing battle. Every so often I lose another function to being obsolete. It's like there's a calendar somewhere waiting to shut things off. All too often a software upgrade will turn you Apple device into a lifeless slab. Our only long term choices are: pony up that $1500 for a replacement or buy a PC (save money) and get ready for all the hassles that come with that format.
              Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Havfun View Post
                do you work with these machines or do you just search the net.
                the longest i have kept a pc is 2 years and a mac for 4 years before upgrading.
                nice thing is you can sell the mac and get a few dollars back
                Apple said mine is ready to recycle. A non-apple site offered me $30.
                Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post

                  Me too. But..... if you stick with your old hardware you're fighting a losing battle. Every so often I lose another function to being obsolete. It's like there's a calendar somewhere waiting to shut things off. All too often a software upgrade will turn you Apple device into a lifeless slab. Our only long term choices are: pony up that $1500 for a replacement or buy a PC (save money) and get ready for all the hassles that come with that format.
                  I agree 100% mine is done the browsers can not be upgraded so I can’t get on any secure sites. No banking ect. The thing about Apple is IF you ever need to call a person in the USA picks up and helps you. If you have a issue with the product you can go to a local store and get it repaired. I have a old I phone with a track phone SIM card and a older iPad mini so everything ties together nicely. I buy a $500 PC it’s apples and oranges. But as was stated I’m not doing graphic design or solving the worlds problems. The iPad is holding out for me.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mickeyblueyes View Post

                    I agree 100% mine is done the browsers can not be upgraded so I can’t get on any secure sites. No banking ect. The thing about Apple is IF you ever need to call a person in the USA picks up and helps you. If you have a issue with the product you can go to a local store and get it repaired. I have a old I phone with a track phone SIM card and a older iPad mini so everything ties together nicely. I buy a $500 PC it’s apples and oranges. But as was stated I’m not doing graphic design or solving the worlds problems. The iPad is holding out for me.
                    got you see i am solving the worlds problems. LOL
                    let's make america great again

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by mickeyblueyes View Post

                      I agree 100% mine is done the browsers can not be upgraded so I can’t get on any secure sites. No banking ect. The thing about Apple is IF you ever need to call a person in the USA picks up and helps you. If you have a issue with the product you can go to a local store and get it repaired. I have a old I phone with a track phone SIM card and a older iPad mini so everything ties together nicely. I buy a $500 PC it’s apples and oranges. But as was stated I’m not doing graphic design or solving the worlds problems. The iPad is holding out for me.
                      I don't regret buying it. I just don't look forward to replacing it ($$$). But it hasn't given me any of the daily BS my previous Dell gave me. I am considering gong with a SSD hard drive this time. When my present iMac was just out of warranty, the standard HD gave me the blue screen of death. Apple replaced it at the store for $300. I'm thinking fewer moving parts may be better.
                      Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                        #12
                        Apple is a cult.
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                        I am armed out of love of those behind me.

                        Anyone who says money doesn't matter to them is either a FOOL or a LIAR or BOTH!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post

                          I don't regret buying it. I just don't look forward to replacing it ($$$). But it hasn't given me any of the daily BS my previous Dell gave me. I am considering gong with a SSD hard drive this time. When my present iMac was just out of warranty, the standard HD gave me the blue screen of death. Apple replaced it at the store for $300. I'm thinking fewer moving parts may be better.
                          I am looking at the same thing,luckily the iPad is filling the gap.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by LiDad View Post
                            Apple is a cult.
                            I miss the flexibility to change what I want in my computer and the broader compatibility and competitive prices. What I don't miss is the slow starts, slow shut downs, daily hiccups and virus flood. It's a good thing PC software glitches are more easily fixed by the owner because tech specialist "Steve" in New Delhi usually is a frustrating waste of time.
                            Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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