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Do I risk changing the battery, or do I just buy a new laptop?

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I've had my  Macbook Pro for about 3 years now, and I had an unfortunate water spill a couple of months ago. After that, my battery started to drain very quickly and I got the "service battery" notification, but the laptop was still working well enough that I didn't repair it. Recently, however, the battery stopped charging entirely and now my laptop is dead and can't charge. When I took it in for repair, they told me that both the battery and the logic board are damaged. The logic board itself is a $600 part, so if it turns out I have to replace it, I'm just going to buy a new laptop. Is it worth it for me to forgo the logic board repair and replace just the battery by myself for about $100, in hopes that the computer will last a little longer? Or after 3 years is it time for me to throw in the towel, not waste my money on a futile repair, and get a new computer?

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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014

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Original post by: Natalie Weiss ,

Title:

Do I risk changing the battery, or do I just buy a new laptop?

Text:

I've had my  Macbook Pro for about 3 years now, and I had an unfortunate water spill a couple of months ago. After that, my battery started to drain very quickly and I got the "service battery" notification, but the laptop was still working well enough that I didn't repair it. Recently, however, the battery stopped charging entirely and now my laptop is dead and can't charge. When I took it in for repair, they told me that both the battery and the logic board are damaged. The logic board itself is a $600 part, so if it turns out I have to replace it, I'm just going to buy a new laptop. Is it worth it for me to forgo the logic board repair and replace just the battery by myself for about $100, in hopes that the computer will last a little longer? Or after 3 years is it time for me to throw in the towel, not waste my money on a futile repair, and get a new computer?

Apparaat:

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014

Status:

open