Converting Macbook Pro to desktop?

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

  1. judaslovepony macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2012
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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

    May 23, 2011
    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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