Early 2009 Mac Pro Supported, Mid 2009 Macbook Pro Vintage??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mac Gus, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Mac Gus macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2013
    New York City
    So one of the fans crapped out on my Mid 2009 Macbook Pro and I took it to an authorized Apple repair place. They told me that since my Mid 2009 Macbook Pro is classified as "Vintage" by Apple that they cannot order parts for it. So, I went on ebay and ordered what I hope is the correct fan and I will attempt to install the new fan myself...

    But what I found interesting after checking Mac Tracker is that while my Mid 2009 Macbook Pro is listed as Vintage, my Early 2009 Mac Pro is still listed as supported. I find this strange, since technically the Mac Pro is older. Why would my later model Macbook be Vintage and my older Mac Pro be supported? That doesn't make sense.
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Of course it does, the Pro is a desktop which can be upgraded with many parts they are expected to last 5-8 years especially when you can put in new graphics cards, CPU's etc etc etc. The Macbook pro is a laptop and has an expected lifespan of 3-5 years and can only take the simplest of upgrades HDD and RAM.

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