Can I replace the logic board for a better one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tom Foolery, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Tom Foolery macrumors regular

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    My MBP's logic board just broke and now I'm looking at 1300 to get it replaced. on craigs list I saw a logic board for a 2.33GHz MBP for sale for 600. will this logic board work in my computer.

    Stats for my MBP are below
     
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    You'd have to find a logic board from the same revision as your computer (2.2, 2.4, 2.6 I believe). Looks like you have a Santa Rosa MBP, and that 2.33 board is from a previous revision "Merom" MBP. I doubt it will fit correctly
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Why would it matter which revision it came from? :confused:
     
  4. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    Apple makes changes to the chassis, motherboard mounting points, heatsinks, connections, etc. with each new rev of machine.
     
  5. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    Everything would fit and possibly connect up, but your screen is an LED backlight screen, where as the Merom MBPs have a CCFL backlight, so you can not just swap logic boards for those units.
     

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