2008 Logic Board into a 2006 body

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hexley, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Hexley macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    Accidentally dropped my 2008 MBP and the body & screen are a lost cause. I hope the internals like the logic board is still intact and hopefully compatible with the 2006 MBP body.

    So is it possible to transfer the 2008's internals to a 2006 external?
  2. disasterdrone macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2013
    iFixit is probably you best hope for an answer on this.
  3. aau macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2014
    Not likely to work, first problem is port alignment is entirely different between first-gen MBP and later unibody.
  4. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    Sorry for the confusion. Unibody started late 2008. I have early 2006 and early 2008 MacBook pro
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd say the physical layout is different between the 2008 and the 2006 models to the point you'll not be able to line up the ports or other portions of the logic board and the case.
  6. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    That's correct.

    The 2008 MBP has 2 FireWire ports, one FW400 and one FW800. The 2006 model only had the single FW400 port.
  7. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    Many thanks
  8. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    Another thing is the relocation of some things, one I remember apple moved from the Late 2006 (model with FW800 returning) and the 2007 was the relocation of the Ambient Light Sensors on the side. I wanted to try swapping boards with the two but never got to it when I had them.

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