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A friend of mine called me for recs on what to look for when buying used laps... I told him what I thought was important, but I do eat oout of aluminum pans - so I have a tendency to forget things. Can my ehMac familia hit me with some notes that I may have/have not passed on?

Thanks on her behalf! ;)
 

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The folowing come to mind:

- screen - any dead pixels? brightness?
- screen hinges - is there any play in them? Are they loose? Do they hold the screen?
- Macdoc always seems to mention the battery. Does it still hold it's charge?
- Do all the ports work?
- Accessories? Are they all there? Are the system disks included?
 

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dude, thanks. Hinges - I never look at those at all. More like a port type - cosmetics (the obvious).

Is there a test that can be run for the OS at all? Like something other than booting up?
 

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I can't think of any OS tests myself... maybe someone else can. There is the hardware test CD, but that only came on newer laptops... I think around the time of the Pismo and later.
 

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Battery, battery, battery.

Any spares? How well do they hold a charge? I would assume I need to buy at least one new battery and build that into the price.
 
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