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Ultimate Geek

#251369 21-Jun-2019 22:22
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Got 3x 13" Mid 2012 MacBook Pro's for sale. The non retina display models that still have the optical drive.


I've picked up a few second hand retina models to upgrade family members so these are now ready to be passed on.


They are in "Well Loved" condition but don't have any faults outside of the cosmetic condition. If there is something in particular you would like me to double check please let me know.




$250 each or take all 3 for $700. Shipping is normally about $10-15 or pickup from Pukete in Hamilton.




1. i5/4GB/500GB - Dent on lid - battery normal


2. i5/8GB/500GB - Dent on lid - service battery


3. i5/4GB/500GB - was purchased ex lease so has some sticker residue from the company that owned it prior - service battery




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  #2262278 22-Jun-2019 04:26
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What does service battery mean?

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  #2262287 22-Jun-2019 07:54
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Means the battery has done 1000 or more charge/discharge cycles and total capacity is below about 80% of new. It won't go for as long before it needs to be charged.


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  #2262415 22-Jun-2019 11:48
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Kiwifruta: What does service battery mean?




It means the battery will need replacement in the near future. One has done 933 cycles and the other 485. The one with 933 is currently holding more charge than the 485. I can test them for time playing a movie if that's helpful.




A new one is approx $60 off eBay here


Maybe cheaper if you hunt around

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Master Geek

  #2262426 22-Jun-2019 12:27
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No association with the OP but just thought I'd mention that this particular model is a great one. It's the last one you can open up and upgrade yourself; it's really trivial to stick an SSD inside which transforms it. You can also upgrade the RAM yourself (and battery, I believe).


It also has USB 3 and will run the upcoming macOS 10.15, neither of which the slightly-older model can do.

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