Converting Macbook Pro to desktop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by judaslovepony, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. judaslovepony macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    So my 2006 mbp broke a while ago. Doesn't turn on when plugged in, the battery doesn't charge, just dead. Warranty expired pretty much a week before it broke, I even got AppleCare.

    Anyway, I'm wondering if there is anything stopping me from cannibalizing this badboy and making it a desktop. I don't know if anyone out there has tried it, but I think it might be as easy as just getting a new I/O board and associated accessories? Of course I don't really know what the problem is with the computer. The light on the charger still comes on when it's plugged in so the I/O might not even be the problem. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you don't even know what the problem is, how does converting it to a desktop make any sense? It doesn't work - sell it for parts and buy a new computer if you don't feel like messing with it to localize the problem.

     
  3. StUPoT macrumors member

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    I kind of did what you are trying to do...

    I took an old MacBook without the screen and re routed the wifi antennas so I could solder them onto the underside of the keyboard. Then I plugged it into my TV and there she stays as a media centre :) works very well
     

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