Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). how to check 2nd hand PB - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In how to check 2nd hand PB firehc Posted: July 15, 2003 6:41AM in General Discussion edited January 2014 gonna buy a 2nd hand PB/superdrivewhat areas should i pay special attention to?thanks Comments Reply 1 of 4 ast3r3x Posts: 5,012member July 15, 2003 11:33AM well so you don't feel like nobody is reading and careing about this thread i'll try and help out, though i don't have a PB myselfwhat model is it, that depends on how much you have to worry about paint chipping and stuff, also if you have access to the machine you could run some tests on the RAM and HD to make sure there are no big failuresif its aluminum then i think ur good hinge and durability wise, but either way you might want to check and make sure the hinge works properly and the video cable isn't loose (i know iBooks had problems with that not sure about PBooks)u could check all the ports work, but this is all getting pretty detailed Reply 2 of 4 curiousuburb Posts: 3,325member July 15, 2003 12:00PM if you've got test-drive access for a few hours or overnight, download X-charge or similar utility from http://versiontracker.comand run the battery down with typical loads to test its capacity.pop the keyboard and check the RAM (is it Apple or 3rd party, and does the price reflect that?)remaining Applecare warranty would increase the value of the PBjust like a used car, ask for any repair or service receipts to determine if it's been in any accidents Reply 3 of 4 firehc Posts: 368member July 16, 2003 9:21AM thanks for the tips,it's a 15" 867 Ti Bookand was described as brand new, bought in Feb/03anyway, wish me luck Reply 4 of 4 praxis Posts: 30member July 16, 2003 1:48PM One of the things to do is get the serial number and call Apple customer service, tell them you are buying this unit used and would like to know if there have been any reported problems. At the same time you can also make sure it is not stolen, when it was purchased, if it has AppleCare, etc.. So just ask the person you are buying from for a screen shot of the first two pages (System Profile, Devices and Volumes) from Apple System Profiler and you'll have most of the info you need.Good luck. Sign In or Register to comment.