How long should you run your macbook with a dead logic board

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by maluut, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. maluut macrumors newbie

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    So a few months ago apple told me that my logic board was kaput and needs to be repaired. I was advised that this would be around $280 dollars.

    I have been able to run the computer for a few months now, only by power cord. usually fighting with it to get a green light on my power cord.

    Went away for the weekend and came back to no light from the power cord whatsoever. computer wont turn on. i understand that this is normal but can i revive it without going back to apple?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If the logic board has died you are out of luck.
     
  3. chrisperro macrumors 6502

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    $280 ?? that is cheap ,apple say that?
    they say my motherboard will cost me 800 dollars to repair by apple.
    (canada)
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    I think someone is mistaken. If the logic board were dead, then it wouldnt work, power cord or otherwise.
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    It sounds like it might even be the DC-in board. If you're handy, you could even replace it yourself, depending on your model of MacBook it's around $30 here.
     
  6. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    +1, this. If you have a dead logic board, that = dead computer.
     
  7. TCUFaulk macrumors newbie

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    similar situation

    My logic board went out today and Apple said it would be $280 plus tax for them to fix it. Mine is the logic board, it won't work.

    My question is this: I have had the MacBook for over 4 years, I've upgraded the RAM and Hard Drive. Should I get the computer fixed or just invest in a new one? $300+ to get it fixed and risk something else going out since it is 4 years old or purchase something new?

    Thoughts?
     

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