How to "upgrade from 455 to 460"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by matixryder, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. matixryder macrumors member

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    Hello everyone, I bought my 15" MacBook Pro with TB on eBay so I don't have the receipt of it. Now, I would like upgrade my graphic card from 455 to 460. Is that possible to bring my machine to Apple Store and pay the difference then get it upgrades? Or I have to resell my machine and buy a new one?

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    You have to sell it.
     
  3. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Pretty much everything is combined into a single board. That's graphics, RAM, CPU, storage, etc. All soldered on. So no. You can't just pay the difference. It's impossible to replace just the GPU without basically replacing everything.
     
  4. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

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    ^^ This, with the new range of MBP if you don't select it in the initial build you can't add it/change it later, so pick your specification wisely!!
     
  5. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Been like that for quite a while now honestly.
     
  6. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I know you can make changes on a 2012 (helped a friend change RAM and SSD (fairly sure it was a 2012)) but I wouldn't know what you could change on the 2015 or 2014's - either way it seems to get less and less with each release.
     
  7. matixryder thread starter macrumors member

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    Lol, because a lot of users say they can return their to get different color and hardware etc, etc.. so I think we can do it. Thank for clarification guys.
     
  8. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    Why did you even buy it off ebay? That makes no sense, Apple even has an extended holiday return policy you couldve used
     
  9. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    My guess is it had something to do with availability and/or money.
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    From 2012 for 15" and 2013 for 13" the update you performed have not been a practical option. Memory was soldered on and the SSDs had a proprietary interface.
     
  10. matixryder thread starter macrumors member

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    Because I dont want to pay tax to Apple and use the extra money to buy the 3 year Apple Care for the machine.
     
  11. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    Buy from B&H, no tax unless you live in New York.
     
  12. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Unless it was non-retina models
     
  13. Marshall73 macrumors 65816

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    Well Apple won't let you return it and order a higher spec model without a valid receipt. So unless your eBay seller bought it from Apple directly and not a reseller and is willing to send you their receipt you are stuck with it. Unless you just eBay it of course.

    Not sure if you can transfer your AppleCare if you don't do the exchange through Apple. Just keep that in mind.
     
  14. MarcBou macrumors regular

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    Buying a new 3000$ product without a reciep. Seems a smart thing to do.
     
  15. uptownnyc macrumors 6502

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    No, that actually doesn't seem like a smart thing to me.
     
  16. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    They don't have sarcasm in New York?

    On the original OP, sorry, but you'll have to resell. Always buy the MacBook Pros as feature rich as you can afford, and if you have to sacrifice, make those areas places that you won't notice as much. I chose the 460 over the larger SSD because I can always expand space with portable drives, but the graphics card is forever in the machine.
     

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