It Is True About The Mbp!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by alw4416, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. alw4416 macrumors member

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    I can finally confirm there is a new logic board for the mbp! I have a week 24 machine with the infamous whine and heat issue that went in for service. Repairs are complete and the main logic board was replaced as well as the inverter and temperature sensors. Don't let Apple Techs tell you that you are crazy...

    Will receive machine 7/21/06
     
  2. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

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    They'll only replace it if something's wrong; there's not really any difference either.
     
  3. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Sounds great, post results when you get it.
    I'm going to send mine in as soon as I can spare it, how long did they keep yours?

    It needs a new inverter anyway, and the fan sounds like there's a piece of plastic hitting it.
     
  4. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    what do you mean there's not really any difference? do you mean in the logic boards or the whine and heat???
     
  5. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    they only had it for 1 day. very quick turnaround.
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    So, how can you confirm there's a new logic board for the MBP? I'm confused about your assertion when you haven't received your repaired one yet.
     
  7. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    um yeah...thats pretty simple...when you call apple and check the status of a repair you can ask what was done. they then read the notes and say, "they installed a new main logic board, replaced the inverter, and replaced the temp sensors...."
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    Oh, I thought by "new" you meant an updated production model that hopefully addresses some of the problems. Not "different from the one that was originally in there". They could just be using whatever stock of logic boards they have lying around. I wouldn't label those "new".
     
  9. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    it is the "latest" logic board
     
  10. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    i meant latest as in "updated". as everyone else has posted, there is an updated logic board and even the tech i spoke to admitted that. strange to have a tech admit anything but it happened.
     
  11. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Could be placebo effect....if they tell you it's different, maybe you'll be happy no matter what you get....

    ahh psychology, where would we be without you?
     
  12. mark! macrumors 65816

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    Yeahm they've been making (confirmed) new logic boards since June 21st. They put them in some current computers, but they are still puttin in the old ones to get rid of the old stock. So if you call to get your MacBook Pro fixed (and need a log board replacement) then you will get the new logic board.
     
  13. user23 macrumors newbie

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    not placebo - there are several threads & reports on apple.com/support forums discussing the matter.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=555924&tstart=30

    As a note, I, too, was told there is a revised LB available which will reduce and/or eliminate the whine/buzz. In addition, several people (on the Apple forums) are reporting their machines run cooler after LB replacement.

    anyway, my week 20 2Ghz MBP arrives tomorrow, as well. Will post back here with my -definitely- non-placebo effect impressions.

    if there wasn't a new LB, why would Apple be taking these machines back? Remember when...about 30-ish days ago...all Apple reps. would say is, "It's within specs" and offer no solution? It seems fair to think that *something* happened between now & then.
     
  14. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    New MBoard indeed.
    People who receive the new MBoard also get a nice little letter and new installation CDs containing 10.4.6.
    The letter tells them that the new Mboard does not add functionality, but does require 10.4.6.

    Who wants to try installing 10.4.0 when they receive their repaired MBP? ;)
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Presumably no one who ever actually used that fiasco of a release. :eek: ;) :D
     
  16. citi macrumors 65816

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    I called today to ask about the hiss on my 2 week old macbook while running off the battery. They asked me two questions:

    1. Apple: Is the sound comng from the right speaker.
    Me: No the left

    2. Apple: Turn the notebok oer, take the batter out and press power. Did it work?
    Me: No it didn't

    Apple: Ok we are sending out a box to send your notebook back in. Your power invertor is working improperly.

    Me: So you mean the logic board is malfuctioning?
    Apple: Yes, if they can fix the invertor the will but it's most likely the board

    My box will be here tomorrow. I guess it's better to have it working. Even though I will be without it for a week. :(
     
  17. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

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    How many logic board revisions does this make? When I took in my week 22, it had the latest available, and I'd swear I had read about at least two prior revisions.
     
  18. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes It Is A New Version Mlb Just Got The Letter

    just got the machine back whisper quiet and cool. here is what the letter said with it.

    "while repairing your macbook pro apple installed a different version of the main logic board (mlb). the new mlb provides equal functionality to the one it replaces. it does not add any additional functionality."

    the machine came with new install disks as well.

    so there it is folks. to all you pessimists out there, zip it....:D
     
  19. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    So, did you try to reinstall the system with the disks that originally came with your MBP or better 10.4.0?
    ;)
     

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