Got my repaired MBP 13 do I know if they really replaced the logic board

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by netddos, May 23, 2010.

  1. netddos macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2005
    I got my MBP 13" back from repair..

    From the paperwork, it seems like they replaced pretty much EVERYTHING.

    Replaced Display (there was a blotch on my screen)
    Replaced logic board (was constantly beach balling)
    Replaced 160GB HDD (was replaced with 250GB HDD...that's good I guess)

    My question there any way to know if the logic board has been indeed replaced?

    I thought every logic board has their own specific serial #...mine didn't change....

    Many thanks.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If they said they replaced it, they replaced it.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    The machine has a serial number, which you see in about this mac.

    When they swap the logic board, a repair tech app lets you put it back in. So it'll be blank or back to the System Serial.

    The part number and individual serials/barcodes on the board need a hand scanner and the Apple database to use.

    So if you see a new board in the repair sheet it'll only likely show as changed from the desktop as a change in firmware, bootrom, GPU firmware, etc.
  4. The Tuck macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

    Jun 8, 2003
    Your computer will still have the same serial number. It's how Apple keeps track of their machines for warranty and repair services. I agree with the person above me. If they said they replaced, it then they replaced it.

    -The Tuck
  5. dsprimal macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2010
    i understand the paranoia that comes with such things as repairs. wanting to know if it really was "repaired" or "replaced". but at the end of the day, u just gotta believe in the force!

    mac 4 life :apple:
  6. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    Because they have no reason to lie. Unless perhaps it was an out of warranty repair and you were paying for it. Relax and enjoy.
  7. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2008
    If you buy off iTunes you would need to re-authorize and would add a "new computer"

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