Anyone have a logic board replaced on MP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pprior, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    My sound input jack is messed up - have to pull the mic sideways and tape it to the side of the case to keep it working. it's the jack - I've already tested other mics.

    Apple store tech guy says I'll likely need a new logic board (motherboard to us PC folk).

    I'm just wondering what the likelihood I'll get through that without any other problems.

    Also - I installed an aftermarket fan on my ATI x1900 due to the noise level - if I take it in with that fan on will I get into any trouble? I was planning on upgrading to the new Nvideo card, but we all know how well that is going.

    this is a year old Mac Pro, BTW.
  2. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    Basically theyll gut the system, exchange the logic boards

    (replace all the components; cpus, heatsinks, fans, sata, power connectors, etc.)

    theyll test the jack itself, but be sure to mention that before handing it off as sometimes they rush and just reinstall the whole thign without testing.

    as for the ATI Card, if you dont have say the nVidia 7300 card to swap in just to have it repaired, my guess would be as long as the video card isnt giving any issues at all then you should be set..they shouldnt reject your logic board replacement over an aftermarket videocard cooler.

    they might bring it up and saywell if any issues come from the video card we will not replace it etc etc.

  3. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2008
    You might have voided the card's warantee (it's old enough it doesn't matter anyway?), but you didn't void the board, so no worries.

    However, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Why bother? It's taped and working, not likely to actually break. You could actually probably fix it yourself... depending on how it's built, it might involve some soldering (and of course new parts), but I'm sure it's doable.
  4. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007
    Is this repair covered under AppleCare? How much is that new board going to cost you? If AppleCare doesn't cover it, is possible to use a USB mic or USB soundcard? I think that would be about $1000 cheaper!
  5. pprior thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Yes, it's applecare. I know it's working but I have to pull the cable about every 2-3 days and push down on the tape holding it. I probably could get a card, but then I figure I'll be fighting driver issues down the road at some point and I really think it should just work.

    I guess I'll wait a few months to see if the new video card ever comes out and then take it in at that point, I'll keep using my ghetto-tape-mod until that time.
  6. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    the only issue i could forsee happening is if somehow your "mod" breaks the jack physically which they will not cover.

    so its upto you how you want to play it, i personally would recommend if you want to continue to use your input device just get it replaced.

    you could be waiting for a long before any video cards are made for the prev gen macpros, if at all ever.


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