Time to get a new laptop?

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battery
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MacBook Pro
I am currently using a four-year-old Macbook Pro and the battery doesn't work at all. It lasts about five minutes while the laptop is not plugged in and the battery will randomly fail and shut down even while it is plugged in. It would cost me $200 or more to fix it. The Macbook doesn't work nearly as well as it used to so I'm wondering if I'm better off just getting a new laptop instead of repairing this one when it may have another problem in the near future. Thoughts?

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Macbook Pro 13" - 2014

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  • TheRealRaven
    If it's not doing what you need, then it's probably time. I'm using a 7yr old Lenovo W520, and it's doing more than enough for me. But then, the battery is only a couple years old and lasts longer than I've needed, and everything else is working as good as when it was new.

    For me, a cheap used/refurbished replacement off of EBay/Amazon (with no OS) would be fine. But you have your own usage requirements, and no one else knows those.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    This is only four years and why are you worried? Have you registered for Apple Care Protection Plan? Before changed Laptop, please link here for Apple Support: https://support.apple.com/en-in/mac/repair/service
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  • ToddN2000
    If your budget allows for a new laptop, go for it. I have an old laptop as well where the fan died. I can get the fan replaced for about 125 as the part is kind of hard to find. In the mean time If I need anything off it I use a cooling pad.

    The issue you mention that makes me lean towards a new laptop is, even when plugged it it is shutting down on you. There may be other hardware issues going on. Even if you pay for the repair, there is no guarantee it will last for an extended period of time.
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