View Full Version : Replacing Logic board?

Mar 23, 2011, 02:12 PM
I'm using a 13" 2008 Macbook running 10.5.8 and the sound died recently. The Mac store suggests replacing the logic board, but they want a good $450 for it.
My question is: is there any way to acquire one for less and do the installation personally?
I'd really appreciate a response, if I can't find one then I need to go out and acquire some USB speakers which would be really annoying...

Mar 23, 2011, 02:14 PM
eBay or iFixit come to mind; you have to make sure you have an identical logic board and the repair is more involved than your typical hard drive swap. It can be done, though.

Mar 23, 2011, 02:14 PM
ifixit.com sells parts, tools, and provides free disassembly manuals online. logic boards are always expensive.

Charlie Sheen
Mar 23, 2011, 02:15 PM
try this (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/MacBook-Core-2-Duo-Logic-Board-Replacement/528/1) the model may be different but the point is the same