Logic Board Replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sphirexx, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. sphirexx macrumors member

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    I have a macbook pro model a1278 that may need a new logic board, would any a1278 logic board work or only specific ones? I plan on ordering one tonight or tomorrow. Thank you!
     
  2. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    You should be fine with just any for the a1278. I would definitely go for the fastest processor I could find, it shouldn't affect the price very much.
     
  3. sphirexx thread starter macrumors member

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    i found two but when i looked up both models(replacing with the exact same logic board in the macbook currently and one that had a slightly lesser processor) the listing on everymac says the lesser macbook had 4 finger trackpad and the one thats the model im working on is inertial. will the logic board effect this?
     
  4. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    Ah, yeah you will want to match up the year as well as the model number. In 2010 they introduced the inertial scrolling trackpad. Previous to that was the multi gesture 4 finger trackpad.

    What year is your MBP?
     
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  6. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    Your MBP had inertial scrolling.
     
  7. sphirexx thread starter macrumors member

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    So I would need the logic board of a MBP that also had inertial scrolling?
     
  8. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if you NEED that or not, but I certainly would not put a logic board in that was older than the machine. Although Im pretty sure Apple enabled inertial scrolling via a software update for older machines.

    I can't answer this 100% for you, but I know you can't go wrong matching the current logic board that you current have in it.
     

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