As you saw from this thread, my friend spilled a bit of coffee on his laptop and the screen isn't working anymore. After visiting numerous repair shops, he's decided it's not worth the repair cost ($1200 minimum) and wants to sell it for parts. We both are not familiar with hardware at all and have no idea what to expect for the parts. Help us negotiate.
The computer store's diagnosis says a small amount of coffee got to the graphics processor on the logic board (motherboard). The screen is no longer working and an External monitor will not work either. But other than that, the computer turns on and seems to run. The hard drive has been taken out to save the data. He bought the machine for $2000 about a year and a half ago.
* 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4 MB shared L2 cache, Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
* 2 GB RAM (two SO-DIMM) 677 MHz DDR2 SD-RAM (PC2-5300) --> paid $150 to upgrade to 4GB
* 120 GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA hard drive (was taken out to retreivd the data and was reinstalled)
* slot load 8x Super Drive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
* 1 FireWire 400 port, 1 FireWire 800 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard/34 slot, DVI output with support for VGA
* Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit); built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme (802.11n); built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
* 15.4-inch (diagonal), 1440 by 900 resolution, Matte TFT LED widescreen display with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 128MB graphics processor (the graphics processor seems dead, but wouldn't the LED LCD screen itself be completely fine since it didn't get directly wet?)
I know it's hard to tell without a further diagnosis of the exact problem, but considering the above, what would be a good starting price to sell the computer parts for? A rough estimate is fine.