I need advice on replacing the Logic Board on 2 older Macbook Pros

bimmeracer3

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 11, 2017
15
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Hi,
I have 2 older Macbook Pros in need of repair. The logic board on both were fried due to a power surge from an external device. Everything powers up, but none of the ports work.

What is the most budget friendly option and/or company in repairing both Macbook's, in hopes of selling them and not losing money? I a am handy and can replace the parts.


Number 1
15.4" MacBook Pro 8,2
2011
Processor - 2.2 GHz Quad Intel Core i7 - Turbo-Boosts to 3.1 Ghz
Memory - 16GB Ram
Hard Drive - 755GB - Dual SSD - 500GB(Brand New) + 255GB
Graphics Card - AMD Radeon HD 6750M + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Logic Board - 661–5852


Number 2
MacBook Pro 15.4" - Mid 2012
661-6491 Logic Board (2.3GHz)
Serial: C02HKGH7DV33
Model #: A1286
Sales Number: MD103LL/A
 
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whoisyourdaddy

Suspended
Oct 2, 2018
217
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Hi,
I have 2 older Macbook Pros in need of repair. The logic board on both were fried due to a power surge from an external device. Everything powers up, but none of the ports work.

What is the most budget friendly option and/or company in repairing both Macbook's, in hopes of selling them and not losing money? I a am handy and can replace the parts.


Number 1
15.4" MacBook Pro 8,2
2011
Processor - 2.2 GHz Quad Intel Core i7 - Turbo-Boosts to 3.1 Ghz
Memory - 16GB Ram
Hard Drive - 755GB - Dual SSD - 500GB(Brand New) + 255GB
Graphics Card - AMD Radeon HD 6750M + Intel HD Graphics 3000
Logic Board - 661–5852


Number 2
MacBook Pro 15.4" - Mid 2012
661-6491 Logic Board (2.3GHz)
Serial: C02HKGH7DV33
Model #: A1286
Sales Number: MD103LL/A
If you can repair it, then that is your most budget-friendly option since you only need to purchase another board or computer to cannibalize. If you luck upon another one that is damaged in a different manner but the logic board is fully operational, then this is your best bet. Otherwise, you're going to pay an up charge on the part, including labor with a business. Based upon the models, I would suggest for profit and saving your time to just disassemble and sell off the components. There are people who either own one and want to keep the notebook but repair it cheaply or small shops who would purchase operational hardware. Typically, the selling price of used computers that old is not going to net you much more or even taking a loss by trying to repair for resell. Even the logic boards may be sold for "Parts or For Repair" because of small shops having the equipment to test and repair the board electrical components themselves.
 

rocknrotty

macrumors member
Oct 14, 2006
41
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I had a 2011 done in January 2019 by Beetstech 350.00 included return shipping.

Any one know if the 2011 13" model can except a 2012 logic board non retnia.
 
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