Any way to fix the ram on a MacBook Pro mid 2012 (retina)?

juan99999

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I realize the ram is soldered, but is there any way to repair the RAM? I'm getting beeps on boot up indicating a RAM issue or is it easier just to replace the logic board?

Would you do it? (i.e. is it cost effective)?

Are the board from the 13" compatible?

If not, what can I do with my computer?

I'd like to wipe out the SSD- does it fit in a Mac Pro 6,1?
 
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Are the board from the 13" compatible? - Nope (assuming this machine is a 15")

If not, what can I do with my computer? - Replace the logic board, sell parts off it, use it as a nice door stop

I'd like to wipe out the SSD- does it fit in a Mac Pro 6,1? - Yep
 

juan99999

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Mar 3, 2015
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Are the board from the 13" compatible? - Nope (assuming this machine is a 15")

If not, what can I do with my computer? - Replace the logic board, sell parts off it, use it as a nice door stop

I'd like to wipe out the SSD- does it fit in a Mac Pro 6,1? - Yep
Thanks. Mine is actually an 2.4GHZ i7- the ones I see on eBay are either 2.3 or 2.6 or higher. I'm assuming they will all work.
 

Hater

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yep they'll all work. going the best processor you can is probably the best, and then listing your old board as "faulty" and listing it should get you a hundred bucks back :)
 

juan99999

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yep they'll all work. going the best processor you can is probably the best, and then listing your old board as "faulty" and listing it should get you a hundred bucks back :)
Awesome thanks! Is there anything I can do to try to repair the bad ram? Heat gun with flux? Or just bite the bullit and pay $400 for a working board?
 

Hater

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Awesome thanks! Is there anything I can do to try to repair the bad ram? Heat gun with flux? Or just bite the bullit and pay $400 for a working board?
Yeah depends why it's not working. Could just be a shorted trace or something due to metallic dust or something, a blow of air might fix it. Could be anything.
 
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