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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:24 pm 
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Hi. Recently acquired (like a boat anchor) a bunch of older Macs. Among the heap is a really nice-looking 2006 Macbook Pro 17"… with issues. Sometimes boots up (after 40 minutes) and with screen artifacts all over. However, it seems to safe boot successfully, yet with obvious functionality. Is this thing worth anything to anyone? Nice screen, overall in good condition save for the safe boot.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:24 pm 
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Nothin’, eh?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:32 am 
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It could be overheating, although if you've got artifacts its probably already had some BGA damage. First thing I do when I get a Macbook is to open it up and clean the fans/heatsinks. They're always -and I mean always - dirty. That said, the 2006 models were known for heat issues so it may just be permanent damage.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:00 pm 
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It suspect it's worth very little, except perhaps as screen+chassis parts on eBay. They were slow, limited, and offered limited expansion when new, and now they don't run any modern version of OS X. There were, however, a handful of people who seemed almost fanatically dedicated to them and have complained bitterly about the death of the 17" models ever since they were discontinued, so it's possible there's market for some of the parts.

I wouldn't trust the motherboard at all; a bright shiny nickel* says it's toast. The fans were also very problematic in the first generation 15" MBP. I'm not sure if the 17" had the same problem, but I probably wouldn't trust the fans either.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:29 pm 
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Most people who want 17" MacBook Pros want the 2011 Sandy Bridge model, which can go up to 10.13.

The 2006 is the initial MacBook Pro release, as a result it packs a Core Duo inside. As a result its limited to 32-bit OSes which means it can go up to Snow Leopard but no further.

I suspect if the hardware is functional it would run just fine in Windows 10 if you wanted to subject yourself to it. It'd also run Windows 7 until 2020 or 8.1 until 2023, though in any case you'd need x86 media not x64. I always like pointing this odd discrepancy between Apple and Microsoft, MS supports Apple's hardware far, far, far longer.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:05 am 
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Thanks, I figured it wasn’t worth a squirt of flamin’ gorilla piss, but figured I’d ask here for expert opinions. Looks like eBay might yield some interest.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:36 pm 
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It’s up on eBay now. Hopefully someone wants to take it off my hands for their tinkering/fiddlefarting pleasure/enjoyment.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:46 pm 
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Well, someone bought it. $100.00 plus shipping. I hope they enjoy fiddlefarting around with a “slightly working” computer, seeing as it only fully boots in safe mode, and takes bloody ages to even get there.

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