13"MBP-Can you recommend where to buy a logic board?

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  1. igmolinav, Mar 27, 2016
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    igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I thought on posting this message on the regular MBP board, but
    because I am leaning towards doing video is that I post here. You
    may recommend me perhaps to delete this post and post on the
    regular board perhaps. It is the fact that a logic board can come
    with different processors 2.3, 2.7, 2.9 GHz and I wonder if that
    is what you look at the most when buying a logic board or a
    computer.

    The thing is the following. We have a MBP at home that went bad.
    The logic board got a bit of water and it has no repair. I have to
    buy a 'new' logic board. They are apparently not sold as 'new' pieces
    anymore, but used in good condition; and to my surprise refurbished
    as well - I had not thought such fragile pieces could be bought
    refurbished!

    Anyways, the first thing one wants cry out for so loud is the cost of a logic board!
    It ranges from $500 to $650 usd on ifixit. My MBP is an early 2011 MBP
    with what was a 2.3 GHz i5 logic board. Look how expensive!:

    2.4 GHz, (it doesn't says if it is i5 or i7, in case that is important), for $500:
    https://de.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/Mac...ody-Late-2011-2-4-GHz-Logic-Board/IF163-031-1

    2.7 GHz, (it doesn't says if it is i5 or i7, in case that is important), for $650:
    https://de.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/Mac...dy-Early-2011-2-7-GHz-Logic-Board/IF163-035-1

    On e-bay, I just found this one refurbished for $330:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBo...GHz-Logic-Board-820-2936-B-2011-/351662554553
    Do you think this is better than the two previous ones from ifixit ??

    Is there any other place where I may look for logic boards ??

    Thank you very much in advance, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
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  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    To be honest I'd go to an Apple Store and see what they charge. They often charge less than 3rd parties would. I'd go to an official Apple Store rather than a reseller to ensure that they're not putting a markup on the parts & labour.
     
  4. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you : ) !!! Good suggestion !!!

    Kind regards.

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  5. Ziggy... macrumors newbie

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    Did you look at the prices of the whole unit on eBay? A 2011 MBP would probably go for roughly the same price as the logic board nowadays? Why not just upgrade to a newer machine?
     
  6. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Good Point! Why not buy the entire machine
    for the same price one will be paying just
    for the logic board!

    Thank you, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     

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